14:46 | 25/12/2015 Companies
The largest retailer Emart of the Repbulic of Korea (RoK) will open its first hypermarket in Vietnam on December 28 in Go Vap district in Ho Chi Minh City.
The 6,000sq.m hypermarket will sell foods, fast moving consumer goods, household utensils, electronics, and clothing from around 1,000 local suppliers and a wide range of Korean and Emart's own products.
Emart Go Vap also comprises a food-entertainment complex as Emart wants to turn it into a "happy hypermarket" for Vietnamese consumers. A kids' playground, a game centre, a bookstore, and restaurants are targeted at the young population.
The 60 million USD store is situated on Phan Van Tri Street.
Emart is the largest retailer in the RoK with 160 stores. Founded in 1993 by department store franchise Shinsegae, Emart reported global sales of 13.2 billion USD last year./.