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Fave buys startups CutQ and FoodTime

Southeast Asian mobile payment and reward platform Fave has acquired CutQ and FoodTime, two startups specialising in F&B table ordering and takeaway pre-ordering.

New Retail model boosts Vietnam’s Seedcom

Vietnam retail-management company Seedcom’s revenue has grown by 520 per cent in just four years, driven by its focus on New Retail.

Canon Indian opens New Delhi flagship

Canon India has launched a flagship Canon Image Square (CIS) store in New Delhi.

Kidsland launches FAO Schwarz Beijing store

China’s largest toy retailer and distributor Kidsland has introduced FAO Schwarz in its first Asian flagship store.

Network expansion boosts Berli Jucker sales

Berli Jucker, the operator of Thailand’s Big C retail stores, has reported revenue of US$979 million in the first quarter.

Chengdu’s Atrium mall sold to Singaporean investor

Singaporean asset management firm ARA has entered into a joint venture to buy Atrium mall in Chinese provincial capital Chengdu.

FreshToHome raises US$11 million, led by Hong Kong’s CE Venture

Indian online fresh fish and meat retailer FreshToHome has raised US$11 million in funds led by Hong Kong-based CE Ventures.

H&M India to expand into home decor and furnishings

H&M India is seeking to enter the country’s home decor and furnishings market.

Poney flagship opens at Central iCity in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian childrenswear retailer Poney has opened a flagship store in the new Central iCity shopping centre.

Peer-to-peer rental marketplace MyRent launches

Singapore’s first peer-to-peer, on-demand rental marketplace MyRent has launched.

Stosa Cucine opens first Asian store in Singapore

Italian kitchen-design studio Stosa Cucine has opened its first store in Singapore.

Second Apple Taiwan store set to open

Apple Taiwan is to open its second store, in Taipei’s Xinyi District.