Smarter than the average BEAR

Independent brunch and coffee brand, BEAR has successfully negotiated a deal with intu Derby and announced plans to open its second Derby site in autumn 2019.

BEAR will add to its existing outlets in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, Stone, Uttoxeter and as part of the Jack Wills Carnaby Street store in London, creating 20 new jobs in the process.

Located in a prime spot between Carluccios and Zizzi, the coffee house will provide customers with speciality coffee, brunch, cocktails and craft beer from morning until evening.

Craig Bunting, co-founder of BEAR, commented: “We love Derby. We firmly believe we have established ourselves as a Derby brand, which is something that we are very proud of."

Adam Tamsett, General Manager at intu Derby, said: “We’re proud to offer a range of independent retailers alongside well-known national brands to give our visitors a rich and varied experience when they shop with us."

Craig at BEAR explained "We founded BEAR with the absolute desire to become a UK challenger brand by delivering an exceptional product inside beautiful spaces, served by a team that are passionate about what they do. Our recent partnership with global fashion retailer, Jack Wills, and our offering at intu Derby sees us punching well above our weight! This excites us because we are at the forefront of a growing change in the retail landscape. We are thankful that intu is taking a pro-active approach to support brands of the future, whilst ensuring that it also creates shopping destinations that consumers desire.”