According to Androidauthority, it was confirmed that Xiaomi has recently closed its first and only Mi Store in the UK.
This Mi Store is Xiaomi’s first authorized store in the United Kingdom. It opened in November 2018 and is located in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre. The source claims that the Mi Store is no longer open on March 5, the Twitter account @mistorelondon has been closed, and the Westfield website has also issued a statement saying that the Mi Store located in this shopping center is no longer open.
A Xiaomi spokesperson said in a statement:
This adjustment to our local retail strategy is a reaction to our fast growing business in Western Europe. Since our official arrival in the UK over one year ago, we have loved building relationships with our users, Mi Fans and partners and thank them all for their support. UK users and Mi Fans can continue to purchase Xiaomi products through our official website mi.com/uk and other official channels that will be announced along with our product launches in the future.
In addition to a range of phones from across Xiaomi’s Mi, Redmi, and Poco brands, the store also stocked accessories, wearables, a litany of weird and wonderful smart home devices, as well as screwdrivers, umbrellas, and even electric scooters.
Xiaomi has grown rapidly in Western Europe since its debut in Spain in 2017. According to data from Canalys, Xiaomi’s overall share in Europe has risen to fourth, and the third quarter of 2019 has grown 73% year-on-year.