Matalan (UK) Marches on With International Expansion in Malta and Gibraltar
23 Mar 2018 - Matalan is pleased to announce that it has opened two stores in Gibraltar, and a further two stores in Malta this month. These four stores combined have offered over 80 jobs within their area, creating great support for the locals. The Gibraltar store was officially opened by The Mayor of Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, who was crowned Miss World in 2009. The new store openings take the total number of the Groupís international franchise stores to 29.
Matalan opened its first international franchise store in Jordan in 2010, and has slowly opened stores across the Middle East, including Dubai and throughout the UAE, setting the tone for further international expansion to come. 2018 will see further stores opening in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Armenia and Bahrain, with plans in the pipeline for entry into new countries in 2019 and beyond.
Matalanís unique offering of great quality fashion for the entire family and home at amazing prices appeals to many markets around the world. Matalan is actively targeting new international markets, under the close guidance of Matalanís International Director, Damian Hopkins, who has developed the International growth strategy and built an experienced team.
Damian Hopkins, Matalanís international director, said: ďMatalanís great product offer, harnessed with our outstanding value for the family and home, give us a unique proposition which often isnít very well catered for in many countries. As a result our international stores are performing very well, and we are delighted to be bringing this outstanding quality and value to modern families across the globeĒ.
Current International Stores: Ė Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE: 12 Stores (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fajairah, Sharrjah, Ali Ain, Ras Al Khaimah), Oman, Armenia, Malta and Gibraltar.