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Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold is an author, copywriter, and editor with extensive experience writing for English publications and websites. He has spent 10 years living, working and shopping in Asia.


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Competition increases in Bangkok retail-property market

Competition is increasing in the Bangkok retail-property market, according to international property consultant CBRE.

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Inside the new MCM Beverly Hills global flagship store

The new MCM Beverly Hills store on Rodeo Drive marks the German luxury brand’s first global flagship outside Europe.

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Starbucks opens 30,000th store – in China

Starbucks has opened its 30,000th store – launched in Shenzhen, China.

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AS Watson and L’Oreal launch virtual makeup try-on service

L’Oreal’s AI and AR firm ModiFace and AS Watson Group have launched a virtual makeup try-on service.

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American Eagle expands Aerie lingerie brand

Clothing retailer American Eagle is boosting its Aerie lingerie brand, with plans to open 60 to 75 stores this year.

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Lego China flagship heralds fresh focus on the east

The first Lego China flagship opened in Beijing last weekend, heralding a concerted attack on the mainland.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook promises new products will ‘blow you away’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised investors the firm is on track to double its 2016 revenues.

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Shoe brand Allbirds heads to China

New Zealand sustainable-woollen-shoe brand Allbirds is moving into China.

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Giant Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Tokyo opens

Starbucks has opened a four-story fully-immersive Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Tokyo.

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Shanghai debut for Tim Hortons in China

The first Tim Hortons in China has opened after an exclusive master-franchise agreement was signed last year.

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Takeover bid lodged for struggling Laura Ashley

US investment company Flacks is considering making a bid for British fashion retailer Laura Ashley.


L’Oreal Hong Kong to open SkinCeuticals and Kerastase stores at Fashion Walk

L’Oreal Hong Kong’s beauty brands SkinCeuticals and Kerastase are set to open their flagship store and concept store respectively in Fashion Walk.


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