Perfumery, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals
Cult French brand Caudalie has chosen Kuala Lumpur as the home to its first boutique spa in Southeast Asia right after its opening in Hong Kong a few months ago.
Housed in Bangsar Shopping Centre, on the 27th of November, the store had its opening officiated by Datin Paduka Marina Mahatir, Yukimi Penot, spouse of H.E Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Malaysia, Cecile Ossola, Director of Caudalie Asia and Ken Lim, founder of KENSapothecary.
Source : my.asiatatler.com
Trade and distribution
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Bakery, Grocery, Baked goods, Miscellaneous
French luxury tea merchant, Betjeman & Barton (B&B) opened its first flagship tea room on June 2014 at 1Utama Shopping Mall. First established in Paris in 1919, B&B has since then open more than 20 outlets around the world spanning from France, Belgium, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, Japan to Singapore. Le Monde Fashion Group, the Master Franchisee of B&B for Malaysia, plans to open more outlets in strategic locations nationwide.
Textile, Apparel, Fashion
After Bangkok and Singapore, the French ready-to-wear brand is now available in Malaysia. Global Retail Venture Sdn Bhd opened the first outlet at Parkson Pavilion in June 2013. Sinéquanone already has nearly 35 outlets in Asia. While many French luxury brands are present in Malaysia, the arrival of French stores like Sinéquanone is quite new.
VINCI Construction Grands Projets has signed a €60 million contract with the Akal Megah Sdn Bhd company to design and build an office tower in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the capital of the state of Sabah in the northern part of the island of Borneo.
The contract covers design and construction of a four-level car park, a three-storey podium of shops and a 10-storey office tower with a total surface area of 65,000 sq. metres. The work will get under way on 1 August 2013 and handover is scheduled on 31 March 2015.
With this new contract, VINCI Construction Grands Projets reinforces its operations in Malaysia, where it handed over the 700,000 sq. metre Berjaya Times Square project, Asia’s largest contiguous residential and shopping complex, in Kuala Lumpur in 2003 and is currently building the 185,000 sq. metre Berjaya Central Park project.
Source: Vinci Press Release
Decoration, Interior design
On the 12th of July 2013, Pavilion, one of Kuala Lumpur prestigious shopping mall, hosted Lampe Berger first anniversary celebration.
Jubilant Prestige officially took over the Malaysian and Brunei distributorship last year in a signing ceremony in Kuala Lumpur between CEO of Lampe Berger Paris Mr. Richard Mamez and Ms. Julie Lim, CEO of Jubilant Prestige Sdn Bhd in the presence of the Ambassador of France, Her Excellency Madame Martine Dorance at the Lampe Berger store in Kuala Lumpur.
In conjunction with the celebration, Lampe Berger took the opportunity to launch the Lampe Berger pop-up kiosk at Pavilion KL, which will tour major malls in the Klang Valley, Penang, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak for the next twelve months. The kiosk will also showcase unique designer lamps.
Lampe Berger Malaysia is also launching its ‘Breast Cancer Support Initiative’ by pledging portions of its sales going towards the cause. For one year from 8th July 2013 until 8th July 2014, every lamp and bottle of essential oil sold will have RM10 and RM1 respectively donated to the cause. To ignite the initiative, Ms. Julie Lim on behalf of Lampe Berger Malaysia raised RM10,000 from the pre-sale of 20 Carat Premium Coffret lamps and essential oils.
Source : Lamper Berger Malaysia
Sharan J.Valiram, Valiram Group Executive Director, Steven Yeam, Founder of One Community Worlwide, François Matraire, Trade Commissioner and Commercial Counsellor to the Embassy of France in Malaysia, French Trade Commission Ubifrance in Malaysia, Ms. Julie Lim, Jubilant Prestige CEO, Ms. Ranjit Kaur, President of Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia, and Ms. Winnie Lim, Jubilant Prestige Director.
Jewelry, Leather products, Fashion accessories
KUALA LUMPUR: Jubilant Prestige Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Lampe Berger Paris products in Malaysia, is aiming for sales to reach RM2 million.
Its chief executive officer Julie Lim said the company is taking the necessary steps to market the brand on a conventional retail basis, meaning the French products are now accessible to anyone at affordable prices.
"We hope to achieve the sales target of RM2 million, within a month, through our outlets in Bangsar, Sungei Wang Plaza and Solaris Dutamas," she said.
Lim was speaking after the signing of a distribution agreement with Lampe Berger Paris here yesterday.
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development, comes under the aegis of France’s Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France’s public-sector export support framework. With 64 Trade Commissions in 44 countries, UBIFRANCE offers a comprehensive range of products and services aimed at accompanying French-based companies in their development on export markets.