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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Scarborough Group opens Café Library in Hong Kong


Source: Scarborough Group


Yorkshire property developer and investor Scarborough Group launched a new food and beverage concept, Café Library, in Hong Kong.

Café Library adds to the Group’s hugely-successful Espuma chain of coffee houses and restaurants across Hong Kong and China, which it launched in 2014.

Situated within New Town Plaza, a shopping mall in the town centre of Sha Tin, Hong Kong, SGI’s latest venture celebrates the enjoyment of life by bringing together the arts, music, food and drink.

With plush pink interiors and boasting illustrations from up-and-coming Parisian artist Eugénie Palaric SmBl, Café Library is an Instagrammers dream, as well as being a place to relax and unwind.

Speaking of the concept, Peter Ko, Finance Director in the Hong Kong office, said, “Café Library is our fourth restaurant in Hong Kong and, while we wanted to grow the Esupma brand, we were also keen to provide a fresh, but complimentary, offering.”

“From the food and drinks to the décor and ambience, Café Library is a reflection of how happiness comes from truly enjoying life; something we have all become extremely grateful for over the past 18 months,” continued Ko.

Café Library celebrated its official opening on 12th June 2021, following a successful soft launch with representatives of the local business community.

Peter added, "Despite having over seven years’ experience in running multiple successful restaurants, opening a food and beverage outlet in the middle of a Pandemic could be seen as somewhat of a risky move. However, we have been open over a week now and the response so far has been absolutely phenomenal."

Kevin McCabe, Chairman, commented, “I would like to say a massive thank you and well done to all our colleagues in the Hong Kong office who have put a tremendous amount of effort into ensuring that our latest venture is a resounding success. It is testimony to the strong leadership, dedication and vision of the whole team that we have been able to bring a new food and beverage concept to market at the present time.”



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