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.
Online fashion startup Senreve has raised US$16.75 million in Series A funding to expand into the fast-growing Asian market.
Payment and lifestyle platform Alipay intends to support 10 million small and medium enterprises in Europe over the next five years with technology to empower them to reach more than 2 billion potential consumers.
South Korean retail conglomerate Lotte is bringing London mobile shopping tech startup Rezolve into its market.
PVH Group’s Tommy Hilfiger brand will incorporate 3D design technology into all global apparel design teams at its Amsterdam headquarters.
Chinese beverage and desserts brand The Whale Tea has launched in Singapore.
Xiaomi India has been recognised as the largest exclusive brand network in the territory.
Payments technology company Mastercard and wearable token service provider Tappy Technologies are collaborating to enable contactless payments through wearables.
A 50,000sqm JD E-Space experience store opens on Singles Day in Chongqing, JD’s largest store yet.
Hong Kong restaurant sales slumped by 11.7 per cent in the third quarter as protests deterred foreign visitors and locals dined in more often.
Starbucks Coffee has opened the first-ever Starbucks Pickup store in New York City’s Penn Plaza.
A new M&S halal range announced in the UK has been confirmed as destined for Asia.
US department store Nordstrom has opened a 320,000sqft store in the world’s tallest residential building, Central Park Tower in New York.