BHS an­nounces plans to grow its prof­itable and es­tab­lished in­ter­na­tional busi­ness

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

BHS, the iconic re­tail Bri­tish brand, has an­nounced plans to grow its in­ter­na­tional busi­ness. This will in­volve launch­ing in new coun­tries, and plans to open new state-of-the-art de­part­ment stores, start­ing in Qatar.

A BHS store has been in Malta since 1988.

All ranges will con­tinue to be de­signed in Lon­don, but there will be a greater fo­cus on pro­vid­ing its fran­chise part­ners with prod­ucts more tai­lored to the in­ter­na­tional cus­tomer. The style, value and qual­ity syn­ony­mous with the brand will un­der­pin the prod­uct range. BHS In­ter­na­tional has strength­ened re­la­tions with a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of its tra­di­tional sup­plier base to sup­port that of­fer.

BHS has a suc­cess­ful and prof­itable in­ter­na­tional busi­ness, op­er­at­ing fran­chise part­ner­ships around the world. The first in­ter­na­tional fran­chise store opened in 1985, and when Al Mana pur­chased the busi­ness in June 2016, there were 73 stores in 18 coun­tries un­der the con­trol of 14 Fran­chise Part­ners.

David An­der­son, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, BHS In­ter­na­tional said: “Our in­ter­na­tional busi­ness has been op­er­at­ing since 1985 and it has en­joyed strong growth in re­cent years. Un­der the new own­ers, we have am­bi­tious plans to ac­cel­er­ate this growth, and work­ing closely with ex­ist­ing and new fran­chise part­ners we are con­fi­dent we can do this; since the new In­ter­na­tional busi­ness was formed in June, we have se­cured agree­ments with new part­ners in new ter­ri­to­ries, and are in dis­cus­sions with many oth­ers.

“In the coun­tries we op­er­ate, vis­it­ing shop­ping malls and stores is very much a leisure and fam­ily ac­tiv­ity. Our fran­chise part­ners have made sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment in their stores to en­sure they pro­vide an en­joy­able shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence for their cus­tomers. We will help them build on this by pro­vid­ing a greater fo­cus on mar­ket-spe­cific prod­ucts, and in­tro­duc­ing new and ex­cit­ing ranges.’

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