Al Fayed plans to go global with small-store format
Harrods is aiming to roll out its upmarket convenience-store concept in top cities around the world.

Owner Mohamed Al Fayed could ultimately open up to a hundred Harrods 102 stores in cities across the UK as well as Paris, Berlin and New York.

The expansion plans are dependent on the success of the first 102 outlet at 102 Brompton Road in London, launched last month.

The Harrods venture will be mix of smaller shops established under licence, with some wholly owned by Al Fayed. The stores will stock Harrods signature products, including more affordable brands such as its own-brand whisky and sauces.

102 Brompton Road offers customers' c-store staples such as a pint of milk as well as more luxury items and services, including sushi, energy juices, massages and oxygen sessions. It has also been decked out with counters from international vendors.

Al Fayed said he wants to make Harrods available to ordinary people.

Rivals Harvey Nichols and Selfridges have already embarked on satellite department stores in regional UK cities.