Pontefract headquartered HARIBO to launch in designer York outlet this month ...

UK confectionery manufacturer, HARIBO is opening its second outlet store at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York.

Officially launching on Thursday November 22, the 1,487 sq ft unit follows the unveiling of the London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park, in 2017.

Rebecca Fox, retail manager at HARIBO, said: “Having our own stores has been on our agenda for some time.

“It’s a move that is integral to our growth strategy and to driving our success as we continue to showcase our range and communicate our fantastic brand personality and strength across the UK.

“With such a diverse mix of leading brands and strong footfall the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York is the perfect location for us and further builds on the success that we have seen from our first outlet store in London, bringing us closer to achieving our ambitious retail plans.”

As a family-owned business, HARIBO has been making sweets for nearly 100 years. Launching into the UK market in 1972, HARIBO operates two manufacturing facilities in West Yorkshire, home to more than 700 staff members.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York’s centre manager, Mike Thomas, added: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming the HARIBO store to our portfolio.

“The brand will be a great addition to our diverse collection, and will no doubt be a firm favourite amongst our customers and just in time for Christmas as well.”