Lined up out the door as The Best Shop opens at New Horizon Mall

Scott Henderson Client Releases, New Horizon Mall

Unique Asian department store opens 15,000-square-foot location to overwhelming demand

Balzac, AB – Often described as ‘the Chinese Wal-mart – without the groceries’, The Best Shop opened its doors this weekend at New Horizon Mall and shoppers were lined up out the door.

The Best Shop is the first major anchor tenant to open at New Horizon Mall, the global shopping village located near CrossIron Mills in Balzac.  New Horizon Mall is a collection of small businesses, family enterprises and local entrepreneurs bringing unique products to Alberta and The Best Shop is all about unique products and value prices.

The 15,000-plus square-foot store at the west entrance of New Horizon Mall saw line ups 5 aisles deep Saturday July 13th as the store delivered several door crashers.  It is holding a Seven Day Grand Opening sale with featured door crasher specials like $9.99 for a car dash camera. 100 cameras were sold in 30 minutes of opening. On Sunday, its sold more than 550 of its Spin Mop reduced to half price at $19.99. Details of daily door crashers are found here.

“At times, we were a little overwhelmed but are excited at how quickly shoppers here have embraced our concept,” says Jimmy Chen, owner and founder, The Best Shop. “As word gets out about our products and prices more people will visit to see our selection and the value for themselves.”

Photo Caption: Shoppers line up out the door at New Horizon Mall as The Best Shop hold Grand Opening
Photo Credit: Provided by New Horizon Mall (High Resolution available)

Best Shop fits the multicultural theme of the mall and will bring many new Asian products to market that have never been seen before by most local shoppers. For example, how about a fully equipped Mahjong table? Recently featured in the Hollywood movie, Crazy Rich Asians, the strategy-based game featuring Chinese symbols on tiles was and is gaining popularity in Western society.

Apartment dwellers might be interested in the smallest washing machine ever seen for around $100. Brands like Haier and Midea are extremely popular in China but literally unheard of in Canada. There will be a wide variety of Asian health care and beauty products, clothing, kitchenware, household items and appliances and many other items from Asian manufacturers.

For the first time ever in Alberta, each retail store is purchased not leased. Stores may be either owner-operated or leased to a retailer by the owner.

“We would like to congratulate The Best Shop on its wildly successful Opening,” says Scott Smith, general manager, New Horizon Mall. “The Best Shop offers a huge variety of unique products at really good prices and we share the same goal – to create a shopping experience unlike any other. This opening will increase the number of shopper visits to the mall.”

From Chinese sportswear to Korean skin care products; Alberta honey to Australian terrariums; from Turkish undergarments to Indian jewelry and an international food court with seating for 300, New Horizon Mall offers a shopping experience like no other. The mall also features a high tech main stage with big screen live video feed and a diverse array of entertainment and events throughout the year.

In June of 2019, the Retail Council of Canada released its monthly report, Retail by the Numbers, which consolidates Statistics Canada data and provides a summary of key performance measures for retail trade. The report shows Total Retail sales in Alberta has increased by 6.7% from April 2018 to April 2019. That is more than 3% higher than Total Retail Sales in all of Canada during the same period. (Source)

New Horizon Mall is located 20 minutes north of downtown Calgary on the QE II Highway and directly across from CrossIron Mills in Rocky View County.


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Meghanne Uptigrove
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Scott Henderson
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About New Horizon Mall

New Horizon Mall is located 20 minutes north of downtown Calgary and directly across from CrossIron Mills in Rocky View County. The mall is comprised of unique stores, an entertainment stage and a food court with 300-seats plus indoor and outdoor parking areas. New Horizon Mall’s visionary retail experience, proven in major markets throughout the world, offers the exotic colourful allure of an international mall set in the comfort and beauty of a sublime, contemporary upscale architectural masterpiece.