As well as the toned-down, nudity free, editions of Playboy that are set for launch in India and Indonesia, plus a contest to select Korean playmates, China Stock Blog notes that the publisher has not yet abandoned its plans for a .:
Analyst - Melissa Otto
I would like to get a little bit more color on the clubs they are rolling out for next year. You talked about The Palms. What is going on with the club in Shanghai?
CFO - Linda Havard
At this time, we are working through the permitting process so I don’t know what the date will be. But you will remember that the estimate we gave of $5 million annual incremental royalty benefit to the company from the two projects was 80% from Las Vegas so that is obviously the larger of the opportunities and that will be open this year.
Chairman and CEO - Christie Hefner
We are also increasing our lines of higher priced point products including a new upscale lingerie line which will be sold in Henri Bendel’s in New York, Harvey Nichols in the UK, SoGo in Hong Kong, and Das Lou in Brazil among other retail outlets.
(Image of Korean Playmate Lee Sabi stolen from a Google cache of the Marmot’s blog, now called From the Nakdong to the Yalu.)
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