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Zara News

Zara to relocate Leeds store to Trinity
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Zara to relocate Leeds store to Trinity

May 16, 2023 by Angela Beevers
Zara owner hails strong full year performance
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Zara owner hails strong full year performance

March 15, 2023 by Angela Beevers
Zara to open first store in Bath
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Zara to open first store in Bath

January 19, 2023 by Angela Beevers
Metrocentre announces huge Zara expansion
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Metrocentre announces huge Zara expansion

December 12, 2022 by Angela Beevers
Inditex agrees sale of Russian business
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Inditex agrees sale of Russian business

October 27, 2022 by Angela Beevers
Inditex agrees sale of Russian business

Zara owner Inditex has reached an initial agreement for the sale of its business in Russia to Daher Group. The company, which also owns Bershka and… View Article

Zara Company Profile

Zara is a Spanish apparel retailer based in Arteixo in  Spain.

It was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalia Mera and specialises in fast-fashion and stylish clothing products.

It is the largest company in the Inditex Group, the world’s largest apparel retailer, which also own Bershka and Pull&Bear. Zara releases around 20 clothing collections a year.

Zara began by producing low-priced lookalike products of popular higher-end clothing items. Ortega pioneered his idea of ‘instant fashions’ where he was able to quickly react to changes in trends and the market through reducing lead times on all new products. This was achieved by expanding the IT capabilities of the firm whilst also hiring more designers to work in groups on products, rather than working alone as individuals. The company’s quick manufacturing and distribution capabilities allow for a new product to be developed and created to be put on shelves in just one week.

The company also has a policy of zero advertising and instead reinvests a larger percentage than others in opening new stores. Many of its products are created relatively locally in Europe (around Spain and Portugal). Outsourced products to Asia include some longer shelf life items such as plain t-shirts.

Zara products and services:

  • Womenswear
  • Menswear
  • Bags and accessories
  • Swimwear
  • Shoes
  • Shirts, suits and blazers
  • Kids clothes, ranging from 0-12 months up to 14 years
  • Makeup, beauty and fragrances
  • Home living and decor


Zara is owned by Inditex, a Spanish multinational clothing company that has over 7,000 stores in 93 markets. Other Inditex brands include Bershka, Pull & Bear and Massimo Dutti. The main aim of Inditex is to respond quickly to ever-changing market demands.

Inditex is a limited company which are listed on the Bolsa de Madrid under the abbreviation ITX.

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