International Brands in Pakistan – It has been years now that many foreign brands recognized Pakistan as a strong platform to invest in. We now see hundreds of international brands operating in Pakistan in almost all fields of business.
There is no sector of business in Pakistan that is not infiltrated with international names. Fashion, food, FMCG, banking, etc. all contain foreign brands that are leaders in their own respective industries. So, have a look at some of the internationally successful brands like Coca-cola, Nestle and many others which produce our most vital grocery and household products and we are nearly regular consumers of these brands. The entrance of international brands in the Pakistani market has also developed a healthy competitive situation between local and international brands due to which local brands are continuously striving to deliver better products to the consumers. Hopefully, Pakistan too will introduce more brands that will go international. Meanwhile, you should check out these Top 10 Pakistani Clothing Brands for Women 2019
While we do use a lot of international products in our daily routines, we might not realize their roots; that is how well these international brands have penetrated into our lives taking a cloak of our culture. This read is all about the international brands working in Pakistan. You might already be knowing or using all of these brands but we will break them down according to categories to see how well Pakistan has been considered to be invested in by international brands.
Complete List of Famous Global Brands in Pakistan
25 – Damas
24 – Tanishq
23 – Vincci
22 – Debenhams
21 – Accessorize
20 – inc
19 – Puma
18 – Next
17 – MANGO
16 – Aldo
15 – Charles & Keith
14 – Claire’s
13 – Pepe Jeans
12 – Giordano
11 – Nike
10 – Adidas
9 – Dockers
8 – Levi’s
7 – Subway
6 – Pizza Hut
5 – KFC
4 – Mcdonalds
3 – Reckitt Benckiser
2 – Nestle
1 – Coca-Cola
International Brands In Pakistan
International Precious Jewelry Brands In Pakistan
↓ 25 – Damas
Headquartered in Dubai, Damas is one of the few international precious jewelry brands that has its franchises in Pakistan. Currently, Damas jewelers have its stores in the city of Lahore, Pakistan only but conduct its exhibitions in most cities of Pakistan. To know where they might be showcasing their jewelry next you can follow their Instagram handle here. The brand is known for its intricate precious jewelry and watches.
↓ 24 – Tanishq
Famous Indian jewelry brand Tanishq is also operating in Pakistan. They work in immaculate precious jewelry handmade and machine-made designs. In Karachi, Tanishq jewelers are located in the Gulf market.
International Fashion Brands In Pakistan
↓ 23 – Vincci
The amazing shoes and bags of Vincci are now available in many cities of Pakistan, including Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi. Many different branches of Vincci have opened up in these cities because of their huge demand. RECOMMENDED: Top Heel Brands; 10 Most Comfortable Heel Brands 2019
↓ 22 – Debenhams
Debenhams is a British multinational brand that operates through a departmental store format. The brand is a multi-brand store that keeps products of its own and products of other renowned brands. The brand started in Pakistan with its first ever store in Karachi’s Dolmen City Mall. The store has products of its own brand by the name Principles and also consists of other brands such as Fiorelli, Dorothy Perkins, and Phase Eight. Debenhams also deals in international makeup brands such as YSL.
↓ 21 – Accessorize
As the name suggests, London, UK brand accessorize is all about your tiny fashion needs. The brand offers accessory fashion products such as jewelry, bags, hats, etc. The brand in Pakistan is seen to serve the niche market and has fabulous designs for its various categories. You can buy their products here.
↓ 20 – inc
Brand inc is a South African fashion house that started operating in Pakistan a couple of years ago. The brand received wide acceptance from its Pakistani consumers and is growing at a steady pace.
↓ 19 – Puma
Global fashion leader in sportswear Puma also has its own significance in Pakistan’s fashion market.
↓ 18 – NEXT
From Ireland, Next has come to serve the customers to Pakistan to almost every leading mall of Pakistan. Next is known for its fashion products such as clothing, footwear, and accessories. It is a complete family store as it offers products for all ages and genders. There are products for men, women, and children. It is a one-stop complete solution to everyone’s fashion needs.
↓ 17 – MANGO
One of the favorites for ladies in Pakistan is Mango, a leading women fashion house. The company originates from Spain and has set a strong foot in the fashion industry of Pakistan. Its stores in Pakistan offer clothing, footwear, handbags, and accessories for women and takes care of all their lady fashion needs. You can also buy their products online in Pakistan here.
↓ 16 – Aldo
Canadian footwear brand, Aldo also entered the Pakistani market with its stylish designs. The brand also works in handbags and is widely accepted for its designs that are very fashion-forward.
↓ 15 – Charles and Keith
Singapore based brand, Charles & Keith is one of the leading footwear and handbags stores in Pakistan. It is known for its trendy designs and high quality. Charles & Keith brings to Pakistan, the modern foreign fashions in the footwear and handbags world.
↓ 14 – Claire’s
Claire’s is a prestigious and well-established American retailer aimed at girls and young women. It was founded in about 1961 and it made a larger impact because of its core focus on women’s fashion needs. Claire’s Inc. is its original parent organization. It is currently based in a suburb of Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The company has more than 3,000 stores worldwide and Pakistan is one of the countries where it has gained a lot of recognizance and consumers. It is surely a great accessory brand for girls. Also, have a look at 5 Most Affordable Pakistani Fashion Brands you Must Know About
It’s currently operating branches in these cities:
Dolmen Mall, Karachi
Emporium Mall, Lahore
↓ 13 – Pepe Jeans
Pepe Jeans is one remarkable casual wear brand and produces one of the most high-quality denim jeans and jackets. It was founded in London, the United Kingdom in about 1973 and brought an entirely different trend of jeanswear for both men and women. It is currently headquartered in Spain. It has now expanded to many stores all across the world including Pakistan where it has a lot of consumer growth among youth.
Pepe Jeans launched its first Pakistani outlet in Centaurus Mall Islamabad but now it is also available at Vogue Towers, Lahore.
↓ 12 – Giordano
Giordano, a famous retail outlet that popped up in the mall of Pakistan a couple of years ago, is basically a Honk King based apparel retail and fashion store. The brand started originally back in 1981 and now operates in thirty different countries, one of which is Pakistan. Giordano deals in men and women fashion and has a wide range of products from clothing to footwear and accessories.
↓ 11 – Nike
Nike is one of the most recognized and leading sportive brands that has practically ruled the fashion approaches of athletes and models from as long as it came into being. From producing the most authentic and qualitative sportive shoes to gym clothing to athlete-wear and casual wear to what not. What makes it even more superior is its international business which has expanded to more than 100 countries in the world and is doing quite a progress in Pakistan as well. Nike cleverly markets its products under its own brand names such as Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike Skateboarding and subsidiaries and more. Only in 2014, the brand was assigned the worth of $19 billion, which proved how valuable it is for sports business. RECOMMENDED: Bollywood Celebrities Workout Outfits-20 Top Actresses Gym Style
↓ 10 – Adidas
The famous fashion house, known for its trendy sportswear and footwear, Adidas also operates in Pakistan.
↓ 9 – Dockers
A brand based in San Francisco USA, Dockers is one of the leading international men’s fashion retail store available for Pakistani customers. The brand is located in almost every mall of Pakistan and deals in men’s wear such as pants, polos, tee shirts, and accessories. Dockers are basically renowned for their famous khakis which you can easily get from their retail outlets or their online store here.
↓ 8 – Levi’s
Levi’s is one of the most prestigious and valuable privately owned clothing retail in America and is one of the known denim jeans brands with high consumer growth. It was established in about 1853 and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California, US. It has about 2,800 stores worldwide operated by the company. It generated an impressive revenue of about $4 billion in just 2015. It is the most known and preferred brand of denim jeans worldwide and has a high growth of buyers among youth. Quite recognized in Pakistan as well, with a number of stores in various malls. You can also take a look at their products in Pakistan here. Here are Top 10 Most Expensive Cosmetic Brands In The World 2019
International Food Chains Operating in Pakistan
↓ 7 – Subway
With its unique approach towards healthier fast-food, Subway was initially not quite comprehended by the masses. Later with the awareness towards healthy eating, Subway proved to be one of the most cherished international food-chains in Pakistan.
↓ 6 – Pizza Hut
The first of its name, pizza hut began in Pakistan in the mid-90s starting from Karachi. The brand was openly accepted by the crowds and is now one of the biggest international chains in Pakistan.
↓ 5 – KFC
The finger-lickin’ good fried chicken is another international brand that is loved by the people of Pakistan. When KFC came to Pakistan, it was the pioneer of its art and was quick to make its place in the hearts of Pakistani people. Up till now, the brand continues day in and day out to serve their happy customers.
↓ 4 – McDonald’s
McDonald’s can be said to be the favorite international fast-food chain of the people of Pakistan. The brand has taken crowds by the storm with its remarkable taste and consistency over the years. The American hamburger chain started in Pakistan in the late 90s with its first branch in the metropolitan city of Karachi. Since then, Mcdonalds has grown and accepted the love of thousands of Pakistani foodie customers.
Other food chains operating in Pakistan include Burger King, Fat Burger, Dominos, Hardees, Dunkin Donuts, Nandos and many more.
International FMCG Brands In Pakistan
↓ 3 – Reckitt Benckiser
International brand Reckitt Benckiser or RB is one of the leading FMCG international companies operating in Pakistan. The company is spread across the length and breadth of Pakistan with its slogan of “Health, Hygiene, Home”. The company is a British multinational firm and has its headquarters in Slough, England. The brand’s health category is responsible for market-leading products such as Dettol soap and rubbing alcohol and Strepsils. Home hygiene contains renowned products such as Harpic, Vanish, Finish, Easy On spray starch and Veet.
↓ 2 – Nestle
Nestle is an international Swiss food and drink company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. Nestle is practically the largest food company in the world considering the revenues generated in a statistics of three years – 2014, 2015 and 2016 which are not quite believable. It happens to serve nearly every area worldwide. It currently operated in around 194 countries and has 447 factories total worldwide. It is considered a gigantically valuable brand in Pakistan because of its extensive grocery products such as baby food, pet food, breakfast cereals, dairy products; milk and yogurt, coffee and tea, confectionery, snacks, and ice cream.
Cadbury Dairy Milk is the most recognized and loved chocolate brand operated by Cadbury, except for just in the US where it is made by the Hershey company. It has been around for as long as 1905, where it first originated in the United Kingdom. It was also ranked as the best chocolate bar to have ever made in a ranking of 2014, in the United Kingdom. It has its markets and factories worldwide and is quite a progressive brand in Pakistan too where it keeps on updating with new flavors of bars, and other techniques used in bars made such as the trend of Dairy Milk Bubbly and much more.
↓ 1 – Coca-Cola
Coca-cola company was introduced in the United States that produces the carbonated black soft drink. Coco-cola is considered the most advanced brand in terms of marketing in Pakistan that takes its advertising approaches to a big level. The origination of the Coke Studio by the brand says enough of how valuable this brand is for a lot of businesses. It is one of the leading beverage brands and coke studio is one impactful asset of the Pakistani music industry which is on the verge of reviving. Other products of the brands available in Pakistan include Sprite, Fanta, Dasani water and Minute Maid.
Other leading international FMCG brands include Unilever, P&G, Pepsi, Knorr, and Nutella.
These are all of the International brands currently running its operations in Pakistan and we are sure all of you are connected to one or more of these brands in some way or the other. Let us know if we missed out any of the international brands in Pakistan!