• THE RETAIL SUMMIT | 23-24 APRIL 2024 | ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI
  • THE RETAIL SUMMIT | 23-24 APRIL 2024 | ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI
  • THE RETAIL SUMMIT | 23-24 APRIL 2024 | ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI

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IADS

IADS The International Association of Department Stores (IADS) is the only expert body specializing in the department store retail format in the world. Consisting of leading department store members located around the globe, the Association acts as an international network, facilitating exchange and communication between IADS members, and conducts research to address current challenges department stores are facing to provide actionable insights for its members. 

Today, IADS permanent members include Centro Beco (Venezuela), Beijing Hualian Group (PRC), Boyner (Turkey), Breuninger (Germany), Chalhoub (UAE), El Corte Inglés (Spain), El Palacio de Hierro (Mexico), Galeries Lafayette (France), Lifestyle International Holding (Hong Kong), Magasin du Nord (Denmark), Manor (Switzerland), The Mall Group (Thailand). These retail leaders are joined by a network of other department stores and retail companies as corresponding members. 

Together, the IADS members, all key players in their respective markets, create a landscape of various business models and cultures and represent more than €27bn cumulated annual turnover, achieved through more than 380 stores with 147,000 associates in 20 countries. Through its own activities and partnerships with NellyRodi, The Style Pulse, Retail Hub and RH-ISAC, the Association constantly stays up to date on its members’ questions and challenges and generates solution-driven problem-solving processes for its members so that they are prepared to face the future of the retail industry.

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