Postpone Announcement

C-star 2021 will be postponed

Currently, international travel to China still remains highly restricted, and the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to create uncertainties for retail brands in their offline expansion and sourcing plans. In view of the situation, the organizers have decided, after careful consideration, to postpone the 7th edition of C-star (Shanghai’s International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail), originally scheduled to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from August 31st to September 2nd, 2021. The new date and planning will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Witnessing normally a high percentage of international exhibitors and visitors, we decide to postpone C-star 2021 during the special period in order to gain more time on travel normalization, get well prepared to welcome the fully recovered retail industry and to build a higher quality sourcing and communication platform.” said by Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd..

For the next edition, C-star will continue to focus on innovative solutions in five dimensions: Shop Fittings & Store Design, Visual Merchandising, Retail Lighting, Smart Retail Technology and Retail Marketing. The innovative supporting programme, including Retail Stage, H!Tech Stage, ReTailor Hub, EuroShop RetailDesign Award China, Retail Technology Award China as well as Visual Merchandising Challenge will offer the opportunity for visitors to discuss hot topics with excellent solution providers, leading retail brands, shopping mall executives and academic experts.

In the next stage, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai will organize a series of offline networking events to share retail industry insights and build deep connections. Meanwhile, the organizer will continue to work with trade media, associations, research institutes and the EuroShop Trade Fair Family to collect the latest and most comprehensive retail information for retail professionals and publish on C-star official website, WeChat and LinkedIn so that retailers can keep up to date with the latest trends in the retail industry.

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July 27, 2021

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Market Wholesome Opens New Store in Yau Ma Tei


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The Korean-based grocery store is building on the success of their Quarry Bar location in Taikoo Place, opening a new store in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong.


The grocery store offers a large variety of foods sourced directly from Korea including snacks, drinks, alcoholic beverages, frozen foods, ready meals, meats, kimchi, noodles, condiments and much more. The store also boasts a ramyun machine so customers can cook and eat their products instantly like you would in a Korean convenience store in Seoul.


Called the Market Wholesome Bar, the self-serve instant noodle machine allows customers to add kimchi or canned ham, called richam, to their orders, allowing shoppers to pop in for a quick and cheap lunch or snack.


To celebrate the opening of the Market Wholesome Yau Ma Tei location, the brand is giving members a 10 per cent discount. Customers can become members by spending over $200 at the store; they’ll receive the discount instantly and will also get a free box of Dongwon kimchi, one free ice cream or ice cream bar, and a chance to redeem a limited edition Nongshim Shinramyun bowl for $10.



Dear Visitor ,
Visitor registration for C-star 2019 will be available in October 2018. Thank you!