Chennai, July 17, 2017: Tablez India, a part of LuLu Group International, today unveiled the first stores of Spanish fashion brands – Springfield and women’secret – in India at Bengaluru. Both brands belong to Grupo Cortefiel, a leading Spanish fashion retail group with presence in over 89 countries.
Tablez India – with diverse interests in Fashion, Speciality retail, and F&B – holds the master franchise rights for Grupo Cortefiel’s brands, Springfield and women’secret, in India and Sri Lanka. Tablez India is headed by Adeeb Ahamed, also the Managing Director of LuLu Exchange Holdings and Twenty14 Holdings.
The first Springfield and women’secret stores located in Phoenix Market City Mall, Whitefield was formally inaugurated by Mr. Eduardo Sanchez Moreno, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Spain in presence of Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Tablez India and Antonis Kyprianou, Group General Manager for Franchising at Grupo Cortefiel.
Springfield is a popular Spanish casual wear lifestyle brand with presence in 941 stores across 73 countries. It will be sold through a mix of large format flagship stores and exclusive brand outlets in India. The brand will offer international fashion for both men and women between age of 25 – 35, looking for urban casual and trendy wear.
women’secret, with presence of 630 stores across 82 countries, is a lingerie and innerwear brand from Grupo Cortefiel and will be retailed through exclusive brand outlets in India. The brand will offer a wide range of women’s lingerie, swimwear, beachwear, homewear and sleepwear.
On the occasion of the launch, Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director, Tablez India, said, “We are pleased to open the first stores of Springfield and women’secret in India in Bangalore and look forward to providing a unique branded shopping experience to our consumers.”
Speaking about the group’s India expansion plans, he said, “Our India expansion plans will take the brands across major metros of India. Later in the year, six more stores for both the brands will open in India – two in Bengaluru, two in Mumbai and two in Chennai. By 2018, Springfield will open 9 stores and women’secret will open 12 stores in India with presence in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. By 2021 we hope to open 75 stores for both brands.”
Antonis Kyprianou, Group General Manager for Franchising at Grupo Cortefiel, said’ “India is one of the most important markets for us and we are excited to launch our very first stores in the country at Bengaluru. Springfield and women´secret have both entered India at a time of robust growth in the urban fashion sector in the country, fuelled by growing interest of the large youth population in international brands. We are sure that Indian consumers will appreciate the fresh fashion appeal of our line of casuals from Springfield and innerwear from women’secret.”
Grupo Cortefiel is focused on their expansion in the Asian continent, where they are currently present in eleven markets with a large presence in countries like China, the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia, among others.
About Tablez India
Tablez India, part of LuLu Group International, has introduced leading global brands in F&B, toys, lifestyle and apparel to India. It has signed a master franchise agreement with Spanish company, Grupo Cortefiel, to introduce two of its brands, Springfield – a youth-oriented casual fashion brand, and women’secret, an innerwear, swimwear, homewear and sleepwear brand in the country. Tablez India has also signed a master-franchise agreement with US brand Toys ‘R’ Us to introduce the popular Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us branded outlets. Tablez India holds the franchise rights for Cold Stone Creamery; South Africa-based flame-grilled chicken concept, Galito’s. In addition to holding the franchise rights for US-based Cold Stone Creamery and South Africa-based flame-grilled chicken concept Galito’s, Tablez has successfully developed two home-grown brands: Bloomsbury’s – a boutique café and artisan bakery, and Peppermill – a colonial Indian themed fine dining restaurant.
Tablez currently operates more than 35 outlets globally and plans to expand to 250 outlets by 2020.
For more information, pls visit: http://www.tablez.in/about-us/
About Grupo Cortefiel
Grupo Cortefiel is one of Europe’s leading fashion retailers with a sales network of over 2,000 stores. The company operates in 89 countries and is composed of five chains: Cortefiel, Pedro del Hierro, Springfield, women’secret, and Fifty Factory.
For more information, pls visit: http://www.grupocortefiel.com/en/about-us
Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director of Tablez is a multifaceted professional spearheading several companies as a board member of LuLu Group International.
Adeeb has to his credit the establishment of the highly successful financial services firm, LuLu Exchange Holdings, with 140 branches across the globe within 8 years. He also heads Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality arm of Lulu Group, which owns prestigious properties around the world including the Great Scotland Yard in London, the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai and Sheraton Oman in Muscat, among others
Prior to initiating Lulu Exchange Holdings in 2008, Adeeb held several positions in the hospitality and service sector with international brands such as Grosvenor House, AJW Marriott and Baglioni Hotel in London, UK.
As Managing Director of Tablez – the organised retail arm of LuLu Group International, Adeeb is overseeing the fast expansion of leading global brands into GCC and the Indian subcontinent.
Some of the brands Adeeb is managing include prominent F&B brands Cold Stone Creamery, Famous Dave’s, Galito’s, Sugar Factory, Genghis Grill and Pancake House; toy brand Toys ‘R’ Us; fashion and apparel brands Springfield and women’secret, besides home-grown brands like Bloomsbury’s, an English Artisanal coffee shop; and Peppermill, a fine dining colonial Indian themed restaurant.
Adeeb‘s growing influence as an engaging business leader has also earned him a position on the senior advisory board of the South Asia Regional Strategy Group (RSG) at the World Economic Forum (WEF). Recognized as a visionary leader, an insightful entrepreneur and a socially responsible philanthropist, Adeeb is a today a leading global Indian business leader in the industries and sectors he has ventured into.
Adeeb holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Les Roches, Switzerland and a Master’s of Business Administration in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.