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Cafe chain Gloria Jean’s heading to India

Cafe chain Gloria Jean’s heading to India

Australian retail coffeehouse Gloria Jean’s is set to launch in India with its first outlet in Bengaluru. The franchise is being taken to India by recently-appointed CEO of Jay Jay Capital & Investments Rohit Malhotra. Jay Jay is planning multiple investments in launching brands new to India in the cafes, […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Panda Express will open its first Philippines restaurant next week

Panda Express will open its first Philippines restaurant next week

US-based Asian dining concept Panda Express will open its first Philippines restaurant on December 12. Located at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, the first Panda Express will offer the same menu as those in the US, including its signature dish orange chicken in sweet spicy sauce. Panda Express Philippines is […]

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New dining experiences at Hong Kong International Airport

New dining experiences at Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has become a “foodie destination” after welcoming seven new restaurants and outlets together with a revamped East Hall Food Court. Seven new culinary concepts include the debut of the Californian-inspired restaurant, Wolfgang Puck Kitchen, where customers can enjoy Wolfgang Puck’s pizzas cooked at an open […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Panerai opens its first airport boutique – in Hong Kong

Panerai opens its first airport boutique – in Hong Kong

Florentine luxury watchmaker Panerai has opened its first-ever airport boutique, at Hong Kong International Airport. The new store is the sixth opened in the Hong Kong area and joins existing locations in Canton Road, Landmark Prince’s, IFC, Times Square and Tsim Sha Tsui Centre. The new 27sqm boutique stands out […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Why Ikea and Nike have walked away from Amazon

Why Ikea and Nike have walked away from Amazon

When major global brands like Ikea and Nike announce they are exiting a major global platform like Amazon, it is clear that a strategic shift is in the making What used to be a primary go-to-market strategy of brands by latching onto Amazon’s success seemed to have chipped away over […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Olive Young partners with Dairy Farm to expand into SE Asia

Olive Young partners with Dairy Farm to expand into SE Asia

South Korean health and beauty brand CJ Olive Young is seeking to expand in Southeast Asia. The retailer is working with pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm Group, which will distribute Olive Young products through its branded health and beauty stores in Indonesia and other markets in the region. The brand’s Southeast […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z to make a comeback

Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z to make a comeback

Eighties-era Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z (pronounced ick-sees) is making a second debut in Singapore. Four decades after its initial launch in the region, Íxi:z is opening a retail store this month at Mandarin Gallery, with an official launch event planned for early next year. Those who grew up in the […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Maiden Uniqlo store opens in Ho Chi Minh City

Maiden Uniqlo store opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The first Uniqlo Vietnam store opened its doors today, marking the Japanese fast-fashion brand’s sixth market in Southeast Asia. Setting its foot in one of the fastest-growing economies in the region, parent Fast Retailing hopes to strengthen its presence in both the country and the region at the same time […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Hong Kong retail ‘will recover’ says analyst

Hong Kong retail ‘will recover’ says analyst

The Hong Kong retail industry – hammered by declining visitor numbers from the mainland will recover, says leading analyst Pascal Martin, a partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants. As reported earlier this week, Hong Kong retail sales in October plunged by 24.3 percent year on year – the largest decline since records […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia
Asia will account for 45 per cent of global retail sales next year

Asia will account for 45 per cent of global retail sales next year

The world’s retail market is expected to slow down next year, but Asia will account for 45 percent of global retail sales, according to a new report from economic and business research group The Economist Intelligence Unit. In terms of volume, sales growth will slow compared to this year, but […]

by December 14, 2019 0 comments Asia