Evelyn Bo has been researching and writing about Asia's retail industry for the last decade, most recently for Inside Retail Asia. Originally from the Philippines, she has spent extended periods in Vietnam and Scandinavia and has a particular passion for the cafe and fashion sectors.
Asian private equity firm The Longreach Group has acquired the Japanese coffee chain Caffe Veloce from Chat Noir Company.
Nestle-owned global chocolate brand KitKat is running a pop-up concept at SM Megamall in Manila until December 25.
Chinese O2O retailer Suning plans to open 10,000 new stores next year, capitalising on ‘consumption upgrade’ in China.
Talks are underway to expand the Taco Bell Mexican-themed fast-food restaurant chain into Southeast Asia.
Berlin-headquartered online food delivery operator Delivery Hero has acquired Seoul-based rival Woowa for US$4 billion.
Japanese airline ANA has opened a pop-up shop equipped with avatar robots that enable customers to shop remotely.
H&M Group’s higher-end clothing brand Cos is to trial renting out its clothes in China through rental platform YCloset.
Selected SM Markets stores are to open 24 hours a day to take advantage of the holiday buying surge.
British grocer Tesco is considering exiting Asia by selling its business operations in Thailand and Malaysia after receiving an expression of interest.
US-based Asian dining concept Panda Express will open its first Philippines restaurant on December 12.
Budget smartphone brand Realme continues its offline expansion in the Philippines with a new flagship store in Iloilo City.
Manila-based food-and-beverage kiosk operator Fruitas has grown its store network to 1036.