Fashion retail giant Inditex is to extend its franchise agreement in Lithuania and the Baltic States with local retail apparel market leader the Apranga Group.

Apranga said the extended deal would cover the Zara, Bershka, Pull and Bear, and Stradivarius retail brands in the Baltic States until 2014.

The partnership between the two companies began in 2004 and has so far led to the opening of 32 stores: 10 Zara, eight Bershka, eight Pull and Bear, and six Stradivarius.