Aeropostale expanding into Thailand and Egypt with plans for 40 units each
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The first location as part of the retailer’s expansion will open in the Robinson Department Store in Sriracha. WGSN Global News Editor Nigel Taylor reports

Nov 04, 2015
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Aeropostale wings are spreading again. The US mall-based teen retailer has announced additional expansion plans in Asia and the EMEA region, launching in Thailand and Egypt from early 2016 and over the next five years.

The retailer has signed a licensing agreement with Robinson Department Store to open around 40 standalone and shop-in-shops over the next five years in Thailand. The first location will open in the Robinson Department Store in Sriracha.

The second licensing agreement is with Q and A Retail to open around 40 standalone stores over the next five years in Egypt.

CEO Julian R Geiger said: “Aeropostale’s international expansion began in Asia and the Middle East and it is with great pleasure that we announce further expansion across these key regions.

“We are confident that our partnerships with Robinson Department Store and Q and A Retail Company will ensure that the Aeropostale brand will continue to thrive and prosper internationally.”

Robinson Department Store VP of International Brands, Paresh Chauhan, said: “Robinson Department Store is very excited to bring Aeropostale to the Thailand market place, with the brand’s strong combination of trend-right merchandise at compelling prices. We hope to emulate Aeropostale’s success and be the leaders in teen fashion in our market.”

Ayman Seoudy, director of Q&A Retail also said: “We are confident that the strength of the Aeropostale brand will resonate with the consumers of Egypt and we look forward to continuing our expansion throughout the region over the next several years.”

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