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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7-Eleven Hong Kong Hits Store Milestone


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Just 40 years since the brand set foot in the territory, the convenience store chain has opened its 1000th store location on Des Voeux Roadin Central.


In celebration of the landmark store, 7-Eleven Hong Kong has launched an exhibition space called ‘Journey of 1000 Stores’ which showcases the brand’s history in the city since the launch of its very first store in Happy Valley some 40 years ago. The exhibition features a 3D photo wall where visitors can take photos and check in to the location. The brand has also run an AR Instant Win Game, a lucky draw with more than HKD10M worth of prizes.


Alongside the exhibition, 7-Eleven Hong Kong has rolled out a series of promotions and offers across its store to celebrate the event.


The company explains their success for the past forty years in a statement, commenting: “Evolving alongside the people of Hong Kong, 7-Eleven has constantly innovated to live up to changing consumer expectations.”



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