Boohoo Group has signed a partnership deal with Alshaya Group to build on the presence of Debenhams in the Middle East and also take other brands in its portfolio to the region via stores rather than just online.
Mothercare said that talks with global franchise and manufacturing partners to “modernise and improve commercial relationships to mutual benefit” have had a good outcome, and also that its Boots deal has been finalised.
Mall operators in the Gulf region are delaying new mega-projects as the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices upend a retail industry built around huge centres catering to tourists and wealthy locals.
British department store Debenhams has opened two new locations in its biggest international region, the Middle East. The franchise openings take the retailer's presence to eight countries in the region.
The brand’s co-founder tells FashionNetwork.com about the evolution of its strategy, marked by fewer store openings, investment in digital, stock management and its new design team after returning to family ownership.
Calvetron Brands’ restructuring plan, which has already claimed the closure of its Dash and Eastex clothing labels, will also see 102 Jacques Vert and Precis concessions axed across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Besides creating a state-of-the-art fashion season, Dubai is also home to a dynamic new fashion e-commerce business - and one with a very novel twist. Named The Modist, it’s the dream of entrepreneur Ghizlan Guenez.