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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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Lotte seeks to unload TGI Friday’s as part of restructuring

Lotte is moving to divest its TGI Friday's restaurant chain rights in South Korea as it restructures its business portfo...

August Japan retail sales remain lacklustre

Japan's retail recovery continued to proceed slowly during August following the largest recorded single-quarter sales de...

7-Eleven Japan to start home delivery from stores

Japanese convenience-store operator 7-Eleven is launching a home-delivery service from its outlets to meet continued dem...
Many Asean online shoppers are less than satisfied with their experience.

Asean consumers ‘less than satisfied’ with their e-commerce experience

More than one third of Asean consumers are not fully satisfied with their e-commerce experience during a time of high de...
Online liquor sales are to be banned in Thailand.

Thai government bans online liquor sales

Thailand is to ban the sale of alcohol online, because the government says it is too difficult to ensure broader liquor ...
Ngoc Ha Thu’s award-winning menswear range.

Vietnamese, Argentinian designers top latest Redress Design Awards

Circular fashion environmental charity Redress has awarded two designers with collaboration prizes for their entries in ...
Retail stores at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

E-commerce platform set to recover lost Malaysia Airports retail earnings

Malaysia Airports Holdings has launched an e-comerce platform shopMYairports, aiming to recover some US$67 million from ...

Singapore government issues price-transparency guidelines for retailers

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore has issued a set of guidelines designed to prevent businesses from ...

Foodpanda launches 24/7 Singapore Pandago goods-delivery service

Singaporean food delivery platform Foodpanda has launched a logistics-as-a-service solution targeting businesses, levera...
Despite covid, shoppers are eager to return to stores, AS Watson survey finds.

AS Watson global online sales soar – but consumers eager to return to stores

Consumers are eager to get back to retail stores and have human connections again once the coronavirus pandemic is resol...