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.
Japanese convenience store chain Lawson is launching a series of prefabricated stores in China.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD has invested US$100 million in Li & Fung via newly issued capital as a move to further develop its digital supply chain.
Chinese social commerce platform Taobao has inaugurated a new ratings system to reward deserving young creators and small enterprises.
Japanese retail sales have fallen by 1.2 per cent during the month of June over statistics for the same month last year.
Health and beauty retailer AS Watson has opened up its Moneyback loyalty programme to help retailers in Hong Kong promote their businesses for free in preparation for an easing in the coronavirus pandemic.
Fiscal third quarter results for international coffee giant Starbucks show a drop in sales globally – partially offset by increases in average ticket – as the firm continues to battle a poor business climate heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Swindon Book Co, one of the oldest bookstores in Hong Kong, will be permanently closed at the end of this month.
Shanghainese women purchasing luxury goods in the post-Covid-19 era are making conscious choices in consumption – with a tendency towards revenge shopping amongst younger buyers.
Chinese buyers on the mainland and in Hong Kong have steadily migrated towards e-commerce in the midst of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, communicating with businesses via social media or digital channels and remaining focused on “value for money”.
High class Malaysian jeweller Aurora Italia International will extend its e-commerce efforts to build sales growth in the coming year.
Thai duty-free retailer King Power is anticipating a drop in sales revenues of 50 per cent in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) retail models are coming to light as a dependable strategy following on from the coronavirus era, according to new research by GlobalData.