Cross-Atlantic news in brief–Charles Tyrwhitt, Net-a-porter.com


London-based Charles Tyrwhitt is taking its
first steps into the Indian market. The cataloguer/retailer of
tailored apparel is selling its products in Mumbai and Bangalore
via upscale retailer The Collective Store. In a
press release, Charles Tyrwhitt adds that “further
expansion into India is planned for 2010”. The company
already sells in the US and Germany as well as the UK.

Upscale fashion etailer Net-a-porter.com is
looking to open a third distribution centre, in the Far East. The
London-based company already has distribution centres near London
and New York.

London-based etailer PetMeds.co.uk has expanded
its international reach to deliver nonfood items to Ireland,
France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and the
Netherlands.

New York-based online discounter 1saleaday.com
has partnered with two Melbourne entrepreneurs to launch an
Australian version of the site.

Overstock.com, a Salt Lake City, UT-based online
discounter, has expanded its international reach to include
China, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, and
Taiwan. Overstock began selling to overseas customers, using
geolocation to identify which country visitors are coming from so
that it can then present prices in the local currency, in summer
2008. It now ships to 41 countries and plans to increase that to
90 by the end of the year.

Halfords, a London-based multichannel retailer
of cycles and car parts, has contracted Atlanta-based Manhattan
Associates to revamp its supply chain and distribution
operations. Halfords will implement a number of components from
Manhattan Associates‘ Distribution Management
suite.

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