Danish furniture retailer Jysk plans to open 500 stores in the UK over the next 20 years.
The company’s letting requirements will equate to more than 5m sq ft. The £1.5bn discount furniture chain already has 1,350 stores in 31 countries and kicks off its aggressive UK expansion plans this week.
It is also set to open a store in York’s Clifton Mall in June and is considering Blackburn as its fourth location.
Entry to the UK will cost the company more than £50m.