The ellenlondon Studio SS2019 collection previews at International Couture Runway DC Fashion Week on September 23

The ellenlondon Studio SS2019 collection previews at International Couture Runway DC Fashion Week on September 23

Washington, D. C., 2018-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the introduction of her printemps/été 2019, Ellen London strives through her wearable art collection to emerge from the daily complex incongruities we experience and to rise from the ground with beauty and grace as does a flower – “de la sol une fleur doit grandir”.

Her collection challenges the audience to emerge with hope and possibilities from the shadowy confines of our internal and external walls, and to work towards inclusion rather than exclusion. Focusing on connection, understanding and respect, Ellen London translates these ideas through fabric art – utilizing vintage and new – textiles and techniques – from a myriad of global cultures and countries. Hand painted cities on palettes of silk, and designer felted pieces interpreting color and light are highlights of the collection.

The ellenlondon Studio SS2019 collection previews at the finale International Couture Runway at DC Fashion Week runway on September 23 2018.

Ellen London


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, 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.


Robert Vill
Group Vice President
(201) 453-6693

Source: Children’s Place, Inc./globenewswire

SPAR International announces €74 million investment on up to 300 new stores across Thailand

  • SPAR International and Bangchak Retail Company Limited Thailand announce significant new retail partnership.
  • €74 million investment will see up to 300 new stores across the country in the next five years.

Amsterdam and Bangkok, 2016-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International (“SPAR”) and Bangchak Retail Company Limited (“BCR”), today [28 November 2016] announced a significant new partnership agreement which will see up to 300 new SPAR stores opening in Thailand by the end of 2020, as part of a €74 million investment.

SPAR International is the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain with over 12,100 stores worldwide and global retail sales of €33 billion in 2015. SPAR presence in Asia continues to grow with the brand attracting independent partners.

BCR plan to open 7 new stores during 2016, comprising key flagship convenience and neighbourhood developments. From 2017 the company plans to open 50-80 stores each year for the next five years with up to 2,500 jobs created in the process. BCR’s retail strategy meets customer needs, with strong market growth in the neighbourhood grocery sector in Thailand; the company anticipates retail sales of €245 million by 2020.

The partnership with BCR will see SPAR share industry expertise with its new partner including the sharing of best practice across its supply chain, retail operations, staff training, retail design and brand development strategy. SPAR Thailand is expanding forecourt retailing stores around food purchasing moments and to achieve this initiative SPAR International worked with BCR to generate detailed store designs and layouts. Ahead of the opening of the first stores, SPAR International also supported the formation of the requisite supply chain capability, introduced the SPAR culture to the teams in the stores and central office, gave advice about equipment suppliers and assisted with secondments to other SPAR Partners by key team members to expand their knowledge of the SPAR Brand.

Speaking at the official announcement of the new partnership Tobias Wasmuht, Managing Director of SPAR International said “In the last decade, SPAR International has grown from strength to strength in key strategic markets of Asia. Today, we have a significant multi-format presence including hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience and online in China, India, and Indonesia. The launch of SPAR in Thailand in partnership with BCR represents a significant and important step forward in SPAR’s ongoing expansion into Asian markets.  It brings together our internationally tried and tested retail expertise particularly in convenience and supermarket formats with the extensive knowledge of the Thai market. The partnership is a true example of the SPAR ethos in which through working together all shall benefit.”

The new venture is being led on the BCR side by Mr. Viboon Wongsakul, Managing Director of Bangchak Retail Company Limited. Speaking about the partnership Mr. Wongsakul said “BCR is excited to bring this new offering to customers in Thailand. SPAR and BCR share many key values such as a dedication to growth, a commitment to local suppliers, supporting communities and offering diverse retail solutions. We plan to bring local retailing to the next level and will dedicate the resources necessary to have a significant presence in the market in the shortest possible time-frame.”

As a shared core value, SPAR and BCR focus on supporting the communities in which they operate. During the development of the flagship stores in 2016, special focus will be given to the ability to source produce and product locally. SPAR International has a process in place for the development of own brand products by a Partner and has worked with BCR on the development and launch of a national range of own brand products.


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

Thailand: Starbucks volunteers joined 500 middle and high school students for the Youth Skill Development and Food Sustainability Project

Thailand, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks Thailand partners (employees) set out to volunteer at a local school, they had no idea the impact they would make throughout the community.

Recently, Starbucks volunteers joined 500 middle and high school students for the Youth Skill Development and Food Sustainability Project in partnership with the Books for Children Foundation. The event took place at the Bumrung-Raviwan Wittaya School, which promotes healthy food and living, grows vegetables for school and home meals, and sells leftover crops to student families. Combined, 330 volunteer hours impacted nearly 5,000 students and their families, along with others in the community.

“At Starbucks, our long-term commitment is to make a positive and sustainable change in the areas of environment, society and economy,” said Murray Darling, managing director of Starbucks Coffee Thailand. “The community event allowed us to reaffirm the company’s long-term commitment to local communities.”

For part of the day, students practiced project planning, leadership and communications skills during a food sustainability project. Students and volunteers built nursery shelves for vegetables, created an organic shade plot for crops and repaired the pier for a small fish farm.

The majority of the community project focused on skills development through an English conversation class. Starbucks Thailand partners helped students hone their English-speaking skills through songs and word games.

Starbucks volunteers also read stories to a kindergarten class with Ruangsakdi Pinprateep, managing director of the Books for Children Foundation and author of “Ping Pong, Will You Come with the Bear.” This children’s book was funded by a portion of sales from Starbucks Thailand Barista Bears.

“It was such an honor for Starbucks to join us in service,” said Naiyana Aua-amnueychai, director of Bumrung-Raviwan Wittaya School. “We place a great deal of emphasis on English skills development and food sustainability at our school and Starbucks volunteers helped our teachers and students in these areas. We are pleased that Starbucks and our school share the same goal to contribute back to our society.”

Starbucks Thailand has collaborated with Books for Children since 2005. Together, they have collected more than 400,000 books through an annual Christmas book drive and completed a library renovation at Silapadech community. In addition, they completed the Bookstart for Intellectual Disability Children’s Project at Rajanukul Institute and renovated the Wat Kla Cha-um School library and playground.

“By working with Books for Children for the past 10 years, we have delivered educational opportunities to both public and private organizations nationwide,” said Sumonpin Jotikabukkana, marketing and communications director of Starbucks Coffee Thailand. “We realize that literacy is an essential element for children’s development and we aim to do our best to continue to promote and support these areas for Thai children in every sector of the society.”

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom.

SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation


Thailand: Starbucks volunteers joined 500 middle and high school students for the Youth Skill Development and Food Sustainability Project

Thailand: Starbucks volunteers joined 500 middle and high school students for the Youth Skill Development and Food Sustainability Project

Thailand: Big C celebrates Loy Krathong Festival

Bangkok, THAILAND, 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Big C celebrates Loy Krathong Festival in an environmentally-friendly and creative way by selling colorful Kratong made from bread starting at 25 baht per set (kratong, candle and joss sticks) at Big C stores nationwide (except Mini Big C) from today until 25 November. The Kratong comes in forms of flowers, turtles and cat face, all of which will eventually become food for fish when floated in the river. Big C expects 15% sales growth in bakery items during Loy Krathong Festival.

Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited
6th Floor, 97/11 Rajdamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 0-2655-0666
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30 – 18.00 hrs. (excluding public holiday)
Call-Center: 1756 (Daily 8.00 – 22.00 hrs.)

SOURCE: Big C Supercenter Public Company Limited



Thailand: Big C celebrates Loy Krathong Festival

Thailand: Big C celebrates Loy Krathong Festival