Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and DFS Group to open boutique at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and DFS Group to open boutique at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii


MACAU, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, (“Chow Tai Fook”), a distinguished jeweller with more than 2,300 POS worldwide, and DFS Group (“DFS”), the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, signed an agreement today, April 24, 2017, to introduce Chow Tai Fook to the Hawaii market this May with its first-ever branded boutique at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii.

The new Chow Tai Fook boutique is situated at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii, located on Royal Hawaiian Avenue in the heart of Honolulu, the capital and largest city of Hawaii, and close to the iconic Waikiki Beach and its luxurious resorts. Offering over 140 brands across the retailer’s five pillars of luxury – Beauty and Fragrances, Fashion and Accessories, Watches and Jewellery, Wines and Spirits and Food and Gifts – T Galleria by DFS is a prime shopping destination for travellers seeking leading international luxury brands as well as the very best Hawaiian-made products. Hawaii, known for its stunning landscape, delicious cuisine and unique culture, is also a popular wedding and honeymoon destination and jewellery has fast become a key category for travellers to the islands.

Covering approximately 970 square feet, the Chow Tai Fook boutique will offer a wide spectrum of jewellery products including gem-set jewellery, fixed-price gold products and platinum & karat gold jewellery, in tandem with exclusive collections such as Oriental Blessings and Jardin Magique. Chow Tai Fook’s Hearts On Fire branded diamond and wedding jewellery will also be available in-store, including its premium design-oriented exclusive collections such as Flight of Radiance and Rhythm of Snow.

Chow Tai Fook Managing Director, Kent Wong, remarked, “The signing ceremony marks a key milestone in the partnership between Chow Tai Fook and DFS. We are excited to bring the first-ever Chow Tai Fook branded store to Hawaii, supported by DFS’ extensive retail expertise, in order to capture the vast growth potential of leisure spending in the Hawaii market.”

Philippe Schaus, CEO of DFS Group said, “We are proud to be Chow Tai Fook’s partner in bringing their exquisite collections to travellers in Hawaii. With over 50 years of experience in Hawaii, we are confident that T Galleria’s reputation as the world traveller’s preferred destination for luxurious shopping will attract many new customers to Chow Tai Fook.”

Discover Hawaii’s first Chow Tai Fook branded boutique this May at T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii at 330 Royal Hawaiian Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii.


Source: DFS


Starbucks® Waikiki store the first in Hawaii to feature a Starbucks Reserve® coffee bar

Starbucks® Waikiki store the first in Hawaii to feature a Starbucks Reserve® coffee bar


Seattle, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach is one of the world’s most famous beaches, known for its golden sand and stunning sunsets. Just a few blocks from the beach is an immersive coffee experience inside the Starbucks® store at the Waikiki Trade Center, in the heart of Waikiki’s shopping and entertainment district. The café is the first in Hawaii to feature a Starbucks Reserve® coffee bar, highlighting the company’s rare, small-lot Starbucks Reserve coffees.

The theater of coffee is on display from the store’s front windows, drawing customers in from the promenade with a long, low bar and a variety of eye-catching brewing methods, including manual Black Eagle espresso, pour-over, Clover® brewing system, Siphon, Chemex and Nitro Cold Brew taps. Senior designer Agnes Mandeville and design director Jon Alpert took inspiration for the design from the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery.

“When you enter the space, the first thing you see is the Reserve coffee bar. It’s a stage for the barista just like at the Roastery in Seattle,” Mandeville said.

Behind the bar is a backdrop inspired by Hawaiian flora and geography. The piece features a hand-painted flower that is a composite of a blossoming coffee plant and Hawaiian plumeria; it appears and disappears as customers move through the space. Wooden slats made from a golden ash wood, similar to those at the Roastery’s Experience Bar, are layered over the design to reveal a cutout of the eight islands of Hawaii.

The team kept the design airy and light with finishes and materials drawing from Asian and Western Pacific influences. A custom graphic mural by Hawaiian illustrator and artist Kris Goto adds energy and movement, with rolling ocean waves and landscapes, painted freehand with pen and just a little paint.

The team also found creative ways to bring Hawaii’s lush vegetation indoors. They worked with a landscape architect to incorporate air plants as living components of the design.

“Our customers here are in a different mode here than if they are in New York or Los Angeles,” Mandeville said. “We wanted to keep the design casual and relaxed to reflect Hawaii.”

The Waikiki store is one of more than 20 Starbucks stores with Reserve coffee bars, including locations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Boston. Starbucks plans to have 20 percent of its global stores include Reserve coffee bars by 2021.


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SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation


CVS Health launches expanded health care offerings to support people with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other liver diseases in Hawaii

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) has launched expanded health care offerings to support the health and well-being of people with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other liver diseases in Hawaii. The effort is part of a statewide initiative to raise awareness about the prevalence of Hepatitis A, B and C in the state and to encourage the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis, a collection of viruses that attack the liver, may lead to liver disease and liver cancer. Hawaii has the nation’s highest rate of liver cancer, so testing and vaccinations have become increasingly important for people living on the islands. In response, CVS Health, through its Longs Drugs and Minute Clinic locations in Hawaii, has launched new services to help raise awareness of the virus, particularly for Baby Boomers (people born from 1945-1965) who may be at risk for the virus.

“It’s critical that people who may have been exposed to hepatitis be screened for the virus,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of Minute Clinic and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “The longer people live with the virus, the more likely they are to develop serious, life-threatening conditions such as liver disease.”

Added Sussman, “A simple screening will not only help them learn if they are infected, but can also help them get referred to life-saving care and treatment. We’re happy to be able to provide this important screening to people living in Hawaii, which will help them on their path to better health.”

Minute Clinic locations in Hawaii recently began offering Hepatitis C screenings to people who may have been exposed to the hepatitis virus. The virus is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact with someone who has Hepatitis C. The most common way to get Hepatitis C is through injected drug use, getting a blood transfusion prior to 1992, or being exposed to blood in some other way. While there is no vaccine available to prevent Hepatitis C, treatments are available to manage and even cure Hepatitis C for some patients. The cost of a Hepatitis C screening consultation at Minute Clinic ranges from $59-$69, plus $39 for the Hepatitis C blood test.

Hepatitis C screenings are available at all of Hawaii’s Minute Clinic locations, including:

  • Longs Aiea #9813, 98 1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea
  • Longs Hawaii Kai #9185, 377 Keahole Street, Honolulu
  • Longs South King #9954, 2470 South King Street, Honolulu
  • Longs Waialae Avenue #9220, 4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu
  • Longs Waikiki #10621, 2155 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
  • Longs Kailua #9825, 609 Kailua Road, Kailua
  • Longs Kaneohe #9953, 45 480 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe
  • Longs Kapolei #9317, 590 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
  • Longs Wahiawa #9300, 925 California Avenue, Wahiawa

In addition, Longs Drugs pharmacists are helping to raise awareness of both Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is usually an acute, short-term disease for those infected as adults, but it can become a chronic disease for those infected as children. Hepatitis B is spread through contact with blood and other bodily fluids. The most common way to get Hepatitis B is from mother to baby, especially for those born in counties in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders tend to be infected at a much higher rate. While there is no cure for Hepatitis B, there are treatments available to manage the disease. In addition, there is a vaccine available to prevent infection.

In April, Longs Drugs pharmacists began inviting patients to complete a “Prevent Liver Cancer Get Checked for Hepatitis” assessment form at the pharmacy counter. When forms are completed, the pharmacist reviews the assessment and provides a recommendation as to whether a patient should be tested for Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. The pharmacist also provides the patient with a list of nearby testing facilities, including physician’s offices, free testing facilities or Minute Clinic, for those patients at risk for Hepatitis C.

If a patient is eligible for the Hepatitis B vaccination series, a Longs Drugs immunizing pharmacist can administer the required doses right in the pharmacy. The cost of the Hepatitis B vaccine is typically covered by health insurance plans, although patients are encouraged to check with their health insurer.

Patients can take the “Prevent Liver Cancer Get Checked for Hepatitis” assessment at all of Hawaii’s more than 60 Longs Drugs locations, and receive the Hepatitis B vaccine series if needed. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are also available at Minute Clinic locations.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its approximately 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 75 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at


CVS Health
Amy Lanctot, (401) 770-2931

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General Growth Properties, Inc. and AustralianSuper partner to own and operate Ala Moana Center located in Honolulu, Hawaii

Chicago, Illinois, 2015-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) and AustralianSuper announced today they have formed a partnership to own and operate Ala Moana Center located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Effective with the partnership formation, GGP will own a 75% equity interest and AustralianSuper will own a 25% equity interest in Ala Moana Center. The transaction values Ala Moana Center at approximately $5.5 billion.

Ala Moana Center is one of the largest and most productive shopping malls in the world with over $1,350 of tenant sales per square foot. The property is comprised of approximately 2.2 million square feet of retail and office space and is undergoing a major redevelopment. Upon completion, an additional 660,000 square feet of retail space will be anchored by Bloomingdale’s first store in Hawaii and Nordstrom.

The transaction will generate approximately $907 million of net proceeds. GGP received approximately $670 million of net proceeds at closing on February 27, 2015. The remaining $237 million of net proceeds will be paid in late 2016 after substantial completion of the redevelopment. GGP expects to use the net proceeds to repay approximately $670 million of debt within the next two months. The weighted average interest rate of the debt is approximately 4.6%.

GGP may sell an additional 12.5% equity interest in Ala Moana Center within the next 60 days on the same economic terms. GGP expects to use the net proceeds to fund a pending acquisition.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this press release may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statement are based on reasonable assumption, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained, and it is possible that actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to refinance, extend, restructure or repay near and intermediate term debt, its indebtedness, its ability to raise capital through equity issuances, asset sales or the incurrence of new debt, retail and credit market conditions, impairments, its liquidity demands, and economic conditions. The Company discusses these and other risks and uncertainties in its annual and quarterly periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company may update that discussion in its periodic reports, but otherwise takes no duty or obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

General Growth Properties, Inc. is an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

AustralianSuper is Australia’s largest industry super fund, with more than two million members and more than A$84 billion in funds under management. AustralianSuper’s Balanced Fund has delivered an average annual return of 10.04% over the past five financial years.



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