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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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Senreve raises funds for Asian expansion

Online fashion startup Senreve has raised US$16.75 million in Series A funding to expand into the fast-growing Asian market.

Alipay wants to help 10 million European businesses reach 2 billion consumers within five years

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.

Lotte brings Rezolve to South Korea

South Korean retail conglomerate Lotte is bringing London mobile shopping tech startup Rezolve into its market.

Tommy Hilfiger commits to 3D design technology

PVH Group’s Tommy Hilfiger brand will incorporate 3D design technology into all global apparel design teams at its Amsterdam headquarters.

The Whale Tea lands in Singapore

Chinese beverage and desserts brand The Whale Tea has launched in Singapore.

Xiaomi India becomes nation’s largest single-brand retail network

Xiaomi India has been recognised as the largest exclusive brand network in the territory.

Mastercard partners with Tappy to embed payment functions into wearables

Payments technology company Mastercard and wearable token service provider Tappy Technologies are collaborating to enable contactless payments through wearables.

Giant JD E-space store to open on Singles Day in Chongqing

A 50,000sqm JD E-Space experience store opens on Singles Day in Chongqing, JD’s largest store yet.

Hong Kong restaurant sales fall as protests deter diners

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 Pickup store concept unveiled in NYC

Starbucks Coffee has opened the first-ever Starbucks Pickup store in New York City’s Penn Plaza.

M&S halal range destined for Asia

A new M&S halal range announced in the UK has been confirmed as destined for Asia.

Nordstrom opens in New York, and Burberry takes prime position

US department store Nordstrom has opened a 320,000sqft store in the world’s tallest residential building, Central Park Tower in New York.