Serving Manchester 's upmarket clientele for over 200 years, it was taken over by House of Fraser and recently rebranded as House of Fraser Manchester – although most Mancunians still refer to it as Kendals. The Kendal Milne signage still remains over the main entrance to the art deco building in the city 's Deansgate. In Edinburgh, Jenners saw a similar development. It starting as a drapery store in 1838, which by 1890 had grown into Scotland 's largest retail store by gobbling up all the small stores in the neighbourhood. In 1895, after a devastating fire, a new ultra-modern building opened, with lavish electrical lighting, hydraulic lifts and air conditioning.
Founded in Sweden at 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA is a value-driven company with the vision “To create a better everyday life for the many people”. As of January 2009, the company became the world’s largest furniture designer and retailer. Currently, IKEA owns and operates 351 stores in 43 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. The company’s product range consists of 9,500 home furnishing articles, of which they are known to be well-designed, functional and inexpensive. IKEA has about 1,220 suppliers in more than 55 countries around the world, providing the bulk of the company’s inventory.
George Draper Dayton founded the company in 1902. By 2001, the Target stores were open in 47 states. In July, 2001 the company crossed a great milestone by opening its 1000th store, which explains why the Target Corporation Company grew from small to a big enterprise. Target Corporation has been catering the consumers over an extended period of time and has provided them with good quality products. Target opened its Popp-Up store in New York City.
Procter and Gamble established in India in 1964 and serves more than 650 million consumers in India. P&G is committed to sustainable growth in India and is currently invested in the country via its 5 plants and 9 contract manufacturing sites, as well as through the 26,000 jobs it creates directly and indirectly. Their sustainability efforts focus on Environmental Protection as well as Social
Background Steinhoff International Holding N.V. is an acclaimed global retailer and a multi-national corporation that has been doing business for over 50 years. Furthermore, the corporation owns over 40 domestic brands in more 30 countries across the globe. Figure1. According to the company’s website, the corporation adds value to the lives of their customers by providing products and service at reasonable prices for everyday consumers. Steinhoff started business operations in Westerstede, Germany by Bruno Steinhoff in 1964, the company began operation as furniture retailer that provided medium for furniture makers in the then communist ruled eastern Europe to sell their products in the free markets of western Europe.
This store was the first of J. C. Penny’s chain of stores. The company was later incorporated in 1913. According to JCPenny (2014), with approximately 1,100 stores in all 50 states in the United States and Puerto Rico, J. C. Penny is considered to be one of the biggest retailers for both apparel and home furnishings. Apart from their home brands, J. C. Penny
It is divided into three units: household care, beauty as well as grooming. William Procter, a candle maker, and James Gamble, a soap maker, immigrants from England and Ireland respectively who had settled earlier in Cincinnati made the company primarily. Alexander Norris, their father-in-law called a meeting in which be convinced his new sons-in-law to become business partners. On October 31, 1837, as a result of the suggestion, Procter & Gamble was born. In 1859, sales reached one million dollars.
INTRODUCTION Colgate-Palmolive Company is one of the largest multinational consumer products company serving people in more than 200 countries. The company produces, sells and distributes oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition products and consists of two major brands – Colgate and Palmolive. Colgate is the leading brand in oral care segment and Palmolive is a well known brand in the beauty and personal care segment. Colgate-Palmolive also offers pet nutrition products through Hill 's Pet Nutrition, which makes science diet and prescription diet pet foods. The headquarters of the company is situated in Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Nowadays, L’Oréal is the first cosmetics group worldwide. It covers all the lines of cosmetics: hair care, colouring, skin care, makeup and perfume, with a unique brand portfolio of 32 complementary brands. The group is organized in four major divisions: the Consumer Products Division, L’Oréal Luxe, the Professional Products Division and the Active Cosmetic Division. L’Oréal produces 87% of the units of products sold in its 40 factories around the world, so as to ensure a fast response to the end consumer. Moreover, its responsiveness is accentuated by the presence in 130 countries over five major geographical zones.
Summary Basically this report is to study the logistic process in retail enterprise of international brand ZARA. ZARA is now world’s third largest clothing retailer specialized in both women and men attire and kids as well. This brand has more than 2000 stores around the world. There is one of the powers behind this brand success which is its well organized business logistics process which also known as supply chain process. With this method in business industry, every each big company like ZARA will be a well-known industry with a good reputation in supplying a goods and services.