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Korean beauty giant opens 10th store in Australia in two years

Innisfree’s general manager says Australia has been a significant growth market for the global beauty chain.

Harvey Norman Asia sales suffer during Covid-19

Australian electronics and furniture retail Harvey Norman suffered an 18-per-cent decline in sales in its Singapore store network last year.

Smiggle parent Premier Investments feeling the impact of pandemic

Premier Investments has weathered a string of global crises, including Brexit, Hong Kong protests and Australia’s bushfires to post record sales and earnings in the first half of the financial year.

Pandora cuts 180 staff from regional offices in global reorganisation

Danish jewellery giant Pandora has announced a new company structure that will eliminate an organisational layer between the global headquarters and local markets.

Sephora suspends makeup services as precautionary measure

Sephora has stopped offering custom makeovers in hundreds of stores across Asia-Pacific to protect customers and staff from coronavirus.

Confirmed: Victoria’s Secret show is cancelled

Victoria’s Secret’s annual fashion show, where supermodels once walked down the runway wearing giant “angel” wings and elaborate lingerie sets, will not occur this holiday season.

Hudson’s Bay Company to sell Lord + Taylor for US$100m

Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has announced plans to sell its US department store chain Lord + Taylor to Le Tote, a clothing subscription and rental business, for US$100 million ($149 million). The decision, announced Wednesday, August 28, will enable the Canadian retail company to focus on its other department store businesses: Saks Fifth Avenue and Hudson’s Bay. HBC, which also ow…

Strong interest in Asia, but little action: report

More than 80 per cent of Australian businesses have Asia on their radar, but most are failing to generate significant revenue from Asian markets.

H&M sales beat expectations

First-quarter H&M sales have exceeded expectations, with the company improving both profit and margin.

Australia’s C/MEO Collective launches on Tmall

Women’s fashion label C/MEO Collective has started selling on Chinese mega online marketplace Tmall.

Zara growth slows

Zara growth is slowing substantially and analysts fear worse is to come.

Ted Baker CEO resigns

Ray Kelvin has stepped down from his position as CEO and director of UK fashion label Ted Baker amid allegations of misconduct.