The Entertainer has announced that it has secured a new franchise partnership with leading Dubai-based retail and lifestyle corporation, Apparel Group. They will be responsible for opening up to thirty stores over the next five years across the GCC region (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain & Kuwait).
Apparel Group currently operates more than 1450 stores and employs 12,000 staff across four continents. They are renowned for understanding the retail market across the Gulf region, which makes Apparel an ideal partner for The Entertainer’s international growth plans.
Gary Grant, the Entertainer’s founder and managing director commented on the new partnership with Apparel Group: “We are truly delighted to have found a well-established retail expert to be our franchise partner in the GCC who will enable us to meet our ambitious international growth targets . The Apparel Group has a strong presence and is an appealing partner due to its proven success and credibility across the region. We are really excited to be growing our international business alongside them and continuing to establish The Entertainer brand beyond the UK in 2017. ”
The new partnership with Apparel Group follows the announcement last October of another franchise partnership with Ermes Group in Cyprus.