ZARA’s parent company, Inditex opened 279 stores in 56 markets, ending the year with 7,292 stores in 93 markets on all five continents. Europe saw 102 new stores, Asia and rest of world 116 and the USA 61.
The Group also entered five new markets – New Zealand, Vietnam, Paraguay, Aruba and Nicaragua and launched its online platform in a total of 20 markets, 12 of which are new, including Turkey, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta.
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By brand, Zara added 51 new stores to its network, bringing the total worldwide to 2,213 by opening new stores in markets as diverse as China, Canada, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Mexico, Indonesia and Japan. On the same lines, Pull&Bear opened new stores in Luxembourg and Nicaragua; Massimo Dutti, in India and Finland; Bershka, in Nicaragua; Stradivarius opened its first stores in the Netherlands, Algeria, Israel and Nicaragua; Oysho in Belgium, Indonesia and Algeria; Zara Home entered the markets of Serbia, South Africa, Paraguay, Estonia and Denmark; and Uterqüe inaugurated its début stores in Poland and the Ukraine.