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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.


Why Google’s acquisition of Irish startup Pointy is big news for retailers

Google has acquired Irish start-up Pointy, a firm that allows physical stores to make their products discoverable online.

New partner signed to manage Esprit Kids range

Hong Kong headquartered fashion brand Esprit has signed with Kids Fashion Group (KFG) to manage the firm’s design, production and distribution of the Esprit Kids collection.

AR t-shirts tell stories via smartphones

Swedish fashion retailer Carlings has released an AR T-shirts with slogans visible only by using a smartphone.

Redress Design Award launches 10th competition cycle

Environmental NGO Redress has opened the Redress Design Award 2020, the 10th cycle of its sustainable fashion design competition.

Burberry launches online game Ratberry for Year of the Rat

Burberry has launched an online game called Ratberry as part of its 2020 Lunar New Year campaign.

JewelleryNet relaunches with new features

B2B online community JewelleryNet has launched a series of new features on its platform for sourcing, market intelligence, industry updates and trade fair information.

Hong Kong’s CitySuper evaluating sale options

Hong Kong-based firm The Fenix Group may sell its majority shareholding in high-end supermarket operator Hong Kong’s CitySuper Group. According to Bloomberg, if potential buyers show interest in the stake, it may be worth between US$300 and $400 million. Any potential purchaser at this time will inherit a business in the midst of Hong Kong’s first depression in a decade, and wit…

OnTheList reveals 2020 plans while marking fourth anniversary

OnTheList says it will focus on raising awareness of sustainability in the minds of both the retail industry and consumers and open permanent showrooms in Shanghai, Taipei and Singapore this year.

Carrefour Easy store opens inside Suning branch as brands continue to merge

Convenience-store Carrefour Easy has opened inside Chinese retailer Suning.com’s Shanghai Zhongshan store, marking the latest step towards integrating the two retail businesses.

Ethical shoe retailer Toms collapses

Ownership of ethical American shoe retailer Toms will be transferred to its creditors.

Reliance Industries to take on Amazon in India

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries is moving to take on Amazon in India by founding a new digital retail platform.

Mumuso eyes rapid expansion in India

Discount Chinese merchandise chain Mumuso is set to expand in India and is currently seeking potential franchise partners