The new Ginza Six retail complex in Tokyo welcomes ten stores from LVMH Maisons

The new Ginza Six retail complex in Tokyo welcomes ten stores from LVMH Maisons


Paris, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new Ginza Six retail complex in Tokyo was inaugurated on April 17 at a ceremony attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tokyo Governor, Yuriko Koike and Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH. Located in the heart of Tokyo’s Ginza district, renowned for luxury shopping and a crossroads of cutting-edge innovation and Japanese tradition, Ginza Six is the largest mall in Japan. With 47,000 square meters of retail space, Ginza Six will welcome 241 stores, including ten LVMH Maisons: Dior, Céline, Fendi, Kenzo, Loewe, Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Make Up For Ever, Fred and Moynat. The Céline, Dior and Fendi stores will have façades on Chuo-dori avenue, the main shopping street in Ginza.

Ginza Six was built at the site formerly occupied by the emblematic Ginza department store Matsuzakaya. Architect Yoshio Taniguchi, known for his renovation and extension of MoMA in New York, designed the building, whose facades meld harmoniously with the surrounding urban landscape. The interior design is the work of Gwenael Nicolas, who has created numerous stores for LVMH Maisons. The building also features a 4,000-square-meter rooftop garden.

Ginza Six puts an emphasis on the arts and culture as well with a rich program directed by Fumio Nanjo, Director of the Mori Art Museum. Artworks will be displayed inside the mall, including an installation by Yayoi Kusama for the inauguration.

In addition, Ginza Six will host a Noh theater, a traditional Japanese theater form that was placed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2008.

Ginza Six is expected to welcome 20 million visitors – both Japanese and tourists – each year.

In conjunction with the inauguration, Dior will stage a stunning haute couture show in the Ginza Six rooftop garden, attended by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director for Dior women’s collections. Exclusive menswear pieces will also be shown and available for sale to Dior customers. Fendi will host an inaugural evening inside the mall in its store, the Maison’s largest worldwide.


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Wegmans Chestnut Hill brings the excitement of Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market straight to customers in store On Mar. 31 and April 1

CHESTNUT HILL, MA, 2017-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — A celebration of Japanese cuisine at Wegmans in Chestnut Hill, Mass. is back, bringing the excitement of Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market straight to customers in the store. On Friday, Mar. 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., a large space within the Market Café ordinarily dedicated to self-serve prepared food bars will be transformed by ice tables filled with stunning displays of exotic fresh fish flown in overnight from around the world (while supplies last). Some shoppers are known to travel nearly 100 miles and wait in line outside Wegmans for this popular event, which offers unique cuts of fish prepared by Wegmans’ premier sushi chefs in partnership with Japan’s top fishmonger, Uoriki.

The ringing of a brass bell signals the start of the main attraction: A Maguro no Kaitai show at 12 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. In the time-honored Tsukiji tradition, the show will feature whole, farm-raised Bluefin tuna, sourced from Kindai University and Takuyo in Japan, masterfully taken apart with a 6-foot knife and filleted in front of the crowd. The tuna is portioned and the final cuts are made into sashimi-style pieces called saku blocks, which are then packaged and carried out on trays for customers to purchase.

A crowd-sized game of “rock-paper-scissors” played in Japanese offers a coveted award to the final players: a free package of nakaochi, a highly-prized scrape of tuna from the bone. There’s also an auction of toro, the valuable fatty tuna belly known for its melt-in-your-mouth flavor and tender texture.

The rare and highly-coveted Bluefin tuna is renowned for its rich, refreshing flavor, clean finish, and fine texture. No antibiotics or growth hormones are used in the farming process. Wegmans’ Executive Chefs John Emerson, Takahiro Hachiya, Tadao Mikami, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Loi Pham, and Dan Tartaglia will work alongside master fish-cutters from Uoriki Japan during the breakdown of each tuna and sushi preparation.

“The Tsukiji market is the largest fish market in the world and it’s been an impressive cultural landmark for more than 80 years,” said Emerson. “We’re proud to honor the spirit of the market at this special cultural celebration for our customers.”

Cut fish orders are taken with the help of Japanese translators from Uoriki, as well as several fluent Wegmans employees. Among the varieties of sashimi to order are octopus from Tsukiji, scallops from Hokkaido, uni (sea urchin) from California, and Kampachi (similar to yellowtail Hamachi) from Hawaii.

“Planning and hosting this event gives us the chance to highlight our exceptional chefs and the best fresh ingredients, while creating a culinary experience our customers won’t find anywhere else,” said Wegmans Chestnut Hill Store Manager Rich Boscia.

Additional food offerings during Sushi Fest include miso-marinated fish, a Shabu-shabu station, Yose Nabe hot pots with clams, shrimp, ponzu sauce, fresh ginger, and Meiji Chocorooms cookies. Tastings of Japanese tea, Ramune sodas, a variety of craft sake, and Suntory Japanese whiskey provide refreshment during the event. A vivid array of orchids will add color to the festivities.

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Tokyo is the world’s hottest market for retail expansion according to the latest report from CBRE Group

Toronto stands out as hottest market in the Americas U.S. retailers dominate cross-border expansion, with Asia and Europe being prime targets

Los Angeles, 2015-5-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tokyo is the world’s hottest market for retail expansion, attracting 63 new brands last year as leasing momentum in core areas remained strong, despite mixed signals in the economy and an increase in the sales tax to eight percent in April 2014, according to the latest report from CBRE Group, Inc., “How Global is the Business of Retail?” Toronto stood out as the hottest market in the Americas, attracting 25 new international brands in 2014.

According to the report—which tracks the target markets of new brands in 164 cities in 50 countries—U.S. retailers are the most active when it comes to expanding into new global markets. In 2014, U.S. retailers accounted for 26 percent of cross-border expansion. Primary expansion targets for Americas retailers are Asia (41 percent) Europe (33 percent), and the Middle East and Africa (12 percent).

Italian retailers were the second most active, accounting for 14 percent of cross-border expansion, followed by U.K.-based retailers (11 percent) and French retailers (10 percent). Globally, Europe accounted for 42 percent of retailer expansion, followed by Asia with 39 percent and the Middle East and Africa with 10 percent. North America was only a target for three percent of retailers.

“The core elements of globalization, technology and demographic change, continue to have a dramatic impact on the business of retail. Demographic shifts in many countries have resulted in changes in both spending power and shopping habits. Technology enables retailers to enter markets and evaluate performance more swiftly,” said Brandon Famous, Senior Managing Director, Retail Occupier Advisory & Transaction Services, CBRE. “Consumer traveling patterns mean that many brands are well known before they even enter a market and the pent-up demand for the chance to purchase locally creates a ready-made market before entry.”

Among the most active retail sectors globally, Mid-Range Fashion retailers led the field, accounting for 21 percent of global expansion, followed Luxury & Business retailers, with 20 percent, and Coffee & Restaurant and Specialist Clothing, each with 16 percent. When it comes to expansion into the Americas, Luxury & Business retailers were the most active at 26 percent, followed by Mid-Range Fashion representing 20 percent of total activity, and Specialist Clothing representing 14 percent.

“Consumers continue to view the physical store as their preferred mode of purchase and perhaps more importantly, as a point of social interaction,” Mr. Famous added. “Consumers view shopping as a leisure activity and the continued expansion of brands and the development/improvement of shopping locations gives them the opportunity to embrace this.”

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