Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (Inditex) and its subsidiaries form the Inditex Group comprising mainly companies engaging in the manufacturing and marketing of textiles and footwear, which Inditex manages on a centralised basis by applying policies and strategies at Group level. The Group comprises several store chains, in which all stages of the value generation process are controlled: design, production, management of the supply chain, logistics and retail sales. Certain Group companies render supplementary or support services to the principal distribution business such as construction and refurbishment of shops, real estate services, etc. The names of the store chains and the number of sales outlets at 31 January 2003 are as follows: The Group operates mainly through subsidiaries in which it holds a controlling interest. For example, footwear manufacture and products distribution in countries such as Germany, Italy and Japan is carried out through joint ventures. The Company operates Commercial Chains that include Zara, Kiddy´s Class, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius and Oysho. The Company operates 1,558 stores in total of which 1,350 are own, and 208 are franchises. ZARA is present in 44 countries with a network of 600 stores situated in privileged sites in large cities. At ZARA design is conceived as a process that is closely linked to the public. Kiddy’s Class is a concept of children’s clothing that shares the commercial philosophy of the group: to offer quality apparel with up-to-date design and at affordable prices. Kiddy’s Class has a total of 59 stores in Spain and Portugal. PULL AND BEAR has more than 300 stores placed on the best streets and shopping centres of 17 countries with two different commercial lines. The first one, also called PULL AND BEAR, is focused on a new generation of urban young people from 14 to 28. Massimo Dutti, with more than 270 stores located in 23 countries, is the result of a universal design which crosses borders to connect with the men and women of today: independent, urban and cosmopolitan. It presents a complete variety of lines, ranging from the more urban and sophisticated to the more sporty. Basic and modern styles made with latest generation fabrics, but always practical, agreeable and of good quality. Discrete textures, 100% natural fabrics and innovative mixes offer as a result an impeccable image with the guarantee of maximum comfort. Bershka was created in April 1998 as a new store and fashion concept, aimed at a younger target market, which now has more than 220 stores open in 11 countries. Bershka stores are large and spacious, with a modern appearance and designed to function as a meeting point for fashion, music and street art. Customers can watch videos, listen to CDs or read magazines, in a store where the shopping experience turns into a socio-cultural immersion into youth aesthetics of the new century. Stradivarius reflects a young outlook on fashion, with a dynamic and original philosophy, offering the customer the latest trends in design, fabrics and accessories. Its more than 170 stores in 9 countries are flooded with colour, light, space and young music, creating an environment of sensations which immerses its customers to a world of quality fashion combined with the latest designs. Oysho is the new chain of stores from the Inditex group that provides lingerie. Oysho transfers to the lingerie sector the philosophy of the Inditex group, offering the latest trends through quality products at reasonable prices. Zara Home Zara Home is the Inditex group’s new chain specializing in articles to dress and decorate the home. The focus is on textiles – bed, table and bathroom linen, complemented with crockery, cutlery, glassware and decorative items. Zara home offers design, quality and novelty at competitive prices, this time to dress the home. A new offering that proposes different decorative atmospheres; Contemporary, Classic, Colonial and White, not forgetting about the little ones of the house. During 2003, the new chain will open around 20 stores in some of the main cities of Spain and Portugal.
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