Destination Maternity opens 10th store in the Middle East
Philadelphia — Destination Maternity Corp. said Wednesday that it has opened a 10th Destination Maternity store in the Middle East, this one located in Discovery Center, in Kuwait.
Destination Maternity, which also operates under the Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod banners, has three other stores open and operating in Kuwait. The newest store was opened through its franchisee, Multi Trend, a member of the Al Homaizi Group. Multi Trend has also opened two Destination Maternity stores in the United Arab Emirates, as well as four Destination Maternity stores in Saudi Arabia.
Under a multi-year franchise agreement, Destination Maternity has partnered with Multi Trend to operate branded retail locations and market merchandise under the company’s Destination Maternity, Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, and Edamame The Maternity Spa brands in six key markets in the Middle East: Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.
Children’s Place names international business development head
Secaucus, N.J. — The Children’s Place Retail Stores said Wednesday it has appointed James Bruce Marshall as senior VP and managing director, International Business Development, effective March 24. He will report directly to Jane Elfers, president and CEO.
Marshall was previously senior VP and managing director international development and operations, for Claire’s Stores, where he was responsible for joint venture and franchise operations across 23 countries.
Target named one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’
Minneapolis — Target Corp. said Wednesday it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011.
The Ethisphere Institute, an international business ethics organization, honored Target for implementing upright business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company’s success, benefit the community, and raise the bar for ethical standards within the industry.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Target has received the award.