Cooperation will begin within the personal label businessGlobal provide chains supply elevated alternatives for progress to the distributors and industrial companions concerned – retail clients profit from a bigger assortment selection Pfäffikon, Switzerland: The European Advertising Distribution AG (EMD) welcomes a brand new accomplice: Homeplus Co. Ltd, Korea’s second largest retailer, is any longer intently cooperating within the sourcing of personal label merchandise with the main European related group. The settlement signed on Wednesday 23 January in Zürich by Homeplus’ CEO Lim Il-Quickly gives additionally for the choice of cooperation in different areas of intercontinental cooperation.Homeplus, based in 1997, is the second largest firm within the South Korean retailer market with a turnover of 9.7 billion US {dollars} (2017). The Homeplus Group owned by the Asian personal fairness agency MBK Companions operates presently 752 shops and eight logistics centres. Extra particularly, the department community contains 351 supermarkets, 140 hypermarkets, 261 comfort outlets, varied buying malls and bakeries operated within the checkout areas. The Homeplus Group presents its meals and non-food assortments additionally on-line and owns a supply firm.South Korea’s Homeplus joins EMDHomeplus CEO Lim Il-Quickly in regards to the partnership with EMD: “We can’t think about a greater cooperation accomplice than the profitable and worldwide well-connected EMD. The shut cooperation within the personal label enterprise opens for us new and fascinating buying channels in Europe with a right away profit for our clients. Further progress alternatives may also end result for our South Korean suppliers, for which new gross sales channels within the giant distribution space of the EMD members will likely be made accessible.”EMD managing director Philippe Gruyters additionally factors out the appreciable benefits of a transnational buying and selling enterprise: “The combination of procurement volumes in excessive demand brings to all distributors and industrial companions concerned increased advertising and marketing dynamics and subsequently a safer turnover. As well as, a greater and extra aggressive assortment supply will likely be created, a end result that’s within the curiosity of our retail clients.” By means of this now starting partnership, EMD deepens its dedication within the Asia-Pacific space, after Woolworths Australia and New Zealand joined in early 2016.- Cross reference: Image is out there at AP Photos ( – About EMD European Advertising Distribution AG, with headquarters in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, has been acknowledged since 1989 as an environment friendly and high-performing accomplice for Quick Transferring Shopper Items (FMCG) by the patron items industries. The related group operates now along with its member firms in 20 nations within the continents of Europe, Oceania and Asia. These are the member firms of European Advertising Distribution (EMD): Netherlands: Superunie Germany: MARKANT AG Switzerland: MARKANT Syntrade Spain: Euromadi Iberica Portugal: EuromadiPort Austria: MARKANT Österreich Italy: ESD Italia Norway: Unil/Norges Gruppen Australia: Woolworths Ltd South Korea: Homeplus Co. Ltd Sweden: AxfoodDenmark: Dagrofa Czech Republic: MARKANT Slovakia: MARKANTPoland: Kaufland Croatia: Kaufland Romania: Kaufland Bulgaria: KauflandRussia: LentaNew Zealand: Progressive Enterprises LtdFor additional data, please contact:Rosmanith & RosmanithThe Artwork of CommunicationUwe RosmanithUnter den Eichen 7D-65195 WiesbadenPhone: + 49/611/716 547 920 [email protected]