The Foschini Group expands its consumer offering By Wendy Smith
The Foschini Group (TFG), one of South Africa’s largest
retail groups, is expanding its consumer offering with the
launch of a stand-alone accessory brand, Mat & May,
as well as an updated gift card range across its 18 retail
Launched at the new Mat & May store at Canal Walk in
March, the brand has been created by The Foschini Group,
adding a unique in-store offering, while providing an affordable
range that caters to the trend-conscious consumer.
The stores will also sell a few luxury international brands
appealing to a high-end market.
“Through our in-store experience we want to entice
consumers to get noticed, to live the dream and to be different,”
says said Renee New, Mat & May Merchandise Executive.
Mat & May, which replaces Matrix, is available from
17 selected Mat & May branded outlets in South Africa.
Developing a high-end private label such as this is important
for retail groups to contend for consumers’ attention
and disposable income, creating a draw card that competitors
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