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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.


Indonesian beauty brand Natasha Skincare to launch in Malaysia

Indonesian beauty brand Natasha Skincare is to launch in Malaysia after forming a local joint venture with JCG Investment.

Philippine chain AllHome eyes strong expansion

Philippine home-store chain Allhome will expand its store network to push its selling space beyond 450,000sqm this year.

Warner Bros eyeing Indian malls for entertainment spaces

US entertainment giant Warner Bros is negotiating to establish family entertainment centres in Indian malls.

Tmall Global offers relief package to merchants worldwide

Alibaba’s B2C platform Tmall Global is offering support to its merchants during the coronavirus epidemic, including waiving services fees.

Laura Ashley fighting for survival

Struggling fashion & homewares chain Laura Ashley is seeking to borrow additional funding to stay afloat in the midst of a dispute with its lender.

JustCo turns to malls for co-working locations

Coworking space provider JustCo is turning to shopping malls as it looks to double its Asia-Pacific presence this year.

CapitaLand launches fund to help retailers impacted by coronavirus

Capitaland is taking measures to support its 3500 retail tenants across its malls in Singapore in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.

Indian tea chain Chaayos raises capital for expansion

Sunshine Teahouse, the parent of Indian tea chain Chaayos, has raised US$21.5 million in a new funding round.

Jasons Food Hall at Kuala Lumpur’s Bangsar Mall to close

High-end supermarket Jasons Food Hall is closing its business at Kuala Lumpur’s Bangsar Shopping Centre after 20 years of trading.

Vivo India opens Mumbai flagship

Chinese smartphone brand Vivo has opened an experiential flagship store in Thane, Maharashtra as Vivo India eyes 250 new stores this year.

Alibaba rolls out help for merchants amid coronavirus outbreak

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced 20 measures to assist merchants during the coronavirus outbreak, including substantial fee waivers.

Vans skateboarding-themed community store opens in California

Vans skateboarding heritage is celebrated in a community-driven retail space just opened in Los Angeles.