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Godiva New York City store a launchpad for global plan

The Godiva New York City store not only presents the newest store look, it serves as a launching pad for global expansion.

Godiva sells Japan, South Korea businesses

Belgian chocolatier Godiva has sold select assets to MBK Partners as part of a global strategy to grow the business fivefold.

IPO plan for Starbucks Indonesia franchisee

Starbucks Indonesia franchisee Map Boga Adiperkasa listing 1 per cent of its shares in an IPO today.

Genting Simon opens second premium outlet centre

Genting Simon has opened its second Genting Highlands Premium Outlets centre in Malaysia.

US investor buys into Mitra Adiperkasa

US private-equity company General Atlantic has made its first investment in Indonesia by buying into lifestyle retailer Mitra Adiperkasa (Map).

Godiva bullish

Belgian chocolatier Godiva plans to expand its travel retail presence in Asia after a double digit growth there. “Travel retail has been named as Godiva’s second most important strategic ambition, with our business in Asia Pacific on a strong upward curve,” said Godiva global travel retail VP Christoph Neusser. New travel retail concept stores will also serve hot and cold beverages as well as ice creams and cookies. “This level of brand experience has great potential within travel r…

Godiva, Faberge eye India

Belgium chocolate brand Godiva and Russian jeweller Faberge are enthusiastic to expand into India. Godiva says India is an important part of its East strategy and it wants to open a store in the country soon. “Indian tourists already experience Godiva in stores such as London and Paris. The key challenge will be to understand the local market and adapt out products and services to Indian tastes,” said Guillaume de Foucalt, VP of Godiva Chocolatier, at the India Summit 2013 in London. Me…

Amedei tests Hong Kong water

Italian luxury chocolate brand Amedei has set up a pop-up shop in Hong Kong at Harbour City to test its potential there. Amedei is considering joining other luxury chocolate brands like Godiva and Jean-Paul Hévin which have been operating in Hong Kong for some years. Amedei plans to open a permanent outpost in the city should the pop-up shop become successful. It believes that the market has still enough room for high-end chocolate brands like them as Hong Kongoers’ appetite for finer …

Chocolatier doubles China network

Godiva plans significant Chinese expansion over the next three years.