This Thursday, Jack Wolfskin will open its seventh store in the U.K. at Trinity Square in Leeds on a selling surface of 1,238 square feet. This latest opening follows existing doors in York, Birmingham and the Lake District as well as three stores in London. Jack Wolfskin's most recent store coincides with a debate widely covered in OCC Outdoor, the British trade publication, that followed after Jack Wolfskin's announcement to offer its entire range of products on the website of Cotswold, the big British specialty chain. Simultaneously, according to OCC, Cotswold's competitor, Go Outdoors, let its lawyers send out a letter to vendors, indicating that Cotswold was trying to persuade them not to do business with Go Outdoors. OCC says that Cotswold is “aware of the unproven allegations.” An executive of Jack Wolfskin told The Compass that the company was happy with the deal it managed to strike with Cotswold, but “The Paw” does not have any interest in any exclusive agreement with a single account. Jack Wolfskin is determined to grow significantly in the U.K. and would be happy to work with any retailer that provides the necessary quality in terms of staff, product presentation and service.