• The deal with Grupo Cortefiel was agreed in February 2010

    Land Securities and Cortefiel end UK venture


    Property group Land Securities and Spanish retailer Cortefiel have ended a tie-up designed to introduce new brands to the UK and shut eight stores.

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    Inditex announces net profit rise


    Inditex has announced that net profit rose 14% in the first half of this year as the retailer continued its rapid international expansion away from its home market. In the first half of the year, the retailer opened stores in Australia and over the next few months Zara ...

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    Amazon to launch pure-play ecommerce services


    Amazon is expected to launch its pure-play ecommerce services in Spain by the end of this year. Several Spanish publishers have already signed distribution agreements with the internet retailer, but it is likely that Kindle ebooks will be introduced at a later date. is expected to launch with ...

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    Tata Group proposes to open Massimo Dutti stores in India


    Tata Group’s retail arm Trent has entered into an initial agreement with Spanish retailer Inditex to open Massimo Dutti stores in India. The proposed joint venture will be 51% owned by Inditex’s Zara Holding, while the rest will be owned by Trent. Trent and Inditex have a similar ...

  • Inditex has opened stores in China and so is less reliant on Europe for sales

    Inditex is made to measure for tough market conditions

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    The release of the second-quarter results of the two largest global fashion retailers, Inditex and H M has sparked discussion that the Spanish company is on the verge of overtaking H M, as the most valuable listed fashion retailer.

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    Inditex extends collaboration


    Spanish fashion retail group Inditex has agreed to prolong its franchise agreement with local clothing market leader Apranga Group in the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia until 2014

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    Las Arenas, Barcelona


    Yes, you did read correctly and no, you’ve not dived into some kind of alternative Ernest Hemingway sub-culture. This is Las Arenas, the vast, former bullring in the heart of Barcelona.

  • Dixons chief executive John Browett said: “With challenging economic headwinds continuing for many of our customers we remain cautious on the outlook for the year ahead.

    Dixons Spanish exit begins with PC City store disposals


    Electricals group Dixons has disposed of eight of its 34 PC City stores in Spain to Portuguese retailer Sonae on undisclosed terms.

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    Inditex builds online with transactional sites


    Spanish fashion giant Inditex is to launch transactional websites for its Bershka, Massimo Dutti and Pull and Bear brands in the UK by the end of the year.

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    Dixons Retail to bow out of loss-making Spain


    Electricals group Dixons Retail is to say adiós to Spain and shut its loss-making business there as part of its strategy to concentrate on “winning markets and formats”.