Nine Samsung Experience stores, operated by Carphone Warehouse, officially open today (9 April) in the UK.
The nine new stores will be located in London, two in Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Bradford, Cardiff and Bournemouth, and will be open in time for the Galaxy S5 launch on Friday.
Announced in January, the UK rollout follows the opening of 19 stores across Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Ireland.
Carphone Warehouse CEO Andrew Harrison said:
Ã¢â‚¬ËœWe are delighted to have been chosen by Samsung as its preferred European partner for its experience store rollout. In line with the launch of the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 this week weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re opening the first UK stores, including one in the heart of LondonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shopping district on Oxford Street. Our Connected World Services business combines Carphone WarehouseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s retailing expertise and systems with one of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biggest brands and will help us make even more lives better through connected technology.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
Samsung VP of IT and mobile, UK and Ireland, Simon Stanford, added:
Ã¢â‚¬ËœWe are committed to providing the most innovative and exciting shopping experience for our customers and our partnership with Carphone Warehouse allows us to do just that. We will be able to offer a unique shopping experience tailored to our customersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ needs as well as giving them access to our wide portfolio of connected mobile products.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
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