Thailand’s leading retailer opens first store in Vietnam
Apr 23, 2014
The grand opening of the “Robins”department store in Hanoi’s Royal City MegaMall on April 20 marks the initial appearance of Thailand’s leading operator of department stores, Central Group in Vietnam.
Tos Chirativat, Chairman of the Executive Council and CEO of Central Group,said that Vietnam hasgreat potential for economic development noting that over 60% of itslabour force is young and talented.
“Therefore, Vietnam has become a promising destination for investors in the retail field,” he said.
Chirativat highlighted that Hanoi and neighboring areas have maintained sustainable growth over recent years concurrent with anincrease in the average income of workers.
Additionally, foreign investment inflows into Vietnam have increased remarkably, which provide fresh impetus for promoting consumption models in the community he said.
At the opening ceremony, Alan Thomson, President of Robinson Department Store Public Company Ltd, said that this is the first time a trade centre like Robins has been opened outside ofThailand.
The Centre covers an area of 10,000sq.m, and is located in the Royal City Trade Centre in Nguyen Trai street, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi.
The Royal CityTrade Centre has attracted over 100 famous brand names such as M.A.C, Clinique, Lancome, Body Shop, F&F, Mc Jeans, Samsonite, Giordano and Pacific Union.
From now till April 30, Robins has implemented a discount programmewith savings of up to 50% off on hundreds of products.
Customers also have an opportunity to receive valuable promotional gifts such as a Yamaha motorbike, a tour of three days and two nights at Centara Sandy Beach Resort Da Nang.
Customers can find more detailed information about the programme at the website www.robins.vn orwww.facebook.com/RobinsVietnam.
Source: VOV Vietnam