Belfast Telegraph

Scandinavian homeware chain Sostrene Grene opens second Northern Ireland store

By Staff Reporter

Scandinavian homewares chain Sostrene Grene has opened its latest store in Newry - one of many planned for Northern Ireland.

The retailer has launched its second store at The Quays shopping centre. It follows its first shop on Ann Street in Belfast city centre.

The Danish firm was brought to Ireland by joint venture partners Richard and Norma Power, and is planning to open six stores here.

Sostrene Grene already has 150 stores worldwide, with six in the Republic of Ireland.

The retailer stocks homeware, stationery, gifts and interior furnishings and was founded by Anna and Clara Grene in 1973.

Norma Power said: "The retail market in Northern Ireland is already very strong and is forecast to continue to grow.

"We felt that there was a gap in the market for Sostrene Grene following its success around the world.

"With the Belfast store performing very well in its first year we are pleased to be able to bring the experience and goods that Sostrene Grene offers to customers in Newry.

"The shopping experience in each store is paramount to the brand and is the first of its kind in the city."

Helen Markey, manager of the new Newry store, said: "The Danish brand offers beautiful pieces at affordable prices suitable for gifts or treating yourself."

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