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Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures snaps up two food chains

Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures has fully acquired local Philippines restaurant chain Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken.

Cotton On Group launches in India

Cotton On Group is to launch in India, its first flagship store scheduled to open in the second half of next year.

Whittard of Chelsea launches in Taiwan

Fine beverages retailer Whittard of Chelsea has partnered with with Ruentex Group to launch its first stores in Taiwan.

Jaspal concept store opens at IconSiam

A new Jaspal concept store has opened at IconSiam in Bangkok, designed by Milan-based Studiopepe and featuring local materials.

Elizabeth Arden signs Ning Chang as first Asian ambassador for skincare

Elizabeth Arden has signed actress Ning Chang as the brand’s first Asia ambassador for its Skincare category.

Leather bag sales decline in favour of activewear alternatives

For the second year in a row, leather bag sales have declined and nylon and other fabric options are now driving significant growth for the US women’s bag market.

Singapore’s Funan mall sets opening date

Funan mall is set to open its doors on June 28 – ahead of schedule.

Thailand’s Siam Piwat scoops honours at the World Retail Congress

Thai retail developer Siam Piwat has scooped two retail industry awards at the World Retail Congress recently held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Grocery e-commerce startup Kurly raises US$113 million

Korean grocery delivery service Kurly has closed an upsized Series D round that hit US$113 million.

Ikea Thailand opens full online store after two years planning

Ikea Thailand has launched an online store, with a view to matching the journey and impression customers experience at a physical Ikea shop.

BSH opens Asia’s first UnserHaus featuring Bosch and Gaggenau

BSH Home Appliances has opened Singapore’s first UnserHaus Customer Care Centre and Experience Centre.

Solid retail growth powers Dickson Concepts profit

“Solid retail growth”, a property sale and a tight control on operating costs have been cited in a surging profit attributable to shareholders by Dickson Concepts.