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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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Featured store: Galleria in Gwanggyo designed by Oma

Newly opened South Korean department store Galleria in Gwanggyo features a distinctive multifaceted glass passage wrapped around the stone exterior.

Sam’s Club to launch China flagship

Sam’s Club, a members only warehouse retailer owned by US retail giant Walmart, is set to open a flagship in Shanghai.

How China retail is emerging from the coronavirus crisis

Savills China Retail predicts a full recovery of the country’s retail sector post coronavirus will probably happen in the second half of the year.

Apple reverses bulk-order ban and updates on opening plans

US tech giant Apple has reversed restrictions on buying multiple iPhones from its online store imposed last week.

JD helps boost bookstore sales in China

E-commerce platform JD has helped boost bookstore sales in China during the coronavirus outbreak.

Shiseido launches Baum retail brand

Japanese cosmetics label Shiseido has released a new skincare brand, Baum, responding to growing consumer demand for products that embrace social responsibility and environmental considerations.

McDonald’s logo changed to promote social distancing

International fast food chain McDonald’s logo has been altered in some global markets to emphasise the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.

China will drive massive global e-commerce transaction growth by 2024

Chinese growth will drive e-commerce transaction values up 43 per cent to US$4.8 trillion by 2024, according to new reporting by Juniper Research.

‘Tidal change’ ahead in Chinese consumer trends

Mintel says mass self-quarantine, caused by the coronavirus outbreak, will leave an indelible shift in how Chinese consumers behave going forward.

Shanghai Fashion Week goes digital with Alibaba

Shanghai Fashion Week is partnering with Alibaba’s B2C marketplace Tmall to hold its first fully digital event due to restrictions on gatherings caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Starbucks Japan launches Smart Lounge railway station concept

Starbucks Japan has launched a new concept store in collaboration with railway operator JR East, the Starbucks Coffee Takanawa Gateway Station.

Link secures its first sustainability-linked loan

Hong Kong Reit Link Asset Management has signed an AU$212 million (US$123 million) five-year sustainability-linked loan with DBS Bank.