The Entertainer builds presence in GCC region with Apparel Group

High Street retailer, The Entertainer has secured a new deal with Dubai-based retail and lifestyle corporation, Apparel Group.

As part of the deal, Apparel Group will be responsible for opening up to 30 new stores across the GCC region, including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait.

The Entertainer currently boasts 131 shops located across the UK, as well as nine international stores through its franchise partnerships.

“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,” said Gary Grant, founder and MD of The Entertainer.

“The Apparel Group has a strong presence and are an appealing partner due to their 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.

Now in its 36th year, the retailer has witnessed year-on-year growth for six years and employs over 1,500 staff members across its stores. 

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