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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.


Boomtime ahead for chatbots in retail

New data from Juniper Research predicts consumer interaction with chatbots in retail will reach 22 billion by 2023.

Shinsegae launches coworking space in Seoul

Shinsegae International has launched a new coworking space in Seoul it expects will boost its retail business.

China fuels Hermes sales bounce

Hermes sales soared 13 per cent last quarter after an especially strong performance across Asia.

Forever 21 Chinese online store to close

Fashion retailer Forever 21 will close its Chinese e-commerce website amist indications of possible physical store closures to come.

Starbucks sales surge despite China challenges

Starbucks sales growth has surpassed expectations with a glowing earnings report released yesterday that revealed strong performance in cafes across the US and China.

Godiva New York City store a launchpad for global plan

The Godiva New York City store not only presents the newest store look, it serves as a launching pad for global expansion.

Walmart and Kidbox launch subscription service

International retailer Walmart and Kidbox, the curated childrenswear subscription service, are teaming up to offer Walmart.com customers an exclusive, curated stylebox for kids.

King Living opens flagship retail store in Shanghai

Australian furniture and lifestyle brand King Living has opened a flagship retail store in Shanghai, continuing its global expansion into China.

Aeon China to launch self-serve smart store technology

Aeon China is set to launch a self-service store network equipped with technology to anticipate what a customer will buy upon entry.

Adidas and Beyonce in Ivy Park relaunch

Adidas and Beyonce are teaming up to relaunch the superstar’s Ivy Park label.

Japanese lingerie brand Wacoal boosts India presence

Premium Japanese lingerie brand Wacoal will invest around US$14.5 million over three years to boost its presence in India.

The North Face releases bags made from recycled tents

Outdoor gear firm The North Face is teaming up with British eco-designer Raeburn to make designer bags from recycled tents.


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