The Children’s Place to open retail stores in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and The Philippines

SECAUCUS, N.J., 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Children’s Place, Inc.(Nasdaq:PLCE), the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America, today (June 19, 2017) announced that it has entered into a development agreement with Gill Capital covering Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and The Philippines.  The first retail stores are to open in Indonesia, with the plan to open 25 locations in Indonesia, followed by openings in the other countries in the development area.

Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Place, stated, “We are excited to be partnering with Gill Capital.  They have a proven track record of operating successful brands in South East Asia.  We are making significant strides in our International franchise business, and we remain focused on providing great fashion and value for children around the world.”

Commenting on the partnership with The Children’s Place, Mr. J.S. Gill, Chairman of Gill Capital, stated, “We are excited to launch our partnership with The Children’s Place.  We believe in the unique quality, fashion and value of the Brand, and we are confident that it will be a tremendous success with our customers.”

About The Children’s Place, Inc.

The Children’s Place is the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America.  The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, sells at retail and wholesale, and licenses to sell fashionable, high-quality merchandise at value prices, primarily under the proprietary “The Children’s Place,” “Place” and “Baby Place”  brand names.  As of April 29, 2017, the Company operated 1,033 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, an online store at www.childrensplace.com, and had 156 international points of distribution open and operated by its 6 franchise partners in 18 countries.

About Gill Capital

Gill Capital is a Singapore-based company with operations in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia under various concepts in fashion, children’s specialty, confectionary, and food & beverage.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to statements relating to the Company’s positioning, and forecasts regarding store openings and earnings per diluted share from continuing operations.  Forward-looking statements typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently.  These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company’s current expectations and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the “Risk Factors” section of its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017. Included among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially are the risk that the Company will be unsuccessful in gauging fashion trends and changing consumer preferences, the risks resulting from the highly competitive nature of the Company’s business and its dependence on consumer spending patterns, which may be affected by the weakness in the economy which continue to affect the Company’s target customer, the risk that the Company’s strategic initiatives to increase sales and margin are delayed or do not result in anticipated improvements, the risk of delays, interruptions and disruptions in the Company’s global supply chain, including resulting from foreign sources of supply in less developed countries or politically unstable countries, the risk that the cost of raw materials or energy prices will increase beyond current expectations or that the Company is unable to offset cost increases through value engineering or price increases, and the uncertainty of weather patterns. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact: 

Robert Vill
Group Vice President
Finance
(201) 453-6693

Source: Children’s Place, Inc./globenewswire

Starbucks® Mobile App debuts in Indonesia

Starbucks® Mobile App debuts in Indonesia
Starbucks® Mobile App debuts in Indonesia

 

  • Customers can conveniently pay for purchases, earn Stars and find nearby stores
  • The Starbucks mobile payment experience builds on a rapidly-expanding portfolio of digital innovations across the China and Asia Pacific region

JAKARTA, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Indonesia today (November 18, 2016) announced the expansion of the company’s industry-leading digital ecosystem with the launch of Starbucks® Mobile App in Indonesia, providing a fast and convenient way for customers to pay for in-store purchases at the more than 260 stores across the market.

Building on the cashless payment system Starbucks Indonesia introduced in 2013 with Starbucks Card, Starbucks® Indonesia Mobile App for iPhone® and Android™ enables customers to quickly pay for in-store purchases by scanning the barcode linked to a registered Starbucks Card. Customers can register multiple Starbucks Cards onto their account, all of which are seamlessly linked to the Starbucks mobile app. In addition to mobile payment, the Starbucks® Indonesia Mobile App puts the latest information on Starbucks products at customers’ fingertips with an easy-to-browse menu of beverage, food and merchandise, as well as a convenient store locator.

From November 18-30, customers can celebrate the app by enjoying a complimentary Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino® blended beverage with any beverage purchased using Starbucks® Indonesia Mobile App.

“We are pleased to introduce the Starbucks® Indonesia Mobile App to our customers, offering a fast and convenient way to pay for purchases, earn Stars, and much more,” said Roger van Tongeren, vice president, Marketing and Operations, Starbucks Indonesia. “This is the latest Starbucks innovation which aims to provide an enhanced experience and meet customers’ needs in the digital space, while continuing to provide an exceptional experience in our stores.”

Starbucks will continue to unlock business opportunities and explore new ways to connect with our customers through digital experiences such as the Starbucks® Indonesia mobile app and social media.

Key features of Starbucks Indonesia Mobile App

Starbucks Card: Conveniently pay using the virtual card with ‘Shake to Pay’ feature, top up from credit card, and track Starbucks Rewards Stars. A complete Starbucks Card management system with card registration feature, balance transfer from one card to another and view past transactions.

Store Locator: An easy way to locate the nearest Starbucks store, complete with store opening hours and amenities.

Product Information: Explore the range of beverage, food, whole bean, VIA and merchandise from the menu. Discover the latest seasonal beverages and promotions.

About PT. Sari Coffee Indonesia

PT. Sari Coffee Indonesia is made possible through the relationship between Starbucks® Coffee International and PT Mitra Adiperkasa, one of the most renowned department store and branded goods companies in the country. It is also the sole company exclusively licensed to set up and operate Starbucks® in Indonesia.

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

Source: Starbucks

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Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima opens new hypermart outlet under the latest G7 concept at Poso City Mall, Central Sulawesi

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (mppa), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates hypermart, SmartClub, foodmart, boston health & beauty and fmx, today (October 19, 2016) opens new hypermart outlet under the latest G7 concept at Poso City Mall, Central Sulawesi. This is the 1st Hypermart outlet located in Poso and the 10th in Sulawesi Island.

The opening of hypermart G7 is to further strengthen the market leadership of hypermart throughout Indonesia. With the latest G7 concept, this hypermart store is expected to be a main shopping destination for daily and monthly needs that offers comfort and leading-edge services to customers in Poso, Central Sulawesi. hypermart G7 comes with wider hallways to provide better navigation for customers, as well as larger Fresh area. Fashion and Beauty center are also upgraded and expanded to fit the evolving consumers’ lifestyles.

mppa’s Director of Public Relations and Communications, Danny Kojongian stated, “We are delighted to open our first hypermart G7 in Central Sulawesi at Poso City Mall. Our hypermart G7 continues to stride its national presence, whilst we are still on-schedule for another new G7 store opening at Baturaja, South Sumatera at end of month.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (mppa)

PT Matahari Putra Prima one of Indonesia largest retailers employs more than 13,000 associates who serve customers in 112 Hypermarkets (hypermart), 25 Supermarkets (foodmart PRIMO/Fresh), 52 Minimarket/ Convenience stores (fmx), 106 Health and Beauty format stores (boston) and 2 Wholesale (SmartClub). As of 30 June 2016, MPPA operates 297 stores in 68 cities throughout Indonesia.

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2016 SWA 100: Indonesia’s Best Wealth Creator, 2016 Brandz™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesia Brands by Millward Brown & WPP, The Charter Award concerning the environmental standards from Ecolabel & Green Label Indonesia by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Republic of Indonesia, 2015 Indonesia WOW Brand by MarkPlus Inc, 2015 Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian Brands by Millward Brown, 2015 Indonesia Best eMark Award by SWA & Telkom University, and 2015 Top 10 Retailers Certificate of Distinction by Retail Asia.

For further information, please contact: corporate.communications@hypermart.co.id

Source: MPPA

Starbucks barista from Indonesia Ryan Wibawa competes in the World Brewers Cup finals

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — For two months, Ryan Wibawa practiced his coffee brewing and artistry skills every day after work for five hours. With passion for coffee and dedication to his craft, he earned the opportunity to compete in the World Brewers Cup finals.

“It was like a dream come true,” said Wibawa, a Starbucks barista from Indonesia.  I felt very humbled and honored to represent my country in an international competition. The experience was the best teacher.”

Wibawa was matched against 36 competitors from all over the world at the championships, which took place from June 23-25 in Dublin, Ireland. As part of the competition, he crafted three coffee beverages that were judged on aroma, flavor, taste, acidity, body and balance. Wibawa also had to impress the judges with his customer service skills.

“The competition was hard, but it was a great challenge for me,” he said. “No words can describe the feeling,” he said. “From every competition I gain something, new knowledge, new friends and new skills.”

Although a competitor from Japan took first place, Wibawa is proud to have ranked among the top 25.

Wibawa was first exposed to coffee when he joined Starbucks two years ago. He learned quickly and developed an enthusiasm for all things coffee, which led to being selected as his district’s coffee master in 2014. A year later, he won Starbucks Indonesia’s Barista Championships and ranked number one in the Indonesian Brewers Cup Championship. In February 2016, he placed in the top three at the China and Asia Pacific (CAP) region’s Starbucks Barista Championships. His vast experience paved the way for competing in Dublin.

“Participating in a world competition definitely had a different feeling,” said Wibawa. “The competitors from all around the world had excellent coffee skills. It was a tough competition and a great learning experience.”

When Wibawa is not competing, he works at Indonesia’s first Starbucks Reserve store in Jakarta, where he delights customers with his coffee craft. He also shares his expertise by training other Starbucks partners at Indonesia’s third Starbucks Reserve location in Bandung.

“I am very lucky and grateful to have a very supportive family, friends and all Starbucks partners,” he said. “They gave me the strength to compete in the World Brewers Cup competition.”

Contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

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Starbucks barista from Indonesia Ryan Wibawa competes in the World Brewers Cup finals

Starbucks barista from Indonesia Ryan Wibawa competes in the World Brewers Cup finals

Source: Starbucks


Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) announces Interim Dividend for FY2015 of Rp 37.6 billion

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) announces that it will distribute an interim dividend for 2015 fiscal year in the amount of Rp 37.6 billion, or Rp 7/per share to be paid in December 2015.

Benjamin Mailool, the President Director of MPPA said, “We are pleased to announce the interim dividend to our valued shareholders. This demonstrates the Company’s on-going commitment to maximize shareholder value, despite within current challenging market situation, and at the same time ensure the continuing growth of the Company’s retail business in line with its long-term strategic direction.”

The interim dividend is payable in Rupiah according to the following timetable:

  • Cum-dividend for trading in Regular Market and Negotiation: December 1, 2015
  • Ex-dividend for trading on the Regular Market and Negotiation: December 2, 2015
  • Cum-dividend for trading in Cash Market: December 4, 2015
  • Ex-dividend for trading in Cash Market: December 7, 2015
  • Recording date are entitled to a cash dividend: December 4, 2015
  • Cash dividend payment: December 23, 2015

Procedure for Interim Dividend Distribution:

1. Interim Dividend for Fiscal Year 2015 will be distributed to the shareholders whose names are registered in the Register of Shareholders (Recording Date) on December 4, 2015 until 16:00 pm and / or shareholders of the Company in the Sub Account in PT Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) at the close of trading on December 4, 2015.

2. For shareholders whose shares are registered in the collective custodian at the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (“KSEI”), the payment of cash dividends will be implemented through KSEI and will be distributed into securities company account and /or custodian bank on December 23, 2015. Proof of payment cash interim dividend will be delivered by KSEI to shareholders through Securities Company or Custodian Bank where the shareholders open their accounts.

3. For shareholders whose shares are not in collective custody, Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) shall be submitted to the Registrar (“Registrar”) PT Sharestar Indonesia which addresses at BeritaSatu building (d / h. Citra Graha Building) 7th Floor, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 35-36, Jakarta 12950, no later than the date of December 4, 2015 at 16.00 pm.

4. Cash dividends will be taxed in accordance with the applicable tax regulations. The amount of tax charged will be an amenability by the shareholders and deducted from the amount of cash 2015 interim dividend which become the shareholders’ rights.

5. For shareholders who are Domestic Taxpayers in the form of legal entities that have not submitted a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) shall submit the TIN to KSEI or the Securities Administration Bureau (BA) PT Sharestar Indonesia domiciled at: BeritaSatu Building Plaza ( d / h . Citra Graha Building) Fl. 7, Jl .Jend .Gatot Subroto Kav. 35-36, Jakarta 12950, at the latest on December 4, 2015 at 16.00 pm. In the absence of TIN, the Interim Dividends paid to domestic taxpayers will be subject to Income Tax with a rate of 30%.

6. For foreign shareholders who are Foreign Taxpayers who use the tax deduction tariff based on Double Taxation Treaty (P3B) with Indonesia, shall submit the original Certificate of Domicile from their country of origin or a copy of the letter legalized by The Tax Office Sign Exchange Company to KSEI or the Registrar PT Sharestar Indonesia (“BAE”) domiciled at BeritaSatu building (d / h. Citra Graha Building) 7th Floor, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 35-36, Jakarta 12950 at the latest on December 9, 2015, 2015, in the absence of the letter mentioned above, cash dividends paid to foreign shareholders will be subject to Income Tax Article 26 with a rate of 20%.

7. For shareholders whose shares are registered in the collective KSEI, the evidence dividend withholding tax can be retrieved in the securities company and / or custodian bank where the shareholders open securities account and shareholders of script can retrieved it at BAE starting on December 23, 2015.

For further information, please contact:
Phoa Marchea Trenggono,
Investor Relations & Communications Officer
marchea.phoa@mppa.co.in

Danny Kojongian,
Director of Public Relations & Communications
danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) opened the 112th Hypermart outlet at Pentacity Mall Balikpapan

Lippo Village, Tangerang, INDONESIA, 2015-10-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, today has opened the 112th Hypermart outlet at Pentacity Mall Balikpapan. The new outlet with a selling area of 3,200 m² is located in a super-block area that combines both residential and commercial buildings.

Hypermart Pentacity Mall is the 12th Hypermart outlet in Kalimantan and also become the 3rd outlet in the province of East Kalimantan. Balikpapan city rated among the businessmen as one of the highest potential investment destination. It is not surprising that there are many new investment developments in Balikpapan, including the projects of Pentacity development.

Director of Public Relations & Communications MPPA, Danny Kojongian stated, “The opening of the 112th store at Pentacity Balikpapan is part of Hypermart new stores expansion plan in 2015. Besides that, MPPA has also done some other renovations on Hypermart outlets to further strengthen the position of MPPA as a modern multi-format retailer in Indonesia.”

For further information, please contact:
Phoa Marchea Trenggono,
Investor Relations & Communications Officer
marchea.phoa@mppa.co.in

Danny Kojongian,
Director of Public Relations & Communications
danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

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Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) opened the 112th Hypermart outlet at Pentacity Mall Balikpapan

Indonesia: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) opened the 112th Hypermart outlet at Pentacity Mall Balikpapan

Indonesia: MPPA relaunched Hypermart G7 concept at Metro Indah Mall Bandung, West Java

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, today has relaunched Hypermart G7 concept which located at Metro Indah Mall Bandung, West Java. Another Hypermart store within the same province has also been reopened on September 26, 2015 which is located at Depok Town Square.

Hypermart G7 featuring a new type of gondola shelving with wider hallways to provide better navigation for customers, as well as larger fresh area. Fashion and Beauty center are upgraded and expanded to fit the evolving consumers’ lifestyles. While Bakery, Ready to Eat, Fresh Food, Bulk Food, Home and Living are extended and offer a wider range of products with modern concepts. In the operation, the outlet is engaged with the concept of environmentally friendly by using LED technology.

Director Public Relations and Communications, Danny Kojongian stated “We are pleased to announce the re-opening our Hypermart stores at Depok Town Square and MIM Bandung with the latest G7 concept to provide its modern retail offerings to valued, modern customers within the fast-growing Depok and Bandung area. These openings not only represent stronger Hypermart’s presence within the regions, but also demonstrates MPPA’s commitment in delivering its outstanding G7 Hypermarts to Indonesian consumers despite the current challenging macro-economic condition.”

“We are proud and honored with our participation to strengthen the nation’s economy through Hypermart expansion, reinventing Foodmart supermarkets and starting to cater the B2B segment throughout the regions. MPPA is poised further to become the No. 1 Multi-Format FMCG Modern Retailer in Indonesia,” he continued.

Hypermart MIM Bandung is the 7th outlet which has been renovated to G7 concept. Until September 2015, MPPA has renovated 7 Hypermart outlets and opened 2 new outlets in G7 format.

For further information, please contact:

Phoa Marchea Trenggono,
Investor Relations & Communications Officer
marchea.phoa@mppa.co.in

Danny Kojongian,
Director of Public Relations and Communications
danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

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Indonesia MPPA relaunched Hypermart G7 concept at Metro Indah Mall Bandung, West Java

Indonesia: MPPA reopens newly remodeled 3 Hypermart stores in Jakarta and Surabaya to the latest Generation 7 concept

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, has successfully remodeled 3 of its existing Hypermart stores to the latest Generation 7 (G7) concept. The Hypermart Pejaten Mall in South Jakarta was reopened on May, 16 2015, while the Hypermart Cibubur Junction in Jakarta and Hypermart Supermall Pakuwon in Surabaya were successfully reopened on May, 23 2015.

These stores were temporarily closed about 2-3 months and undergone extensive remodeling to adapt the G7 concept by featuring a new color scheme and better signage design, which resembles the first modern, unparalled hypermarket approach in Indonesia since the last decade.

Hypermart G7 uses LED lighting and environmentally friendly cooling on fresh products to save the electricity costs. To offer a better shopping experience and comfort, these outlets provide a layout of products by category, such as RTE (Ready to Eat), Bakery, Beauty and Health, Meat and Seafood, Home Electronics, Cooking, Home Living, Home Lifestyle, Household, with related products placed close to a variety of similar products in the stores. Hypermart G7 also places products with a modern look at competitive prices to bring the ultimate shopping experience for the Indonesian consumers.

MPPA’s Corporate Secretary, Director of Public Relations and Communications, Danny Kojongian stated, “In line with the Company’s renovation plan this year, we are delighted that 3 Hypermart outlets were successfully re-modeled to the newest G7 concept. In the second half this year the Company will be more aggressive with its store openings and renovations across Indonesia to deliver the best value to our stakeholders.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

For further information, please contact :
PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk

Danny Kojongian,
Director Communications and Public Relations
Email: danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

Phoa Marchea Trenggono,
Investor Relations & Communications Officer
Email: marchea.phoa@mppa.co.in

Website: http://ir.hypermart.co.id

PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk opened its 107th Hypermart in East Bekasi, Indonesia

Lippo Village, Tangerang, Indonesia, 2014-12-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a modern multi-format retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, opened its 107th Hypermart. The new Hypermart is located at Bekasi Trade Center City, a business center located in East Bekasi. This is the 5th Hypermart in Bekasi.

Also during the opening ceremony, collected customer infaq funds was presented to Dompet Dhuafa in the amount of Rp. 1,438,128,016. The donation had been collected during the period of 14th June to 31st August 2014. The presentation was made by the General Manager of Marketing Hypermart, Yoelius Gary Saputra to the Program Director of Dompet Dhuafa, Dr. Imam Rulyawan.

Danny Kojongian, Director of Communications and Public Relations stated, “The opening of the new Hypermart in Bekasi is in line with MPPA’s expansion to address the changing needs of customers and provide an exciting new shopping experience.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2013 Gross Sales amounted to Rp 12.6 Trillion (audited), a growth of 11.1% from 2012. Net Income 2013 amounted to Rp 445 Billion, which grew 85.8% from Rp 239 Billion in 2012. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as:
2013 Retail Asia – Gold Award, 2011-2014 Superbrand Indonesia, 2013 Best of The Best 50 Performing Companies by Forbes Indonesia, Top Brand Awards, 2013 and 2014 Indonesia Most Admired Companies by Warta Ekonomi, 2013 Excellent Service Experience Award and 2013 Customer Satisfaction Award by Roy Morgan.

For further information, please contact :
PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk
Danny Kojongian, Director Communications and Public Relations
Email: danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id
Fernando Repi, Head of Public Relations
Mobile : 081511181187
Email: fernando.repi@hypermart.co.id
www.hypermart.co.id

PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk opened its 105th Hypermart at one of the largest modern shopping centers in Bau-Bau, Indonesia

Lippo Village, Tangerang, Indonesia, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a modern multi-format retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, opened its 105th Hypermart. The new Hypermart is located at Lippo Plaza Buton, one of the largest modern shopping centers in Bau-Bau. This outlet is the first Hypermart located in Bau-Bau and the 2nd outlet in Southeast Sulawesi Province.

The opening ceremony was attended by MPPA management’s team, the regent of Bombana, Southeast Sulawesi, H. Tafdil, the mayor of Bau-bau, A.S Tamrin, and invited guests.

Danny Kojongian, Director of Communications and Public Relations stated, “The opening of Bau-Bau is in line with MPPA expansion strategy to expand into secondary cities. The presence of Hypermart will aide in boosting the economy in Bau-Bau,” he continued.

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2013 Gross Sales amounted to Rp 12.6 Trillion (audited), a growth of 11.1% from 2012. Net Income 2013 amounted to Rp 445 Billion, which grew 85.8% from Rp 239 Billion in 2012. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2013 Retail Asia – Gold Award, 2011-2014 Superbrand Indonesia, 2013 Best of The Best 50 Performing Companies by Forbes Indonesia, Top Brand Awards, 2013 and 2014 Indonesia Most Admired Companies by Warta Ekonomi, 2013 Excellent Service Experience Award and 2013 Customer Satisfaction Award by Roy Morgan.

For further information, please contact :
PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk
Danny Kojongian, Director Communications and Public Relations
Email: danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id
Fernando Repi, Head of Public Relations
Mobile :081511181187
Email :fernando.repi@hypermart.co.id
Website: www.hypermart.co.id