The much loved high street brand will open 12 new Irish Stores and be re-branded under the moniker ‘Flying Tiger Copenhagen’. The Irish arm of the Tiger brand is operated by Gillian Maxwell and Niall Stringer, with Tiger Retail Ireland currently operating 24 retail stores across Ireland. They plan on opening 12 new Tiger stores by 2017 and will re-brand the group as ‘Flying Tiger Copenhagen’ from next month. The name change will be part of a global re-brand from the Danish parent company.
Tiger employs 250 employees in Ireland and had an annual turnover of €14 million in 2015. All profits are being reinvested within the new store openings. Tiger originated in Ireland as a pop-up store in Dun Laoighaire back in 2011.The Maxwell’s came across the Tiger brand in London and were influential in bringing it to the Irish market. The Irish company is owned 50/50 by the Maxwell’s and Tigers Danish parent.