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Shiseido and AS Watson strengthens strategic alliance

Shiseido and AS Watson have been close partners for years – now they are about to get even closer.

Bossini loss likely to be four times that of last year

Bossini has issued a profit warning saying unseasonal weather and weak consumer sentiment is impacting sales.

Xin Dau Ji expands from Hong Kong to Malaysia

Michelin-starred Hong Kong seafood restaurant Xin Dau Ji has opened in Ekovest’s mixed development project, EkoCheras Mall in Malaysia.

7-Eleven Malaysia sales, profit surge in first quarter

7-Eleven Malaysia has achieved sales growth of 9 per cent in the first quarter – and net-profit growth of 24.9 per cent.

DHL China to start drone deliveries

DHL China is to start delivering goods by drones, cutting the delivery time on a route in Guangzhou from 40 minutes to just eight.

Rimowa Singapore opens store at Raffles Hotel

Rimowa Singapore has opened a new store at the newly refurbished Raffles Hotel.

Eight bidders in running for Metro China

Yonghui Superstores – part owned by Dairy Farm Group – is among at least eight bidders for the Metro China business.

Bobbi Brown launching on Lazada

Bobbi Brown cosmetics is launching on Lazada Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore this week.

Cafe Amazon launches in Singapore

Thai coffee chain Cafe Amazon has opened its first outlets in Singapore.

Alibaba IPO in Hong Kong could raise US$20 billion

There is growing expectation of an Alibaba IPO in Hong Kong which could raise as much as US$20 billion.

Starbucks China management restructure announced

Starbucks China management has been restructured as the company gears up for a more intense focus on its digital business.

Kitchen retailer Ixina opens first China stores

European kitchen retailer Ixina has opened stores in both Beijing and Shanghai, marking the brand’s official launch in China.