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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Sam's Club opening second store in Guangzhou


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Sam's Club, the high-end membership store of world retail giant Walmart Inc, will open its second store in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, on Tuesday.

"We will develop more differentiated products, unique shopping experiences and better membership benefits for local customers, based on our capabilities of domestic and global sourcing," said Andrew Miles, president of Sam's Club China.

Since its first introduction to Guangzhou in 2009, the company will expand its business in the city by offering a more unique shopping experience and efficient e-commerce services for local customers, he added.

The new store in Guangzhou, located in the eastern part of the city, will offer goods sourced directly from overseas production bases and domestically selected goods, from imported beef, fruits, dairy products and chocolates to a wide range of domestic vegetables and dry goods.

After launching the new store, the company said it would open a flagship store in Shanghai and two more outlets in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and Hangzhou of Zhejiang province within this year.

By the end of 2022, Sam's Club is expected to have a total of 40 to 45 stores in operation or under construction in the country.



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