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Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold is Inside Retail Asia's associate editor. An experienced author, copywriter, and communicator with extensive experience writing for English publications and websites, he has spent 10 years living, working and shopping in Asia.

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Hong Kong’s Landmark mall launches ‘e-chat shopping’ initiative

Hong Kong’s Landmark mall has launched the city’s first luxury “e-chat shopping” service on its mobile app.

Starbucks expands Teavana in South Korea

Starbucks is expanding Teavana in South Korea, with the number of its premium Reserve-branded coffee houses serving the teas expanded from 13 to 52.

Franchise business-matching events set to resume after Covid-19

VF Franchise Consulting is resuming its international franchise business-matching events in Asia next month.

GU South Korea stores closed down, but brand will remain online

Fast Retailing is closing its GU South Korea stores, but will continue selling online in the market, after sales were hit by ongoing anti-Japan protests and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indian jeweller Zoya expands southwards

House of Tata’s luxury jeweller Zoya is launching a boutique in Bangalore, a 3300sqm South India flagship for the brand.

Samsung and Facebook help Indian SMEs go live online

Samsung and Facebook have partnered up in India to train retailers to expand into e-commerce via social media platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp.

Lotte Shopping speeds up store-exit plan

South Korean retail group Lotte Shopping will sell off 121 stores this year in an attempt to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on sales.

LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault to buy stake in Lagardere

LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault will buy a stake in Arnaud Lagardere’s publishing and media group Lagardere Capital & Management (LCM).

CapitaLand launches new e-commerce platforms in Singapore

CapitaLand has launched new e-commerce and food ordering platforms in Singapore, dubbed eCapitaMall and Capita3Eats.

India’s online grocers will thrive post-Covid-19, says analyst

India’s online grocers face a bright future following the Covid-19 lockdown, according to analysis by industry research firm GlobalData.

Xiaomi and JD use big data to design ‘C2M Mobile Phone’ – and sell 10,000 in 11 minutes

Chinese e-commerce giant JD and device manufacturer Xiaomi sold 10,000 units of a jointly-produced C2M-developed mobile phone within 11 minutes.

Job portal Mybrands launched for Singapore’s fashion retail industry

Retail-solutions consultancy IDA’SG is launching a niche job portal for fashion, beauty and lifestyle retail firms in Singapore.