Spanish retailer Mango opened its first store in Iraq, in the Kurdish province of Erbil, on Nov. 24. The move suggests the company is now present in every country in the Middle East. The new store covers 400 sq. meters and is located at Erbil´s shopping center Majidi Mall. The interior furnishings are along the same lines as the company´s other stores – black and white furniture and white lights.

“Mango´s arrival in Iraq represents a challenge for the company, since this is a virgin market. However, we are confident that this opening will be a success like the other countries in this region. Mango has been well received in the Middle East and turnover for the Arabic market accounts for 9% of total company turnover,” said Isak Halfon, Head of Expansion of Mango.

Mango owns 37 stores in Saudi Arabia, 15 in the United Arab Emirates and seven in Kuwait. The company has 1,360 stores in 95 countries in total and plans to open 150 stores by year-end, including Belgrade, Dubai, Johannesburg, Manila, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Beijing and Tokyo.

—Helena Sauer