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Garrett Popcorn to open Taipei 101 shop

Garrett Popcorn to open Taipei 101 shop

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Garrett Popcorn Shops, a Chicago tradition that serves handcrafted popcorn, will open its first shop in Taiwan this winter in the Taipei 101 shopping mall.
Garrett chose Taipei 101 to set up its first Taiwan store because of its proximity to public transportation and a commercial community and the potential for tourism business, the privately held Chicago-based company said in a press release.
According to statistics from Taiwan's Tourism Bureau, of the 9.9 million tourists who visited Taiwan in 2014, almost 3 million people have visited Taipei 101 as one of their must-go places in the country.
"The Taiwan marketplace is exciting and vibrant, with an especially rich food culture. We are happy to commit Taipei 101 as the location of choice for our flagship shop in the heart of Taipei," said Lance Chody, chairman and CEO of Garrett Popcorn Shops.
"We are also excited to bring delicious handmade Garrett Popcorn -- made fresh with real ingredients every day -- to join the landmark Taipei 101 experience," Chody said.
Garrett has been expanding its brand around the world since its first international shop launched in Dubai in 2009.
Taiwan is the 10th market for Garrett Popcorn Shops following the United States, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Kuwait, Thailand and South Korea.
"The launch of Taiwan flagship store in Taipei 101 is essential in our expansion plan in the Asia market," said Olivia Huynh, vice president of Asia-Pacific operations at Garrett Popcorn Shops.
"Apart from increasing the presence of Garrett Popcorn Shops in Asia, we also want to create job opportunities for the Taiwan market," Huynh said. (By Jeffrey Wu)

Updated : 2021-09-22 21:55 GMT+08:00