Dubai-based al-Madani Group, the UAE distributor for US jeans maker Levi Strauss and Co, has announced plans to open 20 Levi Strauss stores in the region. al-Madani Group chairman and CEO, Mohammad al-Madani, said his company has allocated $3.0m for the expansion into new outlets located in major shopping centres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Ten of the stores will be owned by MG, and the remainder sublicensed to other authorised dealers.