Magazines Archives - 2007 February

Marks & Spencer To Debut In Kolkata
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MARKS & SPENCER (M&S) is set to debut in Kolkata, India, in a 30,000sqf retail development, reported local media.

The UK retailer will open under master franchisee Planet Retail Holdings, which will also launch other international retail brands Planet Sports, Next, Guess, The Body Shop, Accessorize and Converse in the same building. These brands will occupy three levels of the 12-floor property, with the 9,000sqf M&S on the second floor, Planet Retail told the local press.

M&S now operates 11 outlets in the sub-continent, of which three are in Mumbai, two in New Delhi, and one each in Bangalore, Chennai, Guragaon, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Pune.

Meanwhile, the retailer has also inked a deal with Taiwan’s President Chain Store to form a joint venture of which the British retailer will own 60%.

Under the venture, the companies aim to open two outlets in the country by year-end, with the first to be launched this May in a complex being developed by the Uni-President group.


2007 February Stories:

HR & Training – Service Excellence
Secret to better service. Creating a more involved working environment

The Valiram Group Wins Bid To Manage Luxury Brands At Changi Airport

China Reports Healthy 2006 Sales Growth

Pantaloon Signs JV With US Retailer Of Office Supplies

E-Land To Sell Carrefour Stores In South Korea

Tesco To Beef Up Korean Presence

Pet Safari Opens Largest Store In Singapore

Baleno Malaysia Set To Multiply In-Base Stores By Next Year

Inditex Expands In Asia

s.Oliver Launches Into India With Leading Local Partner

Traditional Thai Retailers Face Imminent Shutdown Unless More Aid Is Given

Damas Taps India’s Emerging Gems Market

HK Group Charts Major Growth Up North

Marks & Spencer To Debut In Kolkata

Competition Expected To Fuel M&As In China

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