Vingroup To Enter Retail Market This December
Oct 22, 2013
The Vingroup has announced the development of its Vin Kids Center (VinKC) system in major cities of Vietnam.
This will be Vietnam’s largest chain of international-standard shopping centers, educational consultancies and health care services, exclusively dedicated to children 15 years old and under.
The first VinKC will be opened at the launch of Vincom Mega Mall Times City at 458 Minh Khai Street, Hanoi on December 24.
It has been 10 years since the Vingroup began supplying retail spaces in Vietnam. Along with its international-standard Vincom shopping malls, Vingroup has decided to enter the retail market.
The launch of the first VinKC will be a great start in the group’s strategy. Focusing on children, VinKC offers high quality products and services for a child’s full development. Vingroup expects to make this a breakthrough, confirming its pioneering status in not only the retail market, but also in the service-for-kid area.
The first VinKC, with eye-catching and unique design, will be located at the Times City urban complex, covering over 9,000sqm. It will gather numerous global and local brands, offer diverse services, from shopping to healthcare, skills’ training and development for children.
Once it is launched, VinKC will be the first model of shopping, medical care and educational services center dedicated to kids in Vietnam.
According to Vingroup’s representatives, VinKC will open a vast shopping paradise with a variety of products and services for families, children and teenagers.
Some of the highlights include a Toy World full of toys and products that help foster physical and intelligent development of kids; a Candy House which offers a wide range of appealing cakes and candies from famous brands; and a Fashion area, where parents can choose high quality products with diverse designs for pregnant women, infants or teenagers. Besides, the Fresh food supermarket will be an ideal destination to choose nutritious and healthy food for the whole family.
VinKC will also offer a Bookstore called “Intelligent nourishment”, providing thousands of books and high quality stationery. The children’s Interior World; Gifts and Souvenirs Area and the Mom and Baby Care Area, all will have global and local top brands.
Vinschool educational consultancy is developed professionally with classes for gifted kids and skills and intelligence development training. Also, Vinmec Clinic has a team of professional and experienced doctors who can provide helpful information for family and children’s healthcare.
“With a passion for the future generation to have a comprehensive development in intelligence, body and spirit, Vingroup has decided to develop VinKC, an international-standard model of shopping centers, healthcare services and education for children,” said Ms. Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vingroup’s Vice Chairwoman cum General Director.
“VinKC will be an “all-in-one” center for children, from the time they are babies until they grow up. We plan to launch the first VinKC at Vincom Mega Mall Times City, then Vincom Center B in Ho Chi Minh City. Thereafter, this model will be replicated in major cities across the country such as Da Nang, Quy Nhon, Can Tho, Quang Ninh, and Hai Phong. Local families and children will finally have the opportunity to access high-quality products and services with decent educational value,” she added.
VinKC – Times City is located in one of the most populated areas in Hanoi with young population and high demand for consumption.
Times City is one of the few urban areas in the capital which offers a good infrastructure and utilities for a modern life, from shopping, entertainment, F&B to healthcare and education.
These include Vinmec International Hospital and Vinschool’s full continual education system from kindergarten through to high school. Structured in an “all – in – one” concept, Vincom Mega Mall Times City offers a giant shopping center gathering famous international and domestic brands, as well as a large supermarket covering 12,000sqm.
The 12,200sqm F&B area has over 80 restaurants and there is also Hanoi’s first modern Vinpearl Aquarium with underwater tunnels and over 300 rare species of aqua-life. Moreover, the first educational and entertainment world VinKE (Kid’s Edutainment) will be opened here in an area of 6,000sqm, alongside the 9,000sqm VinKC and the 5,400sqm Platinum Cineplex system.