Lotte Mart to open 12th store in HCM City

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 16:51

Korean retailer Lotte Vietnam Shopping general director Hong Won Sik tells a press conference in HCM City April 21 that more than 90 per cent of the products Lotte sells are made in Viet Nam, and the rate will increase. — VNS Photo Xuan Huong.

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — South Korean retailer Lotte plans to open a store in HCM City's Go Vap District on April 28, which will bring the total number of Lotte Mart outlets in the country to 12.

Lotte Mart Go Vap on Phan Van Tri will cost US$45 million, Hong Won Sik, general director of Lotte Vietnam Shopping, said.

The new store will have shops selling fashion and jewellery items, a food court, an entertainment area, a cinema, a supermarket area and other facilities.

The company has invested $600 million in its 11 stores the country, and plans to expand to 60 by 2020, he said.

Hong told a press conference in HCM City on April 21 that more than 90 per cent of Lotte Mart's products are sourced in Viet Nam, and it would strive to increase the rate.

This year the company would continue to organise programmes to promote exports of Vietnamese products to South Korea, he said.

Lotte Group would invest in a $2 billion property complex in HCM City's Thu Thiem, he added. — VNS

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