Brookstone is a US specialty retailer offering an assortment of consumer products that are functional in purpose, distinctive in quality and design and not widely available from other retailers. The company currently operates more than 300 retail stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, primarily in premium shopping malls, lifestyle centers and the nation's busiest airports.
Originally a catalog company, Brookstone today operates a multifaceted Direct-Marketing business that includes catalogs, e-mail and affiliate marketing, and an online site offering hundreds more products than are available in our retail and airport stores. Currently, Brookstone has established nearly 20 flagship stores with Hisap and Funtalk Telecommunications in Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Yangzhou. In the future, Brookstone China will open stores in airports and high-speed railway stations in first-tier domestic cities and famous tourist cities so as to gain dominance in the tourist retail space.
Established in 2000, Hisap High Technology Corporation (Hisap) is China’s largest 3C retailer, with retailing stores covering more than 200 cities in North, East, South, Southwest and Central China. Hisap has nearly 10,000 employees and ranks among the top 20 in China’s Top 100 Retail Chain Businesses.
In 2015, Hisap introduced Brookstone’s novelty product and management system to expedite its transition to a novelty product platform. Relying on Brookstone’s international R&D team and well-developed supply chain, Hisap has injected a constant flow of novelty products into its existing retail businesses, gaining an absolute competitive advantage in terms of its supply chain and taking further steps towards transformation and upgrade.
At present, Hisap Brookstone stores have opened in Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Yangzhou and other cities, and yet more will open to form a nationwide network of in the novelty product market.
Founded in 2003, Funtalk Telecommunications is China’s largest telecommunications products retailer and has been among China’s top 100 chain stores for many consecutive years. Funtalk’s retail network can be found in 230 cities across 26 provinces nationwide, with more than 2,000 retail stores and 15,000 employees. Funtalk Telecommunications is a national strategic partner of China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Apple, Huawei, Letv, Samsung, Coolpad and other firms. At the end of 2013, Funtalk was awarded one of the first batch of virtual operating licenses issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and its virtual brand “More” has become one of the top 10 domestic virtual brands. Funtalk Telecommunications officially joined Sanpower Group in 2014.
Established in 1849, House of Fraser (HOF) is one of the UK’s most venerable retail brands. As such, it is one of the only three UK department stores to ever earn the Royal Warrant distinction from the British royal family. With over 17,000 employees, HOF operates over 60 stores across the UK, Ireland and the Middle East. It is the third largest department store in the UK.
In addition to strong in-store sales, HOF has developed a well-scaled online retail channel that has seen 70% annualized average online sales growth since 2007. HOF’s strength is attributable not only to its remarkable sales volume but also to its three-pronged product strategy that includes high-margin buyers products, HOF house brands (representing almost 50% of total sales), as well as traditional concession sales. At the end of 2016, HOF’s first Chinese flagship store was settled in Xinjiekou, Nanjing.
Nanjing Cenbest was founded in August 1952. It is one of the top ten department stores in China and the first listed commercial company of Nanjing. In 2014, Nanjing Cenbest acquired House of Fraser, a British quintessential royal department store.
Nanjing Cenbest’s subsidiaries include two department store brands: "Xinjiekou" and "House of Fraser", and main business stores of Nanjing Cenbest are distributed across the regions of Jiangsu, Anhui, the UK and Ireland. The Xinjiekou Department Store features young and fast fashion, aiming to serve the working class and fully satisfy mass consumption needs. The House of Fraser Department Store features international styles and individualization, aiming to serve the prominent new middle class.
Founded in 1977 and listed on the Main Board of SEHK (Stock Exchange of Hong Kong) in 1988, IDT International Limited (HKEx:0167) engages in the R&D, design, manufacturing and marketing of lifestyle electronic products, forming a global marketing network.
Renowned for its innovation capacity in the industry, IDT international is praised as a leader in the field of lifestyle products. IDT’s subsidiary Oregon Scientific specializes in Smart Living electronics—a category that seeks to improve customer living standards. It boasts a remarkable advantage in the field of intelligent hardware, with its children tablets, smart bracelets, portable meteorological instruments etc. sold around the world.
Wangfujing Group Co., Ltd. (Wangfujing, 600859. SH) is the largest retail group on the Chinese mainland focused on the development of the retailing business. It is also extremely representative of commercial development in contemporary China.
Wangfujing, whose predecessor Beijing Department Store enjoyed a reputation in China and overseas for being the “First Store of New China”, was founded in 1955. It was the first large department store paid for and built by the country since the establishment of new China. Nowadays, Wangfujing has opened 47 large department stores in 28 cities, creating a graduated system of stores in different stages of development.
Founded in 1760, Hamleys is the world’s oldest and most famous toy retailer. It runs over 100 stores around the world that are seated in the UK, Ireland, Northern Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Among them, the flagship store in London’s Regent Street is the world’s oldest toy shop with the highest turnover, as well as one of London’s most famous tourist attractions, which captivates an annual influx of nearly 5 million visitors.
On 1 October 2016, the first Chinese flagship store of Hamleys settled in Sanpower International Plaza, Xinjiekou, Nanjing (in the Nanjing International Finance Centre). It covers approximately 7,000 m2, making it the toy store with domestic largest individual store area at present. In the future, Hamleys will continue to march into Beijing, Shanghai, Xuzhou, Hangzhou and many other core cities with dense populations. It plans to set up 50 to 100 consumption complexes that bring together children’s entertainment, education, clothes, living articles, culture and catering, and cover an individual store area of 10,000 m2.
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