GALERIES LAFAYETTE steps up international expansion

After Dubai, French luxury department store GALERIES LAFAYETTE announces new openings in Casablanca, Morocco (2011) and Jakarta, Indonesia (2012). Both operations will be run in franchising by a local partner. The company is reported to have recently chosen the location for its first store in China, in Beijing, where the operation will also be run by a local franchisee. The first international location, outside France, has been operating in Berlin, Germany.