Aeon Hong Kong is to open the territory’s first Komeda’s Coffee store next month after securing the regional franchise rights to the Japanese café chain earlier this year
Komeda’s Coffee currently operates over 900 stores in Japan, as well as 33 internationally | Photo credit: Komeda's Coffee
Hong Kong’s first Komeda’s Coffee store will open in October 2022 following a recent franchise agreement between the Japanese coffee chain and department store operator Aeon Hong Kong.
Aeon Hong Kong, which currently operates 10 department stores and the Pain Des Cante, La Boheme and Cantevole bakery chains in the territory, will open the Komeda’s Coffee location inside its Aeon Style Whampoa retail outlet.
“This new strategic cooperation is the first time that Aeon Hong Kong has joined hands with a well-known Japanese coffee chain, which may accelerate Aeon Hong Kong in the format of restaurant chain stores,” said Isao Sugawara, Managing Director, Aeon Hong Kong.
Founded in 1968, Komeda’s Coffee currently operates over 900 stores in Japan, as well as 33 internationally across Taiwan and the Chinese city of Shanghai. Revenues for the company’s first quarter, ending 31 May 2022, grew 109% to reach $63m.
Project Café East Asia 2021
forecast the Japanese branded coffee shop market to exceed 9,100 outlets by 2025, while the Hong Kongese branded coffee shop market is expected to surpass 770 outlets over the same period.