Burger King AsiaPac and Nexus Point to develop and strengthen the presence of the BURGER KING® brand in Taiwan

OAKVILLE, ON, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Burger King AsiaPac Pte. Ltd. (“BKAP”) and Nexus Point Management Limited (“Nexus Point”) announced today (December 12, 2017) a master franchise agreement to develop and strengthen the presence of the BURGER KING® brand in Taiwan.

“Taiwan is one of the largest quick service restaurant markets in the Asia-Pacific region and we’re pleased to announce this agreement as it will help us further develop and grow the BURGER KING® brand locally,” said José Cil, President of the BURGER KING® brand. “We look forward to working with Nexus Point to drive scale and market penetration in this attractive market, so we can continue to seize great opportunities for the BURGER KING® brand.”

“Burger King is one of the most iconic brands in the world and has a successful track record of working with private equity partners,” said Kuo Chuan Kung, Managing Partner of Nexus Point. “We are excited to accelerate the opening of new restaurants in the market and make further investments in technology and operations to better serve our guests in Taiwan.”

Today, the BURGER KING® brand has a presence across a number of countries in the AsiaPacific region including China, South Korea and India. This new agreement will further expand the footprint of the BURGER KING® brand in Taiwan and strengthen its presence in the AsiaPacific region.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates over 16,000 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR), one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $29 billion in system sales and over 23,000 restaurants. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Nexus Point
Nexus Point is an Asian private equity fund focused on Greater China. Nexus Point aims to generate superior long-term results for its investors by making control/buyout investments into companies where it can add significant strategic and operational value. Nexus Point’s investment team is focused on identifying opportunities arising from the growing spending power of middle-class consumers in Asia. To learn more about Nexus Point, please visit us at www.nexuspointcapital.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are often identified by the words “may,” “might,” “believes,” “thinks,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends” or similar expressions and reflect management’s expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date hereof. These forward-looking statements include statements about BKAP’s expectations regarding the ability of Nexus Point to further develop  and grow the BURGER KING® brand in Taiwan by driving scale and market penetration. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from BKAP’s expectations are detailed in filings of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and with the securities regulatory authorities in each province and territory of Canada, such as its annual and quarterly reports and current reports on Form 8-K and include the following: risks related to RBI’s ability to successfully implement its domestic and international growth strategy; and risks related to RBI’s ability to compete domestically and internationally in an intensely competitive industry. Other than as required under U.S. federal securities laws or Canadian securities laws, we do not assume a duty to update these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, change in expectations or otherwise.

For further information, please contact: media@rbi.com

SOURCE: Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Carrefour continues to expand in Taiwan with 4 new store openings

Carrefour continues to expand in Taiwan with 4 new store openings


Taiwan, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — With 4 new opening stores this month, Carrefour is continuing to expand in Taiwan and increasing proximity with its customers.

In a week period, from 11/15 to 11/24, Carrefour Taiwan opened 4 new market stores, including 3 stores in Taipei and 1 in Tainan:
•    11/15: Tainan Yu Nong (650m2)
•    11/17: Luzhou Guanghua (515m2)
•    11/20: Taipei Jinan (670m2)
•    11/24: Shi Lin Zhong Cheng

With these new openings, Carrefour is strengthening its CVS platform and providing convenient solutions to our customers with a 24/7 opening time.

Like all other Carrefour stores, these 4 stores are providing a wide range of products, from fresh and grocery items to selected best non-food items, including basic bazaar, textile and small appliance items.Besides, visitors can enjoy their shopping time with convenient facilities such as free Wi-Fi installation, a catering area or coffee & ice cream.

At this day, Carrefour runs 64 hypermarket and 45 supermarket in Taiwan, that being a total of 109 stores across the country.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

Source: Carrefour Group


Gap Inc. to open its newest “digital Gap brand flagship store” on Yahoo! Taiwan


Taipei, Taiwan, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Building on its e-commerce success and responding to the growing demand of online shopping in Taiwan, today (August 8, 2017), Gap Inc. announced it will open its newest “digital Gap brand flagship store” on Yahoo! Taiwan. By offering a new online avenue, Gap is creating a true omnichannel retail experience whereby e-commerce and physical stores are all part of the shopping ecosystem for customers to experience our brand whenever, however, whatever, wherever they want.

“We are thrilled to launch this new partnership with Yahoo!, one of the largest online marketplaces in Taiwan. We believe the time is ripe for the launch of a joint digital storefront,” said May Ng, Vice President and GM, Greater China Ecommerce and Head of Hong Kong and Taiwan for Gap Inc. “As one of the first international fashion apparel brands on Yahoo!, Gap’s new digital storefront will offer the same range of range of iconic, yet modern clothing and accessories available in the brand’s physical stores. Our store on Yahoo! is an exciting addition to our presence in Taiwan and will enhance the shopping experience for our customers.”

Gap’s success lies in our culture of innovation and putting the customer at the center of everything we do. The launch of Gap Yahoo! flagship is part of our commitment to building a seamless inventory and making our products available to our customers. They can place their orders 24/7 using Gap’s Yahoo! flagship store, and have orders filled from the nearest store or fulfillment location. In line with online shopping trends in in the market, Gap also gives customers the option to pick-up orders in nearby convenience stores so they can get their products anytime they want. Since the product offerings on Yahoo are the same as stores, customers can also choose to visit a store to try-on their preferred styles and sizes before making a purchase.

“Gap Inc. is committed to creating a seamless brand experience across all channels, from store to online to mobile, that allows customers to shop for what they want, when they want, where they want, and how they want.” said May Ng. “The launch of Gap’s Yahoo! Taiwan store, is an exciting new chapter in Gap Inc.’s larger omni-channel retail strategy, designed to strengthen and integrate shopping experiences across physical stores and digital technology platforms.”

In celebration of the site launch, there will also be special events and promotions during the launch week from August 8-14. In addition to free delivery service, customers can enjoy up to 30% off new products, as well as a cash coupon of NTD100 for a purchase over NTD2000. Gap will also be offering door busters and exclusive styles in its newly opened Yahoo! flagship store.

Since entering Taiwan in 2014, Gap has enjoyed widespread popularity among customers, as seen in its steady business growth in the market. With the addition of Yahoo! Taiwan along with our directly operated site, the brand will have 11 physical stores in Taiwan and two e-commerce options, allowing customers in every city access to Gap’s optimistic, modern American style and great customer experience.

About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix and Weddington Way brands. Fiscal year 2016 net sales were $15.5 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, about 450 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

Gap flagship store on Yahoo Supermall: tw.mall.yahoo.com/store/Gap

About Oath

Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands including Yahoo. As a global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.

In Taiwan, we keep offering services under the name Yahoo and today own a number of properties including Yahoo TV, News, Mail, Search, Auction, Store, Shopping, Finance, Movies, Sports and Entertainment. Yahoo also provides a comprehensive suite of e-commerce services. For more information, visit the company’s corporate blog (http://ycorpblog.Tumblr.com/).


Source: GAP Inc.

Rakuten Kobo launches its popular eBookstore in Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s most innovative eReading services, today (September 29, 2016) announced the launch of its popular eBookstore in Taiwan. In addition to the localized service launch, Rakuten Kobo also announced its partnership with a number of Taiwan’s leading publishers to offer original and translated traditional Chinese language digital titles to booklovers around the world.

The Rakuten Kobo Taiwan eBookstore will be managed by a dedicated team and will offer a robust lineup of thousands of popular traditional Chinese language titles, as well as travel guides, lifestyle titles, business books and magazines. In addition to its localized eBookstore, Rakuten Kobo has also developed free Chinese language eReader apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablet devices, allowing Taiwanese booklovers to enjoy millions of international titles available from leading publisher partners around the world on devices they already own.

Leading Taiwan publishers partnering with Rakuten Kobo include Cite Publishing, Yuan Liou Publishing, Book Republic, Eurasian and Readingtimes Publishing.

“We are pleased to offer Kobo’s localized eBookstore service in Taiwan, making it easy for booklovers to build digital libraries stocked with all their favorite titles,” said Michael Tamblyn, CEO and President of Rakuten Kobo. “We work closely with Taiwan’s vibrant publishing community to bring the best content to our Chinese language reading community here and around the world.”

“I am delighted to see another great Rakuten service launch in Taiwan, one of our most important international markets,” commented Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO of Rakuten, Inc. “Since our launch in Taiwan in 2008, Rakuten has steadily built the range of innovative services available to our growing membership base across e-commerce, fintech, travel and now digital content.”

The Rakuten Kobo eBookstore is located at tw.kobo.com and international digital readers can peruse a wide variety of traditional Chinese language titles across all genres at their local Rakuten Kobo eBookstore, accessible through www.kobo.com

Rakuten Kobo’s eBookstore service launch in Taiwan follows service expansion announcements in Turkey and Mexico and is part of Rakuten Kobo’s expansion to serve its global eReading community with original and translated digital content from publisher partners around the world.

About Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Rakuten Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. Rakuten Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders, as well as free top-ranking eReading apps for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows®. Rakuten Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. Rakuten Kobo is headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten.

About Rakuten, Inc.
Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) is one of the world’s leading internet services companies, offering a wide variety of services for consumers and businesses with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. Since 2012, Rakuten has been ranked among the world’s ‘Top 20 Most Innovative Companies’ in Forbes magazine’s annual list. Rakuten is expanding worldwide and currently operates throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 12,000 employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.kobo.com and global.rakuten.com/corp/

Source: Rakuten, Inc.

Carrefour opened its 24th Market in Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the end of June, Carrefour Taiwan opened its 24th Market in the municipality of Kaohsiung in south-western Taiwan, bringing the total number of stores up to 87.

This new 514 m² retail outlet has a wide range of fresh produce, as well as a non-food counter. It also features free Wi-Fi, an express delivery service, a ticket booking facility and a meal area – all to ensure the highest levels of comfort for its customers.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com


Carrefour opened its 24th Market in Taiwan
Carrefour opened its 24th Market in Taiwan


Source: Carrefour