50 most admired companies
Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:46 PM
Apparel Group

Headquarters Dubai

Year established 1999

Sector Retail

Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, and Anne Klein were all brought to the Gulf by one company: the Apparel Group. From one store in 1999, the company has franchised over 75 brands through 1,750 stores. The company has won numerous awards including the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award and the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, and after carving avenues to market its products in countries as far and varied as India, South Africa, Poland, Jordan and Malaysia, is now planning to enter markets in Hungary, Pakistan, Egypt and the Philippines.