Matalan opened new stores in Sliema and Fgura, both in Malta, last week with franchise partner Camilleri Group.
The stores, which employ 60 people, offer the full range of Matalan products including both fashion and homeware.
Matalan’s international portfolio comprises 23 stores. The first international franchise store opened in Dubai in 2010 and it went on to expand throughout the Middle East. Matalan also opened a 22,600 sq ft store in the centre of Yerevan in Armenia in October 2016.
The business is looking at other countries for further expansion, including in Eastern Europe.
“Trading has been very strong in both of our new stores, exceeding our expectations,” said international director Damian Hopkins.