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.
French personal care company L’Oréal has inked a partnership with venture capital firm Cathay Innovation to aid Chinese beauty tech startups.
Thai beauty retailer KIS opened its first store in Bangkok just last month and is already planning 30 more across the city.
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has partnered with The Asia Foundation to launch the Girls Learning and Leading Program (GLL) in Cambodia.
SSI Group is taking Zara Philippines online, betting on the country’s growing e-commerce market to boost the Spanish fashion brand’s sales.
Malaysia Airports has launched a campaign `Shop like a hero` as it aims to transform its airports into ‘exciting shopping destinations’.
MerryMart Grocery Centers, owned by businessman Edgar “Injap” Sia II, has signed its first franchise deal as it strengthens its market presence.
Filipino fast food chain Jollibee is set to open its second UK restaurant, in Liverpool.