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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Convenience Retail Asia plans to expand in Greater Bay Area



Hong Kong-listed Convenience Retail Asia has expressed plans to expedite the growth of its high-end and premium specialty brands in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) over the second half of 2021 and beyond, the company said in a bourse filing.


In particular, the company is eyeing to expand its bakery Saint Honore, premium patisserie business, Mon cher, and Japanese fast-fashion eyewear, Zoff.


The company noted in its first half 2021 financial report that it has performed better in environments that were just starting to recover from the effects of the pandemic, generating satisfactory sales from Saint Honore, expanding Mon cher and ramping up Zoff. 


“The past six months marked a new chapter for Convenience Retail Asia as a multi-brand specialty retailer operating in high-potential segments in the [GBA],” the company said.


In line with its strategy to identify and acquire brands it deemed to have strong growth potential in Hong Kong and GBA markets, the group clinched a franchise licence to operate Mon cher in Hong Kong and Macau in 2020.



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