Cortefiel launch their first franchise in the UK
Springfield and Cortefiel concessions in Debenhams stores was started in Guildford and London’s Oxford Street in the second week of September, 2008. This was their first store to start in the UK, although they are spread through many countries around the world.
Alex Cara is the general manager of the franchise division of Cortefiel. This division operates a number of franchises as well as owning companies all round the world. Alex Cara said that after having a discussion with a property agent, they decided to start a chain in the coming year. They want to use separate cities for the chain.
Cara is thrilled and excited to start a new franchise in the UK. She is working hard and is taking a personal interest so that the franchise can begin without any problems. She is hunting fo ideal places like the Metro Centre in Gateshead, the Arndale Centre in Manchester and Lakeside in Essex for the franchise. She would be delighted to get stores near the M25. She is also interested in opening company-owned stores.
In 37 different countries across the world, Cortefiel has about 345 franchises and 970 standalone units. It is very well established. Upmarket suiting chain, Milano, and womenswear chain, Pedro Del Hierro, are also included in its franchise.