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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Jollibee to open 100 Tim Ho Wan outlets in China


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The Philippines’ Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC) is planning to open 100 new Tim Ho Wan restaurants in China over the next four years according to local media reports.


The Asian food giant opened its most recent China location on 11th July, bowing the outlet in Shanghai’s Changning district, in the Nanfeng City Shopping Mall. The new location boasts two floors and an alfresco dining area, seating up approximately 120 customers.


The opening takes the Michelin-starred restaurant’s total mainland number to three after entering China in September 2020, via JFC. That number is set to double with three more locations slated for Shanghai’s Hongkou, Jing‘an and Minhang districts this September, JFC said in a press statement.


“We are thrilled to continue expanding the Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan in mainland China. We are targeting to open 100 restaurants within the next four years,” said JFC China president, Shirley Chang.


Chang did not disclose the location details of future Chinese stores, or an exact date on these openings.


JFC acquired the master franchise holder of Tim Ho Wan in the Asia Pacific in 2018, entering into a joint venture agreement with the Tim Ho Wan Group to open restaurants in mainland China. Founded in Hong Kong in 2009, Tim Ho Wan is a dim sum restaurant chain, known for being “the world’s cheapest Michelin-star restaurant.”


JFC is a Asian food conglomerate that operates 17 brands in 33 countries, consisting of 5,815 stores worldwide, of which 3,209 are in the Philippines. It also operates 402 stores in China, 347 in North America and 531 through SuperFoods mainly in Vietnam.



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