Australian Fashion retailer CRG visits Dhaka

A visiting delegation from Country Road Group (CRG), one of Australia’s largest specialty fashion retailers, visited the Gulshan office of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI) on 13 December 2022. The purpose of the visit was to exchange views to improve bilateral cooperation and increase trade between Australia and Bangladesh. H.E. Mr. Jeremy Bruer, High Commissioner, Australian High Commission in Bangladesh, graced the interactive event as the Chief Guest. Mr. Rachid Maliki, GM, Global Supply Chain and Sourcing, CRG, led the CRG delegation and was also the Special Guest of the event. The event was moderated by the MCCI President, Mr. Md. Saiful Islam.

Rachid Maliki, general manager of Global Supply Chain and Sourcing of Country Road Group, said, “I have visited Bangladesh several times, but now I have a new responsibility to diversify our supply chain.”

Maliki, who landed in Dhaka on 9 December, has already visited several export-oriented garments, textile and formal wear manufacturing plants.

The Country Road Group is part of the leading Southern Hemisphere retail group Woolworths Holdings Limited (South Africa).

At an event of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday, its president Md Saiful Islam underscored Bangladesh’s need for product and market diversification in the export market, mainly due to the effects of the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict effects.