Glasgow 2014 has started work on its flagship store in the city’s George Square. It has also opened its first official pop-up retail kiosks in Buchanan Galleries and the St Enoch Shopping Centre.
The superstore in the heart of Glasgow will sell a large range of official Games merchandise and will open for business on 28 June. Extending to around 12,500 sq ft, the specially designed shop will also stock a number of special edition products which would normally only be available at Games venues.
All Team Scotland merchandise will be available in the shop which is one of more than 40 retail units which will operate across the city and in venues.
Situated in two of Glasgow’s busiest shopping hubs, the pop-up kiosks will stock a wide range of official merchandise including Glasgow 2014 and Team Scotland clothing for adults and kids, souvenirs such as mugs, key rings and pin badges as well as replicas of our cheeky mascot Clyde.
The kiosks, which will be open seven days a week, until the middle of August, give sports fans another chance to get their hands on official Glasgow 2014 merchandise, which is already on sale from the official outlet store in Central Station. Merchandise can also be bought online at https://shop.glasgow2014.com//.
The store and kiosks, are creating new jobs as part of a drive which will see several hundred temporary jobs created in Glasgow to handle the sale of official Commonwealth Games merchandise.
David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, said:
“Starting the build on the Glasgow 2014 superstore on George Square takes us another step closer to the Games becoming a reality. Shoppers will be able to buy their own little piece of Games history and by including the special edition products we can ensure as many people as possible enjoy the full Games experience. Our first official pop-up shopping centre kiosks – in Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch Centre – are also in a great location and should be extremely popular with Games fans, tourists and shoppers.
“For many people arriving in Glasgow for the Games, the kiosks and retail stores will be their first experience of Glasgow 2014 and we are confident it will be a memorable one.”