(HONG KONG, 8 January 2012) –JUSCO Lai Chi Kok Store, the first Kowloon flagship store of AEON Stores (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (“AEON Stores” or the “Group”) (Stock code: 984) had its grand opening at Aqua Marine in West Kowloon yesterday. The flagship store is the Group’s sixth GMS in Hong Kong, has a total investment of over HK$70 million funded by internal resources.
The three-storey JUSCO Lai Chi Kok Store occupies an area of approximately 240,000 sq ft, carrying a wide variety of food, fresh ingredients, house wine , and trendy apparel as well as healthcare and household products from around the world. Apart from licensed franchisees and restaurants, the new store is the first GMS of the Group to house Chinese restaurants and its own brand TOPVALU specialty store. It aims to offer more diverse choices to customers at reasonable prices and create a convenient, enjoyable one-stop shopping experience for customers in both Kowloon and the New Territories.
2. The officiating guests hosted the Grand Opening Ceremony of the JUSCO Lai Chi Kok Store, the Group’s sixth GMS in Hong Kong.
From left to right:
Mr. Thomas Yim, Store Manager of JUSCO Lai Chi Kok Store
Mr. Yuji Yoneta, Director, Operations (GMS & SSM Business), AEON Stores
Mr. Daisuke Matsunaga, Deputy Consul-General, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong
Mr. Lam Man Tin, Managing Director, AEON Stores
Mr. Philip Chen, Managing Director, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Dr. Stephen Tai, Chairman, Four Seas Mercantile Holdings Limited
Ms. Prudence Chan, Director, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Prof. Peggy Lam, Independent Non-Executive Director, AEON Stores
Ms. Christine Chan, Director, Buying Division, AEON Stores
3. The officiating guests participated in the eye-dotting ceremony of the lion dance in the Grand Opening Ceremony.
4. Hokkaido Fan Parade in the Grand Opening Ceremony of the JUSCO Lai Chi Kok Store.
Details of JUSCO Lai Chi Kok Store:
About AEON Stores
AEON Stores was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1994. The Group is mainly engaged in the operation of general merchandise stores (GMS). Currently, it operates 6 GMS, 5 independent supermarkets, 24 independent JUSCO Living PLAZA, 2 Bento Express (Japanese take-away shop) and 1 AEON MaxValu Prime in densely populated districts in Hong Kong. At present, it operates 14 GMS, 4 independent supermarkets and 2 shopping centres in Guangdong Province, the PRC.
For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.jusco.com.hk.