International News - A2Z flagship store to open in Kuwait City

Kuwaiti homewares retailer A2Z is to open a flagship store in the Arraya Shopping Centre in Kuwait City.

The shop, which will trade as Home Collections rather than A2Z, is the company's second retail store. A2Z was formed in 1993 and is part of one of Kuwait's largest civil engineering and construction group, Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company.

Home Collections will sell products ranging from bathroom accessories to textiles. International brands such as Crabtree & Evelyn and Siom Silverware will also feature.

Kuwaiti shoppers are keen on British goods and services. In 2001, Britain's visible exports to Kuwait exceeded£350 million.

The store opens in April and is being designed by London agency JHP.