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Shoppers Stop revamps department store design

Indian fashion and lifestyle retailer Shoppers Stop is implementing a new store design concept for its department stores nationwide.

Sprayground opens retail stores in China

“Creative rebel” travel-and-fashion label Sprayground opened three retail stores in China on May 1, and is eyeing global expansion.

Asian grocery market to top US$4.264 trillion by 2023

The Asian grocery market will generate US$4.264 trillion of sales by 2023 – almost the same as Europe and North America combined.

Cardboard cafe opens in Mumbai

Design house Nudes has built a cardboard cafe in Mumbai, a “vibrant hub” for dialogue on sustainable solutions.

Are you a flexitarian? Futurist plots new trend

Business futurist Morris Miselowski has hypothesised the coming emergence of the flexitarian diet and its potential impact on the food industry.

Burberry Shanghai flagship store shuttered

The Burberry Shanghai flagship store has been shuttered as the British luxury-goods retailer looks to reduce costs.

New Dean & DeLuca Stage concept opens in New York City

Dean & DeLuca Stage aims to celebrate food as a “profound cultural and social experience”.

Fortnum & Mason Hong Kong to launch in September

The first Fortnum & Mason Hong Kong standalone store is set to open in Kowloon in September.

New NBA China store the largest outside North America

The new 1145sqm NBA China store at Intime Mall in Beijing’s is the brand’s largest outside North America.

McDonald’s buys tech firm to boost drive-thru sales

McDonald’s is set to purchase US/Israeli personalisation vendor Dynamic Yield in an attempt to boost drive-thru sales.

Tower Records Tokyo goes all in on vinyl

The Tower Records Tokyo store in Shinjuku is cashing in on the Japanese market’s resurgence of interest in vinyl records.

Aggressive regional expansion planned by Under Armour Asia

An Under Armour Asia headquarters is set to open in Hong Kong this year, part of an aggressive regional expansion strategy.


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