Marks & Spencer plots 250 new overseas stores for next three years Wednesday, 2nd April 2014
The next three years will see Marks & Spencer take its overseas expansion to the next level as it looks to add 250 new stores outside of the UK by 2017.
Hobbs headed Stateside with Bloomingdale's concessions Tuesday, 25th March 2014
British heritage-style brand Hobbs is set to expand across the pond with five concessions in Bloomingdale's opening in the US.
Sainsbury’s to open first ‘dark store’ to fulfil online orders Monday, 14th October 2013
Sainsbury’s has announced it will open its first distribution centre dedicated to serving online grocery orders after a surge in internet shopping at the retailer in the southeast of England.
Matalan heiress looks to rejuvenate Nicole Farhi and Fenn Wright Manson brands Monday, 16th September 2013
Maxine Hargreaves- Adams, the daughter of Matalan founder John Hargreaves and the new owner of Nicole Farhi and Fenn Wright Manson, is said to be busy planning a revival for the designer labels. Based in Monaco, Hagreaves-Adams told the Guardian that she is now looking to expand both fashion brands internationally, after investing more than £5.4 million of her own money into the Farhi and Fenn Wright Manson labels.
Fawaz Alhokair ramps up expansion drive with 250 new stores Thursday, 5th September 2013
Saudi Arabian retail franchise specialist Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair has revealed plans to open nearly 250 stores at home and overseas this financial year, as its domestic market goes from strength to strength.
Waitrose set to expand c-store roll-out Monday, 2nd September 2013
Waitrose has announced it will continue to roll-out its convenience store, little Waitrose format stores over the next year, creating up to 650 new roles at the retailer. The grocer says it plans to increase its presence in the next 12 months through at least ten new little Waitrose shops.
Unilever eyes emerging markets for expansion Tuesday, 9th July 2013
The world’s third largest consumer goods company on Tuesday revealed it will be expanding further into emerging markets. Speaking to the BBC’s Jonathan Head, Unilever chief executive Paul Polman said he wanted the company to expand into new markets, strengthening the company’s name as a universal brand.
After Topshop, Arcadia now in talks to expand Miss Selfridge in US Friday, 21st June 2013
Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group is said to be in talks to expand its presence in the US after the initial success of its stateside Topshop stores. WWD reported Arcadia this week unveiled its first US “group preview” of its Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Wallis brands in Manhattan.
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