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Mothercare is planning to expand its international chain of maternity stores with 150 new sites a year.
Mothercare has acquired the Blooming Marvellous maternity clothing brand from Topfactor for an estimated £3m.
Mothercare is planning to open 31 new out-of-town "parenting centres" by 2012, with the creation of 400 jobs, but up to 90 high street stores could close.
Mothercare is looking to open a further 30 out-of-town babycare stores, and will also re-site and merge a number of city centre stores.
Mothercare is to acquire Chelsea Stores, the owner of the Early Learning Centre chain of 210 toy shops, for £85m, and plans to open ELC concessions in its large out-of-town sites.
Mothercare is to invest up to £23m in the refurbishment of its out-of-town stores.
Mothercare is planning to open 50 more stores this year, and is seeking opportunities in South Asia, the Far East and the Middle East.
Mothercare is planning to expand its chain of 235 stores with 60 new sites over the next three years.
Mothercare is planning to open up to ten more stores this year, while a further five will be refurbished.
Mothercare is to invest £6m in setting up a new 300,000 sq ft warehouse in Daventry next year, and the site will be managed by Exel.
Mothercare is planning to open up to ten baby goods stores a year, and has identified 40 potential high street locations and 20 out-of-town sites.
Mothercare is planning to open about eight high street clearance stores over the next few weeks, in order to reduce excessive stock levels caused by warehousing problems.
Mothercare is to open five out-of-town stores this year, including sites in Bristol, Walsall, Manchester, Bradford and Newcastle.
Mothercare is planning to expand its chain of 62 large-format baby product stores by opening 10 to 15 a year.