Arcadia Group

Hong Kong’s sizeable British expat community is getting excited about next year’s opening of Topshop in the city’s central business district.

But they are not the only reason why Sir Philip Green has decided to open the British brand’s first permanent outlet in greater China. Read more

British fashion retailer Topshop has opened its first African store in Johannesburg’s up-market Sandton City mall – a vote of confidence both in South African consumer spending and also the country as a way in to the rest of the continent. Read more

“Going for the kill.” That’s how one analyst described the entry of high street retailer Topshop into South Africa. Other big beast metaphors come to mind, too.

Sir Phillip Green’s Arcadia Group, which owns Topshop and Topman, is partnering with Edcon, one of the South Africa’s biggest clothing retailers, and House of Busby, which sources goods and sets up and runs stores in South Africa for brands including Gap, Mango and Guess. Read more