• John Lewis to launch six concessions in Australian Myer stores
  • First concession set to open before Christmas on the out-skirts of Sydney
  • John Lewis has increased the number of countries it delivers to from 33 to 40

John Lewis is set to open six concessions in Australian department store Myer by next year as it continues to grow its international presence.

The department store chain is expected to open its first concession in Myer’s new Warringah store, on the outskirts of Sydney, before Christmas.

Other openings in Melbourne, Perth, Bondi, Chadstone and central Sydney will follow in early 2017, taking the number of John Lewis shop-in-shops to 30 worldwide.

The retailer has also increased the number of countries it delivers to from 33 to 40, adding Hong Kong, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Switzerland, the Philippines and Malaysia to its list of online delivery destinations.

John Lewis head of international development Katie Jordan said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our international presence and bringing John Lewis to new countries around the world, both through physical collaborations and by expanding our online international delivery destinations.

“There is a real synergy between Myer’s customer base and ours, and we believe they are the perfect partner for our first Australian shop-in-shops.”

Myer deputy chief executive Daniel Bracken said: “The introduction of John Lewis homewares fits very well with our new strategy to offer our customers desirable and wanted brands.”

John Lewis branched out into Europe last year, opening a concession in Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf.