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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Tasaki opens duty-free store in Sanya, Hainan


Source: Tasaki


Japanese ultra-premium jewellery brand Tasaki has taken its first steps into China travel retail with Hainan Tourism Investment Duty Free Co., by opening a new store at the Hainan Tourism Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan.

Tasaki joins a stellar line-up of top luxury brands that have recently opened doors at the Sanya store.

These include 13De Marzo, Mark M, Boy London, Joyrich, Li-Ning, Sensai, Ahava, Gellé Frères, Axxzia, Cellcosmet & Cellmen and Erno Laszlo, which all made their exclusive Hainan duty free debut with HTDF.

Pearls and diamonds are the two main precious materials for Tasaki, which in 1970 became the first jewellery house in the world to farm the brown-lipped pearl oyster. Tasaki, which has pearl farms in Japan and Myanmar, revived the oyster from near-extinction.

The jewellery house is also a De Beers sightholder [a selected group of exceptional diamantaires to whom De Beers supplies rough diamonds]. Tasaki is known for its distinctive diamond cutting and polishing heritage and craftsmanship. The brand only uses ethically and sustainably-sourced diamonds from The De Beers Group of Companies, one of the world’s leading diamond houses.

It is also the only jewellery house to offer Sakuragold, a pink-tinted precious metal that mimics the colour of human skin. Launched in 2011, Sakuragold was inspired by the colour of cherry blossoms. It retains the texture of 18k gold, while offering a deeper hue than rose gold.

As reported, Hainan Tourism Investment Duty Free (HTDF) opened the 95,000 sqm store last December with support from Lagardère Travel Retail. It also since partnered with Korean travel retailer The Shilla Duty Free.

In a recent interview with The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie, an HTDF senior spokesperson shared that the complex has attracted an impressive array of luxury, fashion and beauty brands.

He said, “After intense preparations before the opening and continuous efforts since, Hainan Tourism Duty Free Shopping Complex has successfully attracted more than 700 international and domestic brands, covering 45 offshore duty free categories.”

“Brand placement has been completed in 95 percent of the operating area and the remaining 5% is reserved for top luxury brands in accordance with high-end commercial investment practices,” he continued.

(Source: Moodie Davitt Report)

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