Country Road (CTY)

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Country Road (CTY) is in the business of designing and retailing of apparel, homewares and related accessories. CTY is engaged in the sale of exclusive Country Road branded products in Australia and abroad and it is operating in excess of 60 retail outlets, and 80 concession outlets across Australia and New Zealand. The Company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 2 July, 1987 and it is headquartered in Victoria, Australia. The Company employs more than 2000 personnel across Australia and New Zealand. During fiscal 2008, CTY opened five stores in Highpoint, Victoria; Hornsby, New South Wales; Burwood, New South Wales; Kotara, New South Wales; and Albany, New Zealand. CTY’s other activities included the expansion and refurbishment of its Northland, Victoria; Norwood, South Australia; Carindale, Queensland; and Newmarket, New Zealand stores. In its concession outlets, Country Road introduced 22 outfit concepts in David Jones and 10 within Myer. The Company continued to open outlets within both department stores as it gained opportunities. The Company is committed to high quality and value. It sources the world’s finest raw materials, fabrics, woollen yarns, and crisp Italian cottons. Through a combination of the top design trends with its signature fine tailoring and attention to detail, the Company aims to create simply stylish products reflecting an authentically Australian way of life. The Company has a strong presence in the Australian retail and fashion industry.

Country Road History

Country Road was established in 1974 by Stephen Bennett as a niche women's shirting business. During 1980s and 1990s the Company opened a number of stores in Australia, expanded its wholesale business and entered into the US and Asian markets. The Company introduced its innovative Country Road superstore concept, offering Australians with all four key product areas - womenswear, menswear, accessories, and homewares - in one integrated lifestyle destination. The Company was purchased by Myer Emporium Ltd in 1981. In 1984 the Company diversified into Menswear and started exporting outside Australia. Country Road floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in July 1987. In 1990s the Company’s US business failed. In 1998 Woolworths Holdings, a South African retailing business, secured an 87.85% controlling interest in the Company, which helped CTY to re-build its business. In 2000/2001 CTY entered into the eyewear and childrenswear business. In 2003, the Company closed its US operation to focus on the Australian market.

Country Road (CTY) Products and Services

  • Men's and women's shirts
  • Pants
  • Jumpers
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Bags
  • Hats
  • Cushions
  • Blankets
  • Bed spreads
  • Soaps
  • Perfumes and candles

Country Road Competitors

  • David Jones

Country Road (CTY) Locations and Subsidiaries

Country Road Head Office
The Secretary, 658 Church Street
Richmond, VIC, Australia, 3121
Phone: (03) 9267 1400
Fax: (03) 9267 1300

Country Road Limited
142-144 Pitt St Sydney

Country Road Limited
Homewear David Jones Elizabeth St Sydney

Country Road Limited
Albury, Birkenhead, Bondi, Castle Hill, Chatswood
Chase, Double Bay, Miranda, Mosman, Newcastle,

Country Road Limited
Queen Victoria Building Sydney

Country Road Limited
Skygarden Sydney

Country Road Limited
Armadale, Brighton, Camberwell, Carlton, Chadstone,
Doncaster, Geelong, Niddrie, Northland,

Country Road Limited
Australia On Collins Melbourne

Country Road Limited
281 Bourke St Melbourne

Country Road Limited
Cairns, Chermside, Indooroopilly, Pacific Fair,
Southport, Stones Corner

Country Road Limited
Homewear Myer Centre Brisbane

Country Road Limited
Rundle Mall Adelaide

Country Road Limited
Forrest Chase Nurray St Perth

Country Road Limited
Collins St Hobart

Country Road Subsidiaries

Country Road Clothing Pty Ltd
Country Road Properties Pty Ltd
Country Road Ventures Pty Ltd
Country Road Clothing (NZ) Limited - NZ
Country Road Clothing Pty Ltd - t/a Country Road
Country Road International Pty Ltd

Trading Names

Country Road Limited

Other Country Road Details

Country Road Year Established: 1974
ACN: 006 759 182
D-U-N-S: 753491463
ABN: 78006759182
Previous Company Names: Country Road Pty Ltd

Country Road (CTY) Share Price

Submitted by ASX Listed Company on 20 February, 2009 - 03:22

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