Inditex opens Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho and Zara Home in Minsk, Belarus

Inditex opens Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho and Zara Home in Minsk, Belarus

 

  • Pablo Isla met the new teams of Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho and Zara Home in Minsk

Arteixo, Spain, 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inditex has opened its first stores in Belarus, reaching 94 markets with commercial presence. Inditex CEO, Pablo Isla, has visited the new stores and met the new Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho and Zara Home teams at the Dana Mall in Minsk, one of the most relevant shopping centres of the Belarusian capital.

Zara arrives to Minsk with a two-story store featuring more than 4,000 square metres of retail space bearing the latest store concept, based on four principles: beauty, clarity, functionality and sustainability.  The brand offers to its Belarussian customers the latest trends for women, men and kids, as part of its Fall–Winter collection.

Pull&Bear and Bershka also opened today their new stores with more than 1,000 square metres of commercial space respectively. Pull&Bear has unveiled in Belarus its latest image, with an interior design that reminds the Californian city of Palm Springs. In turn, Bershka includes in Minsk its new store concept entitled Stage, focusing on the world of music.

Stradivarius offers Belarussian customers its new women’s collection whilst, Oysho brings to Minsk its latest designs in terms of lingerie and sports clothing, with Zara Home launching the latest trends in decoration and home furnishing to this market.

Massimo Dutti is present with its latest collections for menswear, women and children, contained in a store measuring 750 square metres.

These new stores incorporate all of the elements of sustainability found in eco-efficient Inditex stores, which consume 30% less energy and half as much water compared with a conventional store. The Group’s aim is to ensure that all of its stores are eco-efficient by 2020. Currently, 71% of Inditex stores already respond to this commitment with the environment

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Retail decoration: Spanish firm Panespol launches new ideas LAB to meet creatives’ wild designs

Alicante, Spain, 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Spanish design surfaces company Panespol® has launched a new bespoke service for architects and designers who need made-to-measure 3D objects for retail decoration.

Claiming to provide any shapes, materials, and reasonable sizes, as well as special effects, tricks, and delivery to sharp deadlines, the Panespol® LAB service has been made possible by smart technology updates and the firm’s own patents in polymer materials, although it will work in all materials, even natural plants from forests.

“We know that designers and architects are tired of recycling ideas because no one has an out-of-the-box production capacity for big orders on out-of-the-ordinary projects,” says Panespol®.

“Now they can be as specific and demanding as they like, and can dream big and have someone make it all happen, and do all the work from conception to final delivery.”

The Alicante-based firm, founded in 2001, has become known worldwide for the quality of its wall coverings in light, hard-wearing, fireproof, and ecological imitations that can be mounted by one person without building skills. It supplies chains such as Inditex (Bershka, Stradivarius), Burger King, Pizza Hut, Urban Jungle, and even Ikea.

This new LAB service was showcased to much acclaim at the recent retail fair Euroshop, held in Düsseldorf from March 5 to 9, where Panespol® mounted an interactive stand featuring some of the ‘off-the-wall’ shapes it can produce on demand.

Contact:

Press: Peter Wix
innovation@panespol.com

Panespol: Sonia Bernabeu (International)
sonia@panespol.com

Stradivarius features British model George Alsford for its new men’s fashion line

Stradivarius features British model George Alsford for its new men’s fashion line

 

Arteixo, Spain, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Stradivarius men’s fashion line is on sale in stores in 17 international markets as well as 22 out of all the online markets where it operates. The Stradivarius Man collection appears in newly designed areas of Inditex Group flagship stores and will continue to spread to new stores in the coming months.

The first Stradivarius Man collection has been created for young men, who like fashion and are looking for ways to use it to express their personality and style, without sacrificing comfort. Divided into three blocks, it offers clothes for any time of day and any activity. Smart includes the most cosmopolitan part of the collection, providing simple clothes with fine lines and sober colours. Casual looks, dominated by natural fibres and neutral colours, are included in Cotton, while the Denim line, a historical reference for Stradivarius, includes innovative denim fabrics and patterns.

George Alsford, the British model providing the image for the launch, is the first to represent Stradivarius Man’s values and philosophy. “I define myself a gentleman with a rascal edge,” he said in the online video presentation of the line.

To celebrate the launch, Stradivarius will give a 20% discount to subscribers of the Stradivarius Man newsletter between 1 and 5 February.

Stradivarius around the world
Stradivarius is a new Inditex Group brand shaped every day by its love of fashion, style and originality. The latest trends, strongly influenced by denim garments and romantic styles, can be found in its stores, which are wonderful places for a unique shopping experience. Stradivarius can be found in 64 countries and has a thousand stores around the world. In 2011, it launched its first online store, now serving more than 31 countries.

Contact:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

Source: Inditex

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Stradivarius opened its biggest global flagship on London’s Oxford Street

The new flagship at 309 Oxford Street has a total area of 1,500 sqm (16,145 sqft) spread over three floors.

LONDON, 2016-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stradivarius, the young fashion and accessories brand of the Inditex group, has opened its biggest global flagship on London’s Oxford Street. The new store at 309 Oxford Street has a total area of 1,500 sqm (16,145 sqft) spread over three floors. The basement and first floor have opened to showcase the women and lifestyle collections and the first floor is scheduled to open in 2017 in time for Spring/Summer with the launch of Stradivarius’s first menswear offering.

An impressive glass façade allows natural light to permeate the store helping to connect it to the street outside. The atmosphere is one of industrial combined with natural aesthetics, with wood, textured fabric walls and strip lights. The original interior brick walls have been exposed and preserved to create a vintage feel and showcase the #stradivariuslondon hashtag.

The new opening builds on the success of Stradivarius’s first UK store opened at Westfield Stratford in August 2014, as well as the launch of the brand’s UK ecommerce offering in September 2013 through www.stradivarius.com. The website allows simple browsing and provides inspiration by showcasing the brand’s Campaigns and Lookbooks which can be shared through social networks.

About Stradivarius
Stradivarius is one of the eight brands that make up Inditex Group. It designs thousands of feminine and creative garments and accessories in Spain which are distributed exclusively in its stores worldwide, especially targeting women between 20 and 35 years old. Including the new store at 309 Oxford Street, the brand has 960 stores in 64 countries.

About Inditex
Inditex is a fashion retail group with eight commercial brands (Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe) and over 7,000 stores worldwide. The Group’s brands remained focused on listening closely to customers to offer them the fashions they desire. The customer promise is also the driving force behind the integration of our sustainable and environmental policies used throughout the Group’s supply chain.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex

Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

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Stradivarius opened its biggest global flagship on London's Oxford Street

Stradivarius opened its biggest global flagship on London’s Oxford Street

Stradivarius organised the first digital pop up store on board a plane

Arteixo, Spain, 2016-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Flight attendants on a flight from Barcelona to Split gave passengers mobile phones that came with an app, designed specifically for the event, for purchasing clothes from Stradivarius’ latest collection.

Stradivarius has organised the first digital pop up store on board a plane. Flight attendants on a flight from Barcelona to Split (operated by Vueling) gave passengers mobile phones that came with an app, designed specifically for the event, for purchasing clothes from Stradivarius’ latest collection.

The passengers included leading international fashion bloggers, invited by the brand, whose final destination was the island of Hvar (Croatia) as a part of The Summer Expedition 2016, where they will enjoy different looks of the brand and some leisure activities.

All the passengers were given a corporate gift after landing and a gratittude letter for attending this initiative, another success after the fashion show Stradivarius organised on a plane in 2015.

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex

Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

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Stradivarius organised the first digital pop up store on board a plane

Stradivarius organised the first digital pop up store on board a plane

Stradivarius opens its first physical store in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stradivarius, one of the Inditex Group’s young fashion concepts, will open tomorrow its first physical store in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The new store, located in the Kalvestraat 42, has over 1300 square meters, divided in two floors. The glass façade makes the store very luminous and creates a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy a unique shopping experience with new products instore every week.

The brand opened its online store in The Netherlands on September 2013, with an easy website navigation and inspiration resources such as Campaigns and Lookbooks to give customers a wide-ranging look at the full range of fashion offered by the retailer, and content that can also be shared across different social networks.

62 markets in the world

Stradivarius was set up in 1994 and its headquarters are located in Sallent (Barcelona), where its products are distributed twice a week to 950 stores across 62 markets.

Stradivarius opened its first e-stores in 2011 in several European markets. It currently offers Internet shopping in 19 European markets, plus Mexico. By April, Stradivarius will sale online in the 28 markets of European Union.

‘Feminine fashion trends made with love’

Stradivarius, defined as ‘feminine fashion trends made with love’, is well known for its denim garments and romantic collections. Stradivarius’ name and treble clef celebrate our unique take on style, inviting young women all over the world to discover the melody, energy and excitement of the fashion brand that moves to its own tune.

Every season, Stradivarius proposes a new fashion and accessories collection with all the must-haves to create the perfect closet for trendy, dreamer and fashionable young women.

Contact for media

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex

Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

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Stradivarius opens its first physical store in Amsterdam

Stradivarius opens its first physical store in Amsterdam

Inditex Group’s net sales increased to €14.74bn in the first nine months of FY2015; 16% up from a year earlier

  • Over the past 12 months, the Group has generated more than 13,000 new jobs worldwide, more than 3,000 of which were in Spain. It now has a total 146,478 employees
  • Over this period the company has been particularly active in Community investment by providing direct aid to refugees in Europe and support to organisations such as Médicines Sans Frontières, Every Mother Counts and, more recently, Water.org
  • As of 31 October the Group has 6,913 stores in 88 markets, 28 of which also have online sales platforms
  • Net profit over the first nine months of the year was up 20% to €2.020bn
  • Store and online sales in local currencies grew 15% between 1 November and 3 December 2015

Arteixo, Spain, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the first nine months of FY2015 – 1 February to 31 October – Inditex Group’s net sales increased 16% from a year earlier to €14.74bn. In constant currency terms, sales growth was 15%, with solid growth in like-for-like store sales. Net profit was €2.02bn, up 20% over the same period the previous year.

This growth, coupled with the group’s investments, has enabled Inditex to generate 13,079 new jobs worldwide over the past 12 months, of which 3,291 were in Spain. As at 31 October 2015, the Group’s global workforce totalled 146,478 employees. Of note, all manufacturing, logistics, brand and subsidiary employees worldwide with more than two years’ service will benefit from a profit-share plan for 2015-2016. The Group will award these beneficiaries 10% of the year-on-year growth in profit attributable to the parent company.

Key figures (Q3 2015)
(€ billions) 9M 2015 9M 2014 YoY growth
Sales 14.744 12.709 16%
Gross Profit

    Gross margin

8.669

58.8%

7.491

58.9%

16%

 

EBITDA 3.328 2.825 18%
EBIT 2.583 2.161 20%
Net income 2.020 1.687 20%

 

Community Investments

The period has likewise been marked by a number of community investments, in line with the Group’s aim to support humanitarian aid, education and employment and social welfare.

With regards to humanitarian support, the Group has partnered with the Spanish Red Cross, UNHCR, Cáritas and Médicines Sans Frontiéres, to provide support to refugees fleeing the Syria conflict. From September to date, it has sent 450,000 items of warm clothing to refugees in regions bordering Syria via these organisations. In April, Inditex also provided emergency aid to Nepal via Caritas, the Red Cross and Oxfam, following the devastating earthquake.

In terms of education and employment, in Spain Inditex has opened its ninth store of the For&From project in Galicia – to support people with disabilities. It has continued to support Caritas to help unemployment in Spain by providing skills training.

Meanwhile, internationally it has launched the Salta programme in seven cities worldwide, to provide training and employment to young people at risk of social exclusion. This builds on from the initiative already present in Paris, Barcelona and Madrid. In October, Chairman Pablo Isla also signed an agreement with the China Youth Development Foundation to support the construction of educational centres in Chinese rural areas. Inditex has also signed a partnership agreement with Entreculturas Foundation to promote education between young refugees in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.

In terms of social welfare investments, Inditex has also signed medium to long term partnership agreements with Every Mother Counts to provide essential healthcare to mothers in need in the US and worldwide. As well as Water.org to provide access to safe water and sanitation in developing areas, mainly in Bangladesh and Cambodia, which will directly improve the health conditions of more than 160,000 people in both countries.

International presence

The Group continues with the global expansion of its fully integrated store and online sales platform. Over the first nine months of 2015 it opened 230 stores in 48 markets.

In terms of online launches over the period, Zara extended its online presence to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. Inditex also launched online operations in the southern hemisphere with the launch of Zarahome.com in Australia on 3 December. Zara Home also launched online in Japan. Over the period, Uterqüe also launched online in Sweden and Denmark; Zara Home in Japan, and Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius and Oysho in China.

Inditex opened physical stores in all geographical areas, which included highly relevant stores for all the brands. Europe saw a net increase of 109 stores over the period, the Americas 47, and Asia and the rest of the world 74 to bring the Group’s total number of stores to 6,913.

All of the Group’s brands increased the number of stores over the period. The most relevant openings to date include those of Zara in New York’s Financial District (222 Broadway), the first store in Hawaii, and a range of openings in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Stockholm (Sweden), Osaka (Japan), Beijing, Harbin and Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Brisbane (Australia) and Johannesburg (South Africa) along with several store enlargements and refurbishments such as Westfield London (United Kingdom) and Paseo del Born in Palma de Mallorca.

Of particular note among the brands include the opening of Massimo Dutti in Costa Mesa (California); Pull&Bear with its new flagship store in Madrid; Bershka, with its first store in Taiwan and its flagship store in Korea; and Stradivarius, with openings in all geographic areas from China, where it has opened stores in cities such as Chengdu and Harbin, to México, were it has opened in cities such as Coacalco, Culiacán and the Federal District. Oysho has opened stores for the first time in Korea and Sweden; Zara Home also opened its flagship in Sydney marking its 500th store worldwide, and Uterqüe also opened new stores in Mexico and in Russia.
As of 31 October the Group was present in 88 markets, with online operations in 28 of these.

The brands have also been particularly active in creative and commercial initiatives, the most notable of which is Massimo Dutti’s launch of Personal Tailoring, which incorporates new fabrics and cuts for the tailoring service offered by different international stores.

Elsewhere, Pull&Bear ran a creative campaign which combined music and fashion under the ‘Be More Barrio’ umbrella, which included exclusive music created by the Australian band Sheppard. Stradivarius continues to work on its upcoming men’s clothing line due to be launched in 2017 and continues with its The Event Paper campaign, most recently in Shanghai. Bershka has launched a campaign with photographs shot by Italy’s Luca Campri; Oysho continues developing its fitness line, accompanied by health events such as the women’s race and the yoga masterclass, which has taken place in Shanghai, Milan, Barcelona and Madrid. Zara Home has introduced the Flora, Nordic and Luxor campaigns; while Uterqüe successfully presented The Cocktail Collection and Forever Chic initiatives.

Introduction of the RFID systems

RFID technology is currently in place in 1,417 stores across 64 countries, having been fully rolled out in 47 countries. By the end of FY2015, 53 countries will have the technology fully in place.

Fourth quarter FY15 trading update

Store and online sales in local currencies grew 15%over the period between 1 November and 3 of December 2015

Global online sales platform

(as of 03/12/2015: in bold the online stores that went live in 2015)

Australia Zara Home
Austria Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Belgium Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Canada Zara, Massimo Dutti, Zara Home
China Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho
Denmark Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Finland Zara Home
France Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Germany Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Greece Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Ireland Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Italy Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home
Japan Zara, Zara Home
Luxembourg Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Mexico Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home
Monaco Zara, Pull&Bear, Masimo Dutti, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Netherlands Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Norway Zara, Massimo Dutti, Zara Home
Poland Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home
Portugal Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Romania Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius
Russia Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
South Korea Zara
Spain Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Sweden Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Switzerland Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
Taiwan Zara
United Kingdom Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, Uterqüe
United States Zara, Massimo Dutti, Zara Home

SOURCE: Inditex

Stradivarius launches the chain’s new website in China – stradivarius.cn

Arteixo, Spain, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The chain has 65 bricks & mortar stores in China and also sells its products online via both its own website (www.stradivarius.cn) and the T-Mall platform

An event celebrated in Shanghai’s Union Building provided the backdrop for presentation of Stradivarius’s new website in China, which reinforces the brand’s e-commerce presence in this market. Stradivarius gained an initial foothold in the Chinese e-commerce market last April when it launched online sales via the T-Mall platform, on which the rest of the Inditex Group’s brands are also represented.  Just eight months later, on 8 September, Stradivarius direct online sales platform, www.stradivarius.cn, went live, adding to the chain’s network of 65 stores in China.

The Shanghai event, dubbed “The Event Paper: Asia edition”, took place on the top floor of the Union Building, a neo-renaissance building dating to 1916. From its rooftop terrace, the guests were able to enjoy stunning views of the Bund, the Chinese financial capital’s most cosmopolitan district.

The party was attended by international top model Liu Wen, the leading lights from the Asian press and it girls from all over the world. Moreover, Cate Underwood, the star of the brand’s FW15 collection campaign and DJ, took care of the music. A dedicated event report can be downloaded from the Stradivarius website.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

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Stradivarius launches the chain's new website in China - stradivarius.cn

Stradivarius to expand its range with the creation of line for young men in 2017

The brand is beginning to put together a multi-faceted team for the new collection

Arteixo, Spain, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stradivarius is about to expand its range with the creation of a line for young men which it hopes to launch in 2017. This Inditex Group chain has already begun the work of putting together the design and sales team for this new range, which will be targeted at urban, cosmopolitan young men aged between 20 and 30. The multi-faceted team tasked with creating the Stradivarius men’s collection will be made up of professionals from different areas of the textile sector, including clothes and pattern designers and buyers and based in the chain’s head office in Sallent (Barcelona).

Stradivarius is one of the Inditex Group’s young fashion concepts and it reaches out to people who feel passionate about fashion and creativity. Stradivarius ended 2014 with revenue of over €1.1 billion and a 910-strong stores network across 60 markets. The brand recently overhauled its store image; the new stores put styles together in open and eclectic spaces. The brightness of the stores stands out as this was one of the aspects the interior designers sought to emphasis.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex

Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

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Stradivarius to expand its range with the creation of line for young men in 2017

Stradivarius to expand its range with the creation of line for young men in 2017