Perry Ellis International collaborates with Good People for men’s underwear and loungewear under the Perry Ellis Portfolio® trademark in South Korea

MIAMI, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today ( Feb. 21, 2018) a new license agreement with Good People Co. Ltd for men’s underwear and loungewear under the Perry Ellis Portfolio® trademark in South Korea. The product launch is planned in Fall 2018.

Perry Ellis believed fashion was fun, and should never be taken too seriously. Patterns, pops of color, new shapes and never before-seen styles — he embraced it all, rewriting the rules and redefining American sportswear. Today, Perry Ellis is the go-to designer fashion brand that gives men confidence in every, and any, situation through innovative and versatile styles.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Good People.  We see great potential for growth in the South Korean market and are pleased to take these continued steps in our business expansion,” remarked Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of Perry Ellis International.

“We look forward to working closely with the Perry Ellis design and management team to bring Perry Ellis’ unique brand positioning and commitment to product excellence to the Korean consumer across multiple distribution channels,” said Yoon Woohwan, CEO of Good People Co. Ltd.

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit. www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.  Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Good People Co. Ltd
Good People Co., Ltd., is publically traded on the Korean stock exchange, and manufactures and wholesales underwear and loungewear products for men,  women and children  in Korea and internationally. The company offers its products under the BODYGUARD, Yescode, SEXYCOOKIE, JAMES DEAN, G-gear, 1st OLOR, and Don & Dons brands. The company is also the licensee for Levi’s body wear in South Korea. Good People Co., Ltd, founded in 1991, is based in Seoul, South Korea and trades on the South Korean Stock Exchange: KOSDAQ -33340.

Contact:

Pamela Fields
VP International Licensing and Business Development
pamela.fields@pery.com
212-536-5602

Jeong Hwan, Yim, Marketing Director
equalizer@goodpeople.co.kr
82-2-320-6681

Source: Perry Ellis International Inc./globenewswire

Old Navy launches team USA accessories collection for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea

BRAND LAUNCHES TEAM USA ACCESSORIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy announces its new cold-weather accessories collection designed in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The spirited collection consists of Team USA knit mittens, winter hats and knit scarves in red, white and blue all-American style. Old Navy’s Team USA collection will be available exclusively at Old Navy (Times Square store and online) and on TeamUSAShop.com beginning on November 1st and rolling out to all Old Navy stores on November 20th with prices ranging from $15- $25.

The launch of the collection will kick-off Old Navy’s 100 Days to PyeongChang at the new Old Navy location in Times Square. Figure skater, Sasha Cohen, 2006 Olympic silver medalist, will host the event and meet and greet fans while shoppers have the first chance to purchase the limited-edition product.

To further celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Old Navy is giving its fans and followers an inside look at the Games with the ice dancing duo, Evan Bates and Madison Chock. The two-time world championship medalists will be taking over @OldNavy social channels and modelling the Team USA collection.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high-quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

Source: Gap Inc.

Taubman Asia and Shinsegae Group opens Starfield Hanam shopping center in Hanam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, 2016-Sep-10 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Excited crowds gathered for the grand opening of Starfield Hanam shopping center today (09/09/2016) in Hanam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Developed by Taubman Asia and Shinsegae Group, the center was opened after a ceremonial ribbon cutting featuring Taubman Centers, Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Robert S. Taubman, René Tremblay, president Taubman Asia, Yong-Jin Chung, group vice chairman of Shinsegae Group, Jing-Soo Lee, deputy mayor of Hanam, Hyun-Jae Lee, National Assembly member and other special guests.

Starfield Hanam is nearly 100 percent leased and occupied with almost 300 stores and restaurants. The 1.7 million square foot center is anchored by Korea’s number one department store brand, Shinsegae, and offers everything from fast fashion to luxury items through a unique collection of domestic and international retailers, as well as an incredible variety of dining and entertainment destinations.

“Starfield Hanam is Taubman Asia’s first ground-up development in South Korea and we could not be more thrilled with this center,” said Taubman. “Together with our partner Shinsegae, we have created an unparalleled destination that has exceeded all expectations.”

“South Korea’s first ‘shopping theme park’ is a new business model for the country, integrating the brick and mortar shopping experience with E-Mart distribution,” said Yong-Jin Chung, vice chairman of Shinsegae Group. “We carefully curated the selection of stores and services to benefit our customers and satisfy their diverse needs.”

Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Starfield Hanam’s collection of international luxury brands includes Balenciaga, Burberry, Bvlgari, Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Prada, Saint Laurent and many more. Fast fashion favorites are also well-represented including Cos, H&M, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Uniqlo and Zara to name a few.

With 110,000 square feet of dining options, there is something for every palette. Gourmet Street, on the ground level, has 17 restaurants and cafes while the Eatopia food court offers more casual fare with 18 kiosks specializing in well-known local artisan eats. The food court features indoor/outdoor seating with views of the Han River and Gumdan Mountain. A sampling of the restaurants that opened today include Devil’s Door, Everest, Hanwoori, Phoenix Yumcha, Pyeongyang Myeon-Ok and Vecchia e Nuovo.

Starfield Hanam also offers showrooms by BMW, Genesis, Hyundai and Harley Davidson. Tesla will be opening soon.

Another key component of the overall Starfield Hanam experience is entertainment. The eleven-screen Megabox cinema, a Sports Monster sportsplex offering everything from rock climbing to basketball and a 112,000 square foot Aquafield indoor/outdoor water park provides fun-filled experiences when shopping is complete.

For more information about Starfield Hanam, please visit www.taubman.com or the center’s website at www.starfield.co.kr.

About Starfield Hanam
Starfield Hanam, located in scenic Hanam, South Korea just east of Seoul, is the largest western-style shopping center in the country at nearly 1.7 million square feet. Anchored by Shinsegae department store, the center offers approximately 300 stores, restaurants, and a variety of sports and entertainment venues. Conveniently connected to the Misa road, which is linked to the Greater Seoul freeway network, Starfield offers approximately 6,200 parking spaces and access to bus transportation routes.

About Taubman Asia
Taubman Asia is a subsidiary of U.S. Mall operator Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) – a leader in the shopping center industry. Taubman Asia is the platform for Taubman Centers’ expansion into China and South Korea and focuses on owning, managing, and/or leasing high-quality and sustainable retail real estate projects inAsia that leverage Taubman’s strong retail planning design and operational capabilities. The company opened CityOn.Xi’an (Xi’an, China) and Starfield Hanam (Hanam, South Korea) in 2016 and will open CityOn.Zhenzghou (Zhengzhou, China) in 2017. For more information about Taubman Asia, visit taubmanasia.com.

About Shinsegae Group
Shinsegae Group is a retail company group with 33 subsidiary companies and has recorded sales of KRW 20 trillion and the total asset amount of KRW 29 trillion in 2015. Shinsegae Group has been leading the new trends in Korean retail with the first department store, the first discount retailer and the first premium outlet in South Korea. Shinsegae Group has two big businesses, Shinsegae department store and E-mart. Shinsegae department store operates 11 stores and E-mart operates 157 stores in South Korea and 10 stores in China,Vietnam and Mongolia, following the first store in 1993 (as of August 2016).

For ease of use, references in this press release to “Taubman Centers,” “company,” “Taubman” or an operating platform mean Taubman Centers, Inc. and/or one or more of a number of separate, affiliated entities. Business is actually conducted by an affiliated entity rather than Taubman Centers, Inc. itself or the named operating platform.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Actual results may differ materially from those expected because of various risks and uncertainties.You should review the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Risk Factors” in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports, for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

Contact:

Ryan Hurren
Taubman, Director, Investor Relations
248-258-7232
rhurren@taubman.com

Maria Mainville
Taubman, Director, Strategic Communications
248-258-7469,
mmainville@taubman.com

Moonjin Park
Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing
82-2-6137-5016 (South Korea),
mpark@taubman.com

Source: Taubman Centers, Inc.

Poultry from the U.S. returns to Commissaries in South Korea this August

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary shoppers in South Korea will see uncooked poultry from the U.S. returning to commissary shelves starting in late August.

This news comes as a result of changes to South Korea’s poultry embargo that had restricted the entry of uncooked poultry from the U.S. nearly nonstop since December 2014. South Korea declared the embargo in 2014 after the U.S. announced the presence of avian influenza in live poultry flocks in Oregon and California, followed by additional outbreaks in other U.S. states.

“This is welcome news for everyone associated with commissaries – customers and employees alike,” said Wayne Walk, DeCA’s zone manager in South Korea. “We’re working with our suppliers to get frozen thighs, breasts, wings and whole chickens, eggs and other uncooked poultry products from the U.S. into stores as quickly as possible. We expect U.S. poultry to be fully stocked again by the end of September.”

During the embargo, commissaries sold uncooked fresh (not frozen) poultry and eggs from local sources in South Korea and uncooked frozen poultry from a source in Australia to meet customer demand. Commissaries will continue to carry fresh chicken products and eggs from local sources in South Korea.

Because the ordering window for turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas fell earlier in the year, it’s too late for commissaries to order turkeys from the U.S. for the 2016 holiday season. “Turkey suppliers required orders placed by the beginning of April,” said Jack McGregor, DeCA’s Pacific Area logistics chief. “We ordered turkeys in April from our known and reliable supplier in Australia that produces the Steggles brand.”

Commissaries have been offering uncooked frozen chicken from Steggles since August 2015, and nearly 8,000 Steggles brand turkeys were sold in commissaries in South Korea last year. “We worked throughout the embargo to provide our customers with substitute poultry products.” said Walk. “We’re pleased we can now add back these uncooked poultry and egg products from the U.S.”

About DeCA:
The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

Source: Commissary

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Emart Company Ltd to create Boots branded pharmacy-led, health and beauty retail franchise in South Korea

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, today announced that it has signed an agreement to form a franchise partnership with Emart Company Ltd (a member of Shinsegae Group), South Korea’s number one hypermarket retailer. Together, they will create a Boots branded pharmacy-led, health and beauty retail franchise in South Korea.

Under the terms of the agreement, Boots branded stores will be opened in shopping malls, on high streets and within the outbound areas of Shinsegae department stores and Emart hypermarkets. The Boots stores will each feature an independent pharmacy and a range of Boots owned products and ‘exclusive to Boots’ brands as well as leading Korean brands.

“South Korea is considered a leading market for skincare and cosmetics products in Asia today.  We believe there is a significant opportunity to extend the reach of Boots own brands into this market and are thrilled to be doing so with Emart,” said Ornella Barra Co-Chief Operating Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Emart is the preeminent retailer in South Korea and their strong experience as well as their marketing expertise gives us great confidence in the long-term potential of this partnership.”

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce the Boots brand, and offer pharmacy care as well as acting as a beauty and healthcare destination by also offering a wide range of both Korean and Boots product brands.” said Gab-Soo, Lee, CEO of Emart Inc.

The first stores are expected to open before the end of the first half of calendar year 2017 and will include Boots highly regarded and exclusive No.7 and Soap & Glory products.

Notes to Editors:

About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe and, together with its equity method investments*, employs more than 370,000* people and has a presence in more than 25* countries. Walgreens Boots Alliance is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,100* stores in 11* countries. The company includes one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350* distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.

* As at 31 August 2015 (without subsequent adjustment for business acquisitions or dispositions), including equity method investments
** For 12 months ended 31 August 2015 (without subsequent adjustment for business acquisitions or dispositions), including equity method investments

About EMART
EMART Co., Ltd. is a value creation company that pursues a satisfying lifestyle for its customers while simultaneously reaching to enhance development in local communities ever since its first store opening in Changdong.

EMART has reached over 100 stores with its acquisition of Walmart in 2006, and as of July 2016 operates a total of 157 (including ten Traders stores) domestic stores. It also manages eight stores in China and 1 store in Vietnam, expanding hypermarket business from national to international market, becoming a comprehensive global retail company.

The company’s main progression focuses on Korea’s first and largest hypermarket ‘EMART’, Korea’s number one online mart ‘EMART mall,’ and its discount warehouse store ‘Traders’. In addition, it is recently expanding its domain into category killer specialty stores that will match new lifestyle trends.

With a deep base in retail hypermarket, EMART is diversifying its business into ‘Everyday retail’, convenience store ‘With Me,’ ‘Shinsegae TV Shopping’, ‘Shinsegae Food’, ‘Shinsegae L&B’, ‘Starbucks Korea’, ‘Shinsegae E&C’, ‘Shinsegae I&C’, ‘Shinsegae Chosun Hotel’, as well as operating foreign branches in China and Vietnam to enhance international business.

Contacts:
Walgreens Boots Alliance Media Relations
USA
Michael Polzin
+1 847 315 2935

International
Laura Vergani
+44 (0) 207 980 8585

Walgreens Boots Alliance Investor Relations
Gerald Gradwell and Ashish Kohli
+1 847 315 2922

Source: Walgreens Boots Alliance