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.
In an unusual alliance, fragrance brand Tom Ford Beauty, Hong Kong luxury department store Lane Crawford and The Ritz-Carlton’s Ozone rooftop bar are joining hands to offer gifts and exclusive cocktails for the holiday season.
All American Eagle and Aerie stores in Japan are set for closure by year end.
Scotland-based Harry Potter merchandise retailer Museum Context has launched its first Philippine store at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
Filipino fast food chain Jollibee plans to expand its store network in North America to 250 by 2023.
Indonesian coffee chain Fore Coffee is plotting an aggressive expansion plan that will make it the largest coffee operator in the country.
South Korean conglomerate E-Land Group is pulling out the shoe brand OTZ Shoes from the US market, six years after buying it.
Stockholm-based retailer Sneakersnstuff is about to open a flagship store in Tokyo, its first Asia location.
Duty Free Philippines Corporation has opened a new downtown duty-free store called Duty Free Luxe at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
South Korean hypermarket operator E-mart is set to open its first overseas No Brand outlet in the Philippines.
Luxury travel retailer DFS Group is to launch its retail concept T Galleria at sea on board Dream Cruises’ two new global class ships.
Filipino restaurant operator Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has signed a joint venture agreement with Dim Sum to operate Tim Ho Wan restaurants in China.
Luggage company Samsonite’s net sales fell by 0.7 per cent in the third quarter, as the US-China tariff war put pressure on the US market.