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Rhea Soco

Rhea Soco

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


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 ventured online.

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 released by e-commerce platform creator Shopline.

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 popular fresh-fruit shakes concept.

Reliance Brands plans to launch a luxury-fashion portal online

Indian conglomerate Reliance Brands is launching a luxury fashion in e-commerce portal through its online fashion site Ajio.

Robinsons Retail profit slumps 25 per cent

Robinsons Retail has reported a 25-per-cent profit drop to US$75.2 million (PHP3.83 billion) last year and $18.8 million in the fourth quarter.

Hop Lun signs global licensing deal with Janet Reger Lingerie

British lingerie brand Janet Reger has signed a new global licensing deal with Hong Kong’s Hop Lun, one of the world’s largest lingerie and swimwear designers and producers.

Philippine Shopping Festival postponed due to coronavirus threat

The first Philippine Shopping Festival, a nationwide sale promotion aimed at getting people into malls, has been postponed due to the rise of coronavirus disease worldwide.

Shanghai Fashion Week to proceed despite coronavirus

Shanghai Fashion Week organisers announced that the event will proceed after early fears it would be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Retail businesses prosper for SM Investments

Shopping mall, retail and banking conglomerate SM Investments Corporation has reported a 20-per-cent increase in net profit last year to US$875.1 million (PHP44.6 billion).

First MOS Burger store in the Philippines opens in Manila

The first MOS Burger store in the Philippines opened this week.