Chester Zoo to open first external shop at Chester Market

The new 510 sq. ft. stall – which is currently subject to contract – will occupy a prominent position near the main entrance of the market. It will offer a range of Chester Zoo gift items, animal adoptions and experiences – with all sales supporting the not-for-profit zoo’s charitable efforts to create a future where nature can thrive.

Councillor Nathan Pardoe, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Economy, Regeneration and Digital Transformation, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Chester Zoo to the market, and as one of Chester’s most famous attractions and a worldwide conservation leader; we are honoured that they have chosen to launch their first external retail outlet in the market.”

Suzanne Keyse, Retail General Manager at Chester, Zoo added: “We’re really looking forward to joining the thriving community of traders at the market and offering our unique range of merchandise and gifts. Importantly, just as with our main gift shops at the zoo, all funds generated by the stall will contribute directly to our charitable mission to prevent extinction, supporting vital conservation efforts here in the UK and all around the world.”

Founded in 1931, Chester Zoo is one of the world’s leading conservation charities. It welcomes around two million visitors a year and pioneers work globally to protect endangered wildlife.

Chester and District Standard | Business