Arcadia Group, a British retail giant owned by Sir Philip Green, is keen to expand its business into new international markets by launching 185 franchisee outlets by August 2014.

The company has chalked out an extensive expansion plan to introduce its brands – Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Wallis and Burton – into new markets.

Under the plan, the retailer is set to unveil its Topshop and Topman store chains in Azerbaijan by 2014.

Additional 49 outlets under the brands are planned across Far East region, which is expected to increase the retail network to 225 stores by 2014 summer, according to The Independent.

The retail major has also forged an agreement with Nordstrom under which store-in-store concept outlets of Topshop and Topman will be opened at 28 Nordstrom department stores during autumn of 2013.

The company also plans to further the market presence of its other brands such as Miss Selfridge in Chile and Australia, and Burton into the Far East.

Arcadia earlier planned to open 110 stores during 2012 – 2013.

Commenting on the plans, Arcadia Group CEO Sir Philip Green told the website: "A great team leading these brands, a lot of hard work, and this constant stream of fresh must-have pieces, gives us the confidence to continue to push on internationally both with our franchise partners and with our search for our own fully owned flagships."