INDIA: Brooks Brothers and Reliance Brands form JV
US retailer Brooks Brothers is teaming up with Reliance Brands to form a joint venture in India to take its products to major cities across the country.
The deal will see the two companies open Brooks Brothers stores, which will carry its range of men's wear and women's wear, including clothing, sportswear and accessories.
"We have partnered with Reliance Brands because of their passion for the Brooks Brothers brand, their track record with other premium brands, and their expertise and connections within India," said Brooks Brothers CEO Claudio Del Vecchio.
"We are incredibly fortunate to have them as partner as we enter this important retail market."
Reliance Brands Limited, a unit of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, already has tie-ups with other brands to sell labels including Diesel, Ermenegildo Zegna, Kenneth Cole, Paul & Shark, Quiksilver, Roxy, Steve Madden, Thomas Pink and Timberland in India.
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