Randa, the world’s largest men’s accessories company, is expanding its United Kingdom and Yangzhou, China, offices as its business in those countries expands.
In London, Randa has moved into a 4,000-square-foot space in Central London’s Capital House, a 25 percent increase in size from its former location. The move follows a 15 percent rise in sales in neckwear and belts and a 30 percent increase in luggage sales last year. Randa also has an office in Milton Keynes in the U.K., as well as a distribution center in Fife, Scotland. In the U.K., its products are carried in retailers such as Harrods, Selfridges, Debenhams, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer and Primark.
In China, the new Yangzhou office, one of six in the country, will be 60 percent larger. The more technologically advanced location is responsible for seasonal footwear production, a business that’s seen sales increase three-fold since launching in 2012, according to the company.
“We continue to invest in our global infrastructure,” said David J. Katz, Randa’s executive vice president and global chief marketing officer. “The apparel and accessories market is undergoing disruption, [so] in service to our retail, brand and supply partners, and in particular to support our associates and our consumers, we are dedicated to provide great products…and outstanding customer service.”
Last year, Randa expanded its footprint in Canada, doubling the size of its Toronto offices and warehouse. It also opened a 524,800-square-foot logistics center in the Reno area.
“The Reno and Toronto [in Ontario, Canada] centers are the culmination of Randa’s $25 million logistics investment,” said Randy Kennedy, Randa executive vice president and chief logistics officer. “We now have in place a platform to support the doubling of our sales. And, we have done so, with a great sensitivity to sustainable and green initiatives that are integral to Randa’s overall logistics processes.”