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Cotswold Outdoors reaches 80 - retail stores that is!

Press Release / 22.06.2018

Cotswold Outdoor And Runners Need Arrives In Highcross, Leicester

Renowned outdoor clothing and equipment retailer is set to open its doors on June 30th. A goody bag containing goods to the value of £100 RRP will be gifted to the first 100 customers to spend £50 or more in store.*

*Whilst stocks last. Given to the first 100 customers in the queue to spend £50 in the Leicester store on 30th June 2018.

Formed in a single outbuilding over 40 years ago, Cotswold Outdoor has been inspiring adventures and providing top quality outdoor clothing, equipment and expert advice since 1974. Its latest store, joint with Runners Need, is set to join the retail line-up at Highcross shopping centre later this month, making debuts for both brands in Leicester. An official opening ceremony will take place at 9am, June 30th, led by Berghaus Ambassador (to be announced!)

Outdoor & Cycle Concepts Ltd's first store in Leicester will be a 7,886 sq ft unit, situated in the centre's East Mall, alongside other leading retailers including Waterstones, Urban Outfitters and Smiggle. Runners Need will be incorporated into the space with an area designated to the brand within the store. Shoppers will be welcomed into store by a team of experts that includes experienced hikers, climbers, runners, campers and adventurers.

Inside Cotswold Outdoor's 80th store, shoppers will be able to browse and purchase an unrivalled range of leading brands including The North Face, Rab, Jack Wolfskin and Salomon. An extended range of items will also be available to purchase online ( and collect in store via click + collect. The Runners Need 'shop-in-shop' will provide the latest products from world-leading running brands such as Nike, Adidas and Ronhill, expert advice and free gait analysis - part of a comprehensive in-store fitting service.

Elaine Wrigley, Retail Director, Outdoor & Cycle Concepts Ltd - "We are delighted to be opening a store in Leicester. Customers can look forward to expert service and the very best selection of outdoor clothing and equipment alongside our extensive range of run footwear and clothing."

To celebrate the opening of Cotswold Outdoor Leicester, Salomon and Berghaus will be showing off their latest innovations in outdoor technology and offering great prizes in honour of the occasion. Shoppers can enjoy a unique VR experience from Berghaus, with the opportunity to win an adventure holiday, plus fantastic giveaways from Salomon on the day.

Cotswold Outdoor Leicester will be open seven days a week located at the following address:

Cotswold Outdoor, Unit 4-5,
Highcross Leicester, 5 Shires Lane, Leicester

About Cotswold Outdoor

The Cotswold Outdoor journey began in a small out-building in the Cotswolds, selling a collection of camping accessories. By offering its customers insightful local knowledge and reliable products, the team soon opened new stores, operating across the UK. Embracing the latest technologies – from the internet to mobile – has helped Cotswold Outdoor bring its award-winning service to outdoor enthusiasts throughout the UK. Today it operates over 70 stores and employs over 1,400 dedicated expert staff. The brand remains true to its roots by supporting a range of partner organisations across the UK. Through them, and by continuing to offer quality products, expert advice and in-store services such as boot & backpack fittings, it remains one of the UK's most trusted outdoor retailers.

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