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Japanese confectionary brand QUOLOFUNE expands to Hong Kong

The Japanese confectionary brand QUOLOFUNE announced today (26 April 2017) that it has established a presence in Hong Kong to drive the brand’s regional expansion from the city.

Japanese confectionary brand QUOLOFUNE expands to Hong Kong

Japanese confectionary brand QUOLOFUNE’s counter in Sogo department store in Causeway Bay.

QUOLOFUNE offers traditional Japanese confections including the brand’s signature Castella sponge cake.

QUOLOFUNE offers traditional Japanese confections including the brand’s signature Castella sponge cake.

The new QUOLOFUNE counter is located in Sogo department store in Causeway Bay and offers traditional Japanese confections including the brand’s signature Castella sponge cake. The Chief Executive Officer of the NAGASAKIDO Group which owns the brand, Mr Takashi Araki, said that Hong Kong has great appeal with its international city status, which means the brand can reach customers from around the world.

He said, “Hong Kong is strategically located at the heart of Asia, as well as being one of the world’s leading business hubs. This city will help us spread our brand more effectively to millions of travellers from around the globe.” He added that the brand will use the city as a base to expand to other countries in Asia such as Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Dr Jimmy Chiang lauded QUOLOFUNE’s arrival in Hong Kong. He said, “It is a smart decision for QUOLOFUNE to set up a presence in our city. Hong Kong people love Japanese food and culture. I believe that the QUOLOFUNE brand can leverage Hong Kong’s unique location to scale new heights in its global and regional marketing.”

About QUOLOFUNE

Established in 2003 in Osaka, the QUOLOFUNE brand is run by the NAGASAKIDO Group, which was founded in 1919. QUOLOFUNE’s signature Castella sponge cake was first introduced to Japan from Portugal in the 16th century and has been modified to suit Japanese tastes, becoming a traditional Japanese confection in the process. The NAGASAKIDO Group currently runs three shops in Shanghai and one shop each in Taiwan and Korea under the QUOLOFUNE brand. For more information, please visit: www.quolofune.com.

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