Watsons chain will open its biggest shop in Ukraine in Shopping and entertainment center Respublika
Watsons will open flagship shop of new for Ukraine format in Shopping and entertainment center Respublika soon. Lease agreement has been signed by Respublika project investor Megapoliszhytlobud LLC with assistance of brokerage agent, UTG company. Shop size is 455 sq.m, it will be located on the 1-st level of shopping and entertainment center.
“Shopping and entertainment center Respublika attracted us with its multifunctionality, as well as with its wide possibilities to conduct various events for our customers, - tells Watsons Ukraine marketing director Igor Didok. – We are sure, that it will be comfortable and interesting for our clients not only to go shopping or take a sit in the shopping center cafe, but also to participate in master-class, watch presentation of new goods etc”.
As Igor Didok stated, Watsons shop in Respublika shopping mall will be of much bigger size than usual Watsons shops.
“Considerable shop size will give us the possibility to assure unique customer experience by means of extended assortment, creative designer solutions and lots of other factors, - continues Igor Didok. – On the basis of this shop substandard events will be organized: master-classes of stylists, presentations of new for Ukraine beauty and health products, club events. It won’t be an ordinary shop, but point of attraction for those who are interested in beauty and health industry”.
“Watsons Ukraine chain – is the only international chain in its segment on the Ukrainian market, what makes it being absolute leader both in terms of assortment and highest services, which brand provides to its clients. Our goal – to concentrate best trade marks in Shopping and entertainment center Respublika, what will guarantee immaculate shopping for each visitor and will allow to buy everything needed in one shopping mall. We are sure, that Watsons Ukraine is the chain which will become decent and important constituent of tenant mix in Shopping and entertainment center Respublika”, - states Elena Kravtsova, Head of commercialization department of project investor Megapoliszhytlobud LLC.
“Over a number of years Watsons sets the standards on the beauty and health market, providing personalized recommendations and consultations in the beauty, health and care spheres, offering the widest assortment of goods, helping clients to look well and feel themselves wonderful every day. Services of such high level will be of great demand among visitors of Shopping and entertainment center Respublika”, - assures Anna Popruga, Head of marketing and sales department “K.A.N.Development”.
Watsons chain will continue its active development in Ukraine in 2014. It’s planned to open from 40 to 60 shops, represented in more than 100 Ukrainian cities during this year.
Watsons, leading brand of A.S.Watsons Group, is the biggest retail beauty and health products chain in Asia. Currently the chain manages more than 3200 shops and more than 1100 drugstores on the 12 markets of Asia and Europe, including P.R.China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao), Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, and also Turkey and Ukraine.
Watsons Ukraine chain – retail chain #1 of drogerie format, the only international brand of such segment in Ukraine. The chain manages 315 shops and 22 drugstores in 100 Ukrainian cities. More than 3 000 employees are providing the services to 2,5 mln customers each month. Five years at a run, starting with 2008, Watsons was recognized as “The choice #1 in Ukraine” in the “Beauty and health goods store” category (according to the research of the international festival-contest #1 “The choice of the year”).
As of 2009 Watsons is acknowledged to be drugstores chain #1 in Asia. On the territory of Europe Watsons is the leading retail beauty and health goods chain in Ukraine.
A.S. Watson Group
A.S. Watson Group is the hugest retail beauty and health goods chain in the world. More than 10 000 shops provide the services for more than 27 mln customers in 33 world countries. A.S. Watsons Group, which represents all the product groups, from food and electronics to perfumes, is one of the largest world-wide companies with the number of retail brands and geographical locations. The chain is the biggest one in category “beauty and health goods” in Asia, and in Europe – in category “perfumes and cosmetics of luxury level”.
Employing more than 100 000 people, A.S. Watsons Group is a part of world-wide known Hongkongese conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited, which interest is concentrated on 6 main business activities: harbors and linked to them services; real estate and hotels; retail business; energetic, infrastructure, investitions; telecommunications in 52 world-wide countries.
Shopping and entertainment center Respublika will be constructed on Koltsevaya Street, 1, 1A, 1B
Putting into operation: IV quarter 2014
GBA: 298 000 sq.m, GLA: 135 000 sq.m
Anchor tenants: Auchan, Multiplex, Sport Life, Happylon, MegaIce, MTI, Mango, Sport Master
Investor: Megapoliszhytlobud LLC
General constructor: K.A.N.Stroy
Brokerage agent: UTG
Architectural bureau: Archimatika