ODEL is to expand its global presence soon.
Speaking to Daily News Business, and ODEL official said. `We have expanded our business to the international arena also. At present we have a franchise agent in
the Maldives and we have a good market in the Maldives. In the future we hope to expand ODEL worldwide,` he said.
ODEL opened its newest branch at Mount Lavinia last week.
ODEL CEO Otara Gunawardena said, `Opening a branch at Mount Lavinia is a milestone for ODEL and this is our eighth branch. It is the start of new phase of expansion and the first of several new stores planned to open islandwide in the immediate future. Our next branch will be opened at Moratuwa in the first week of December this year,` she said.
Gunawardena said, `ODEL always tries to support local suppliers as well and we always buy quality locally manufactured product from them.` The new store comprises more than 6,000 square feet on four floors and is packed with trendy, fast fashion for men, women and children.
The new store contains all the key departments of ODEL including Ladies, Men, Kids, and souvenir section and Backstage for glamour accessories. It also includes collections of apparel, jewellery, accessories and pet products, as well as the `Six Runs` selection for sports and casual wear and fun accessories.
`Apart from all our business activities, ODEL highly respects our community and we initiated some projects on the conservation of the environment and protection of animals`, Otara said.