US-BASED Crate & Barrel has partnered with the SM Retail Group to open its first store in the Philippines.
Founded in 1962, Crate & Barrel is a global, multi-channel family of brands in house ware and furniture designs. It is now owned by the Otto Group of Hamburg, Germany, and has operations in North America, Dubai, Singapore and Mexico.
Its new outlet in the Philippines is located in SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall in Manila. More outlets are scheduled to open this year in the Philippine capital and subsequently in other cities in the country.
Crate & Barrel also plans to expand into other Asian markets.