Brazil: Brazilian perfume company O Boticário wants to open store in Macau

5 November 2008

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 5 Nov – Brazilian perfume company O Boticário may open up a store in Macau following its participation in the territory’s international fair, in October, Brazilian export promotion agency Apex said Tuesday.

The director of O Boticário, Roberto Neves, was analyising a proposal presented by the board of the Venetian hotel, Apex said in a statement.

O Boticário, which has headqusrters in Curitiba, is the biggest cosmetics and perfume franchise chain in the world.

The company, which was founded in 1977, has over 2,400 stores in Brazil and is present in 20 countries.

Apex was responsible for Brazil’s participation in the Macau International Fair (MIF).

Another Brazilian company, Global Franchise, which also attended MIF representing several brands signed a sales protocol for a concession of a Habib’s restaurant (Arab food) in China, including Macau and Hong Kong.

The Habib’s food chain, which is Brazil’s biggest fast food chain, was set up by Portuguese businessman Alberto Saraiva.

With hundreds of stores spread across Brazil, Habib’s is considered to be the world’s biggest Arab food chain.

In its first official participation at MIF, Apex was part of the Portuguese-speaking countries, with the presentation of vídeos and advertising materials about Brazil.

For the 2009 edition of MIF, Apex Brasil plans to have a stronger presence, “with an area that will allow for a greater number of companies.” (macauhub)