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|Headquarters||Vonkouver, Southern Shops, Shops Island|
|Number of locations||5 (offices)|
|Area served||Antarctica; mainly Shops Island|
|Key people||Penquino (founder, CEO)|
40+ (Penquino Entertainment offices)|
180+ (Business locations; e.g. Eggnog Emporium)
Est. 4,000 (Exploration Cruise Lines)
Penquino Entertainment, Incorporated (commonly known as Penquino Entertainment Inc., or simply Penquino Entertainment) is the business hub for entrepreneur Erik von Penquino. It is well known in Shops Island due to its popular holdings, Exploration Cruise Lines and Eggnog Emporium, and was popular due to the CK Mall.
Before the company was founded as a hub for all of Penquino's business ventures, it had a main predecessor: CK Mall. The CK Mall was founded on July 26, 2011, and became quite popular soon after. After testing in new areas, the former 15-story design was reduced to 3 stories, to keep things simple and light. That is how all of the additional malls throughout the island were built.
In February 2012, Penquino had enough money and customers to open a completely different business, Puff. Electronics. It created an entirely new line of products for the electronic world, and was also quite popular in the beginning. Some products included landline telephones, cell phones, music players and laptops.
By the time May 2012 rolled around, the CK Mall had declined in popularity quite a bit. Most customers were saying that they mainly went to the mall for the clothes, as the other things like food and toys could be bought elsewhere. In addition, the demand for new products from Puff. Electronics was a goal that Penquino couldn't conquer, as he was busy with other things in his life. Thus, the CK Mall and Puff. were sold to the highest bidders (President Chill Beachball and Brook E. LasVegas), and a new, smaller series of stores, named Penquino's Custom Clothes were opened for a trial run.
With all of these businesses floating around and Penquino's busy lifestyle, it became quite clear that he couldn't juggle it all. Thus, in September 2012 he founded CK Entertainment, Incorporated to organize his remaining business holdings.
With all of the things Penquino was doing at the same time, his money, popularity and the quality of his work all plummeted. However, the founding of the company would end up being one of the smartest things he'd ever do. The first order of business for the new company was to transform its first, and at that time only business, Penquino's Custom Clothes, into an auction house (although that was short-lived as well). It had become very unpopular among citizens due to the fact that Penquino didn't spend enough time paying attention to the quality of his products or the needs of his customers. Brook sold Puff. back to the company as soon as Penquino had the money for it, but he sold it right back to a different bidder, Djf1107.
In October, the company was also said to be building an amusement park on a recently purchased island near Vonkouver, but there have been no talks of the island or an amusement park since then.
2013 was a new era for CK Entertainment as well as it's owner. In April, the name was changed from CK Entertainment to Penquino Entertainment. On May 6th, 2013, the papers were signed between Penquino Entertainment and Goldcorp, Incorporated officializing the purchase of Bapple Electronics from the latter to Penquino Entertainment. In June and July 2013, Penquino purchased Puff. from Djf and the CK Mall from Brook LasVegas (who had purchased it from Chill), after which the original CK Mall along with a few of the other locations in major cities underwent major construction, and reopened shortly after. They proved to be somewhat popular, but customers still visited mainly for the clothes. So, rather than turning his prized possession into something it wasn't (in his opinion), he shut down the mall once again on November 21st, 2013, and opened a smaller chain called the Eggnog Emporium. The first locations, in Vonkouver, Shops City, Wizzint and Dancing Penguin City, respectively, were all opened on December 1st, 2013. Unlike the circumstances of Penquino's Custom Clothes, Penquino now had the time and the organization to pay attention to his creation, which sold clothes along with furniture, lottery tickets and seasonal items (along with the different stores rented out in each location).
In July 2014, Penquino Entertainment set and released the opening date for Exploration Cruises (aka Exploration Cruise Lines) for November 2014. It was announced that five ships will be ready for christening in November, those being the Adventure, Triumph, Treasure, Expedition, and the head of the fleet, Exploration. It was also announced that a sixth ship, the Iceberg, would be ready to sail around March 2015. The first four ships can house around 1,500 passengers, while the Exploration and the Iceberg can house 2,000 each. Since then, the cruises have been a huge success, with Exploration Cruises becoming the most popular cruises in Shops Island. It has also rumored that the company is going to announce a new fleet of ships soon.
Also since 2014, the Eggnog Emporium has steadily grown, having over a dozen locations across Antarctica as of 2017. Penquino remains the CEO of the company, but has lower managers who internally the businesses.
- Bapple Electronics
- Eggnog Emporium
- Exploration Cruise Lines
- Puff. Electronics (Inactive since 2012)
Holdings still owned by Penquino Entertainment, but not operational for one reason or another.
- CK Mall (closed November 2013)
- Penquino's Custom Clothes (closed September 2012)
There are currently five Penquino Entertainment offices, all of which are in Shopper territory. The company headquarters is in Vonkouver, while regional offices can be found in Moon Island City, Tomville, Shops City and the Industrial Division.
As of 2017, there are over a dozen Eggnog Emporium stores, with more being planned for the future. The original four stores are located in Vonkouver, Shops City, Dancing Penguin City and Wizzint. Locations in Penguin City and Tomville were built in early 2014, while locations in Pallinn and Goberna opened after the end of the Frosian War. In 2015, after the 2015 Shopper Economic Crisis ended, Emporiums were opened in Shiverpool and Newton Town in the USA, followed by branches in Sunset City, New Delphis and the Frosian Islands after the 2015 Shopper Statehood Referendum. Locations were opened in Acadia, Culldrome City and Winsburg in 2016, with one opening in Hunston in early 2017.
There are currently six ships in Exploration Cruises' fleet, offering cruises across Antarctica. Vonkouver is the shared port of registry for all six ships.
- The Exploration's home port is Vonkouver, and it hosts cruises around the Shops Sea, mostly eleven-day cruises that stop at Chill Island, Goberna, Brookelas Town, Penguin City, San Vancelton, Moon Island City, Wizzint and Pallinn. This is considered the company's "signature" cruise, as it exhibits most of Shops' major coastal cities.
- The Treasure's home port is Penguin City. The host eleven-day cruises that have many destinations in the Asiapelago, including Amataria and Honk Gong.
- The Triumph's home port is located in Erikshaven, Frosian Islands. It serves cruises around UnitedTerra and its surround islands
- Their official website is www.PenquinoEntertainment.com, however they also own a few other domains, most of which redirect to somewhere on the main site. Some of those separate domains include:
- PenquinoEntertainment.net (redirects to the mainpage)
- Bapple.com (former website for Bapple Electronics)
- ExplorationCruises.com (a separate site for the cruise line)
- ExplorationCruiseLines.com (redirects to the main cruise site)
- Most of the profit made from the businesses in the company is secretly used to fund the Jedi.