Global apparel and accessory retailer Giordano International is planning to expand in India. The company is present in India through its exclusive distributor, Giordano Fashions India, which is owned by Dubai-based Emirates Trading Agency (ETA) group.
While talking to Indiaretailing, Ramesh C Rath, chief executive officer, Elite Brands Pvt. Ltd, Giordano said, “The expansion is on the cards. We are planning to come up with more than 25 stores this year. Also, we are coming up with stores in tier II cities like Aurangabad, Pune and Nasik.” Giordano at present has five stores in India – in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Mumbai.
Established in 1981, Hong Kong-headquartered Giordano is among the most well-known and established apparel retailers in the Asia-Pacific region. Worldwide, the company has over 1,700 stores operating in Greater China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, North America, India and the Middle East. It owns four brands – Giordano, Giordano Ladies, Giordano Junior and Bluestar.
– Shruti Badyal