Phygital and tech-ready approach to grow with power across GCC


September 12, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau

Neeraj Teckchandani is the Group CEO of Apparel Group, one of the leading retail conglomerates headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Apparel Group has established a strong presence in more than 14 countries. The Group has a portfolio of 80+ international and homegrown brands, and owns and operates 2,025+ stores in the GCC region and has massive expansion plans over the course of 2023 and beyond.

Teckchandani has been associated with the Group since its inception in 2000 and has grown through the ranks. Today he spearheads the Group playing a key role in its growth story. Under his guidance, Apparel Group has undertaken multidirectional innovations including publication of the first sustainability report in 2021 and signed the pledge with the UAE Government to get to net zero by 2050. The launch of the sustainable private label brand F5 Global and the adoption of mobile points of sale and self-service kiosks for a frictionless shopping experience for consumers is one of the key achievements the Group has scored in recent times. Further under his leadership, Apparel Group has opened more than 500 stores over the past 24 months and launched new brands including Forest Essentials, Asics, X Side, Flo, LCW Dream in the GCC and Victoria’s Secret, Daiso, Tim Hortons, La vie en Rose & R&B in India.

The Group has launched GCC’s first phygital store 6thStreet.com at the Dubai Hills Mall, acquired the Steve Madden business in the GCC Region, signed joint ventures with UAE homegrown brand Project Chaiwala and Indian brand Nykaa, also under Teckchandani’s visionary guidance. Looking ahead, Apparel Group plans to open several new stores and launch four-five new brands in 2023, launch Tim Hortons in Egypt and undertake new distribution centre expansion in Qatar and the UAE.

Teckchandani is a Cost Accountant by profession and an Alumni of Harvard Business School, City University London, and India Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He has spent almost three decades in Dubai and has vast experience in the retail industry.

Apparel in numbers

  • Geographical Reach: 14 countries, including the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt and South Africa
  • Brand Portfolio: 80+ brands including Skechers, Aldo, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Rituals, Levi’s, Tim Hortons, R&B and many more.
  • Retail Footprint: 2,025+ offline stores and online business via www.6thStreet.com and a host of mono brand websites including Tommy Hilfiger, Aldo, Rituals, Crocs, R&B, LC Waikiki, His & Hers, F5 Global, Nessa etc.
  • People Strength: 20,000+

Previous Article Next Article

SHARE

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE /



Spinneys has announced the launch of The Kitchen by Spinneys, its first-ever 

Continue Reading

May 20, 2024 | By RetailME Bureau

In a move set to redefine the landscape of the Fast Moving 

Continue Reading

May 16, 2024 | By RetailME Bureau
Sunil Kumar and Ali Saeed Juma Albwardy, Spinneys

One of UAE’s leading fresh food retailers, Spinneys has announced its intention 

Continue Reading

April 19, 2024 | By RetailME Bureau
Laura Manning, Managing Director & Founder, BRW Society

Launched in 2019 by Laura Manning, UAE-based homegrown brand BRW Society completes 

Continue Reading

April 5, 2024 | By Rupkatha B
Rajiv Warrier, Chief Executive Officer, Choithrams

Since the launch of its first store in the UAE five decades 

Continue Reading

March 20, 2024 | By RetailME Bureau
Dr. Dhananjay Datar Chairman & Managing Director ADIL Trading Co. LLC

Dr. Dhananjay Datar Chairman & Managing Director ADIL Trading Co. LLC holds 

Continue Reading

February 29, 2024 | By Rupkatha B
Hani Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Retail

In 1995 regional retail conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim introduced Carrefour to the 

Continue Reading

February 26, 2024 | By RetailME Bureau
Prashant Parameswaran, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tata Consumer Soulfull

Tata Soulfull, a leading name in the ‘good-for-you’ snacks and breakfast cereals 

Continue Reading

February 22, 2024 | By Rupkatha B
Jean-Luc Graziato, Chief Commercial Officer of Majid Al Futtaim – Retail and Alia Al Harmoodi, Acting CEO of the Environment, Health and Safety Agency

Majid Al Futtaim – Retail, which holds the exclusive franchise to operate 

Continue Reading

February 20, 2024 | By RetailME Bureau
Krishna Dhanak, Managing Director, Alpen Capital

In an exclusive interview Krishna Dhanak, Managing Director, Alpen Capital shared insights 

Continue Reading

February 19, 2024 | By Rupkatha B
Majed M. Al-Tahan, Co-founder & Managing Director, Danube Online

As digital transformation across the retail industry continues to accelerate, the expectations 

Continue Reading

December 19, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Frederic Levy-Perrault, CEO, Al Raya Supermarket

Saudi Arabia-based grocery retail chain Al Raya Supermarket serves over 100,000 customers 

Continue Reading

December 15, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau




Download Images RetailME Magazine