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LAUNCHING VINKC BRAND, VINGROUP TO OFFICIALLY ENTER RETAIL MARKET

10/04/2013 12:33

Vingroup has officially announced its development of VinKC system (Vin Kids Center) in major cities across the country. This will be Vietnam’s largest chain of international-standard shopping centers, educational consultancies and health care services, exclusively dedicated to children 15 years old and under. The first VinKC will be opened at the launch of Vincom Mega Mall Times City (458 Minh Khai Street, Hanoi) on December 24th 2013.

It has been 10 years since the Group joined and quickly became the leader in supplying retail spaces in Vietnam. Now, along with their range of international-standard Vincom branded shopping malls, Vingroup has officially decided to enter the retail market in Vietnam. The launch of VinKC will be a great start in the Group’s strategy. Focusing on the children’s sector, VinKC offers high quality products and services for a child’s full development. Vingroup expects this to be a breakthrough, confirming the Group’s pioneering status in not only the retail market, but the children’s sector as well.

The first VinKC will have an attractive and unique design and will be developed at Times City urban complex, covering over 9,000sqm. It will gather numerous global and local brands, offer diverse services, from shopping to healthcare, skills’ training and development for children. When launched, it will become the first model of shopping centers, medical care and educational services dedicated to kids.

Vingroup’s management has let it be known that VinKC will open a vast shopping paradise with a variety of products and services for families, children and teenagers. Children will delight to enter the giant Toy World full of toys and products that help foster physical and intelligent development. Another highlight is Vietnam’s biggest Candy House, offering a wide range of appealing cakes and candies from famous brands. In the Fashion area, parents can choose high quality products with diverse designs for pregnant women, infants or teenagers. The Fresh food supermarket will be an ideal destination to choose nutritious and healthy food for the whole family. VinKC also offers a Bookstore called “Intelligent nourishment”, providing thousands of books and high quality stationery. The children’s Interior World; Gifts and Souvenirs Area and the Mom and Baby Care Area, all will have global and local top brands.

Vinschool educational consultancy is developed professionally with gifted classes and skills and intelligent development training. As well, Vinmec Clinic has a team of professional and experienced doctors who can provide helpful knowledge for family and children healthcare.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vingroup’s Vice Chairwoman cum General Director shared: “With a passion for the future generation to have a comprehensive development in intelligence, body and spirit, Vingroup has decided to develop VinKC, an international-standard model of shopping centers, healthcare services and education for children. VinKC brings together “all-in-one” for children, from the time they are babies until they grow up. We plan to launch the first VinKC at Vincom Mega Mall Times City, then Vincom Center B in Ho Chi Minh City. Thereafter, this model will be replicated in major cities across the country such as Da Nang, Quy Nhon, Can Tho, Quang Ninh, and Hai Phong. Local families and children will finally have the opportunity to access high-quality products and services with decent educational value.”

VinKC - Times City is located in one of the most populated areas in Hanoi with young population and high demand for consumption.

Times City is one of the few urban areas in the capital which offers a good infrastructure and utilities for a modern life, from shopping, entertainment, F&B to healthcare and education. These include Vinmec International Hospital and Vinschool’s full continual education system from kindergarten through to high school. Structured in an “all – in – one” concept, Vincom Mega Mall Times City offers a giant shopping center gathering famous international and domestic brands, as well as a large supermarket covering 12,000sqm. The 12,200sqm F&B area has over 80 restaurants and there is also Hanoi’s first modern Vinpearl Aquarium with underwater tunnels and over 300 rare species of aqua-life. Moreover, the first educational and entertainment world VinKE (Kid’s Edutainment) will be opened here in an area of 6,000sqm, alongside the 9,000sqm VinKC and the 5,400sqm Platinum Cineplex system.