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Rhea Soco

Rhea Soco is an experienced broadcast and print journalist, originally from the Philippines. She covers retail industry news for Inside Retail Asia.

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Versace launches on Lotte Premium Mall

Italian luxury fashion brand Versace has officially opened their shop in Lotte Premium Mall in South Korea on Monday.

Metro Manila malls close, with only supermarkets, pharmacies remaining open

After Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced an “enhanced community quarantine” yesterday across Luzon, Metro Ma...

MCM Philippines opens first store, at SM Mall of Asia

The first MCM Philippines store has opened its doors, in the giant Mall of Asia complex in Metro Manila.

The Philippines’ Max’s Group posts 17-per-cent profit growth

Max’s Group, which operates restaurants under its own brand name, Yellow Cab Pizza, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice and Teriya...

DC Super Heroes Cafe in Manila closes for good

DC Super Heroes Cafe in Manila permanently closed on Thursday, announcing the move on Facebook. But the store will conti...

Starbucks teams with Royal Selangor in merchandise range

Starbucks Malaysia has collaborated with iconic local pewter manufacturer and retailer Royal Selangor to produce a colle...

Pet Lovers Centre flourishes in the Philippines

The Philippines’ Robinsons Retail will open its fifth Pet Lovers Centre (PLC) this year following its strategy of broade...

Walter Mart expands network in Luzon

Luzon supermarket operator Walter Mart has added six new stores to its network this year and the company has also ventur...

Most Hong Kong e-commerce businesses are eyeing offshore markets

More than half of Hong Kong e-commerce businesses want to develop new offshore markets, according to a whitepaper releas...

Fruitas to launch grilled chicken, fresh foods concepts

Philippine food-and-beverage kiosk operator Fruitas Holdings will soon launch two new concepts in addition to their popu...