Paul Gainer

The Disney Store has announced expansion plans for its recently revamped store design. New store openings include the company's first-ever location in Shanghai, which will open in fall 2012, marking the 12th country to receive the interactive retail model.

Pasadena, Calif. -- The Disney Store announced Tuesday that it will open new stores with its new design in Japan, China, Italy, North America and Canada by the end of 2012. According to the company, the store opening slate includes an inaugural location in Shanghai, China opening in the fall, making it the 12th country to receive the interactive retail model. Thirteen new and remodeled Disney Store locations are scheduled to open in North America in 2012, include state concept debuts in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Utah and Virginia. In Japan, the city of Sendai recently held the grand opening

Paul Gainer, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Stores North America, talks about the performance of the company’s new concept and the firm’s plans to roll out its new design across the globe. By the end of 2011, the specialty retailer will have 60 new concept stores in 16 major markets in North America and eight countries. Want to use this article? Click here for options! © 2011 Penton Media Inc.

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