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Lakeland opens in India

The home of creative kitchenware continues its overseas store development with the opening of its first stores in India

Lakeland, the home of creative kitchenware, has today announced the next stage of their overseas store development, having opened their first stores in India.

Lakeland’s kitchenware expertise is now available to the people of Pune at Phoenix Market City Mall on the Pune Nagar Road, with a second store open in Bangalore’s Forum Mall. The company believes that there is tremendous opportunity for the Lakeland brand in India, and expects many store openings to follow.

Tony Preedy, Lakeland’s Marketing Director added, “There is a considerable opportunity to grow the Lakeland brand both in the UK and internationally and we are delighted to be beginning the next stage of this growth by taking the Lakeland brand to customers in India. Having successfully launched Lakeland in six countries in the Middle East region we are confident that the new stores in Pune and Bangalore will prove very popular too.”

Lakeland stores in India are operated by Trent-Tata, one of India’s leading retail businesses, who also work with Zara, Tesco and other leading international brands. The store in Bangalore will be co-located with Trent’s Westside Department Store, alongside their ‘Gourmet West’ speciality food store.

Lakeland was founded nearly fifty years ago in Windermere by Sam’s father Alan Rayner who started out selling plastic bags to farmers. Today the business is a multi-national, multi-channel retailer providing millions of customers its innovative and ‘can’t live without’ kitchenware and home solutions. For more information visit

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