The General Merchandise Store and AEON MALL Ha Dong, being operated and managed by AEON MALL Vietnam, is to open in November, marking the second AEON MALL in Hanoi and the fifth outlet in the country.
Sharing at the press conference to announce the launching ceremony of AEON MALL Ha Dong, the representative of the investor said that it will combine with numerous areas with different design and styles in order to create an interesting experience for customers. Especially, the shopping area covers an area of four stories with four halls.
Besides, customers and their member families can enjoy a relaxing time with interesting activitites across the shopping and amusement areas, and cinema. The system of 78 restaurants with the coverage of 1,000 people at Food Garden will contribute to creating a complete relaxation space for customers.
The central space was designed to maximise service quality, bringing convenience to everyone. The maps and store locator system includes two large LED screens at the central entrance and the “Future” lobby, as well as 16 electronic boards placed at the corridors and a total of 68 other screens, including 42 convenient electronic signboards for users.
Especially, in order to respond to the green living trend in Vietnam, AEON MALL Vietnam paid attention to creating green spaces for its second mall in Hanoi via growing 43,000 trees paving the routes from the parking lot to the central area. Besides using an automated 100 per cent LED lighting system, inverter chillers and charging stations for electric vehicles were also installed at AEON MALL Ha Dong to raise awareness to eco-friendly living.
Lifestyles have changed dramatically in Vietnam given its economic development. To adapt to such changes, AEON will offer a variety of new products and services to respond to customer needs and support them to enrich their daily lives.
Its fruit, vegetables and fresh food area offers diversified and safe products at reasonable prices. In the produce corner, there will be organic, GLOBAL GAP-certified, and VietGAP-certified fruit and vegetables. On the daily food floor will be a wide range of ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products that help customers save time. There will also be a lineup of local specialty products as well as Japanese grocery products, daily products, and daily commodities.
The DELICA area, which has over 250 seats, provides an extensive menu to meet the tastes of all generations with multiple choices of Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, together with over 300 kinds of sweets and drinks, not only coffee, ice cream, and cakes but also traditional Vietnamese and Japanese desserts.
The Glam Beautique Specialty Store will be launched for the first time in Hanoi, selling beauty and healthcare products and combined with the “AEON Wellness Store”, with premium cosmetics. There will also be exclusive AEON products, such as the skin care brand “GLAMATICAL” and “TOPVALU” supplements.
Kids Republic is a sales area with products for Mom & Dad, babies, and for kids with the theme “Fun for the Family”. Not only a place for enjoying shopping with a wide selection of products, it also supports families with children through playing and learning activities.
With AEON ’s philosophy of providing assurance and winning the trust of customers through its retail business activities in keeping with its view that “Everything we do, we do for our customers”, AEON commits to offering an outstanding shopping experience with convenient services and facilities.
Iwamura Yasutsugu, general director of AEON MALL Vietnam, said, “Implementing activities in Vietnam under the role of 'Life Design Developer in Vietnam'," AEON MALL Vietnam expects to contribute to the growth of the local communities. By creating multifunctional infrastructure, the mall will become a shopping and amusement centre for people in Hanoi and surrounding areas.”
Located in Duong Noi ward, Ha Dong district, a conveniently accessible area in the South-west of Hanoi, AEON MALL Ha Dong will be a convenient destination for customers and enterprises. This mall can accommodate 220 stores for both local and foreign brands. Especially, the brands which are entering Hanoi and Vietnam for the very first time with AEON MALL Ha Dong make up 40 percent of the 220 stores and open up job opportunities for 3,000 employees.
According to AEON leaders, it is expected that AEON MALL Hai Phong will open in 2020 and 20 other shopping malls will be built in Vietnam by 2025.
In 2018, the total value of goods AEON exported from Vietnam to sell in supermarkets in Japan reached about $250 million and this is expected to double to $500 million by 2020. Vietnam has a lot of potential to become a quality food supplier to Japanese consumers, with the figure to reach $1 billion by 2025.