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Evelyn Bo

Evelyn Bo

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.


L’Oréal and Cathay Innovation to support beauty-tech startups in China

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 targets 30 stores in Bangkok aimed at millennials

Thai beauty retailer KIS opened its first store in Bangkok just last month and is already planning 30 more across the city.

Shiseido launches womens’ empowerment initiative in Cambodia

Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has partnered with The Asia Foundation to launch the Girls Learning and Leading Program (GLL) in Cambodia.

Bullish on e-commerce, SSI Group takes Zara Philippines online

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 invites travellers to ‘shop like a hero’

Malaysia Airports has launched a campaign `Shop like a hero` as it aims to transform its airports into ‘exciting shopping destinations’.

Grocery start-up MerryMart accelerates expansion, inks first franchise deal

MerryMart Grocery Centers, owned by businessman Edgar “Injap” Sia II, has signed its first franchise deal as it strengthens its market presence.

Jollibee to expand in the UK, plans second store at Liverpool

Filipino fast food chain Jollibee is set to open its second UK restaurant, in Liverpool.

American Eagle Outfitters launches in Japan

American Eagle Outfitters to open three stores in Japan this year.