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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is Head of News and Asian correspondent for Octomedia's B2B titles Inside Retail, Internet Retailing and Inside FMCG. Based in Asia, he has 25+ years experience writing and commentating on retail and FMCG industry issues.

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Indian shopkeeper

KKR invests US$750m in Reliance Retail’s digital foray

Investment firm KKR has invested US$750 million into Reliance Retail Ventures, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, givi...
Pensive shopper

Slowing economies will impact retail spending across Asia, predicts Forrester

Global online real sales will grow by US$1 trillion within the next four years, according to new projections from resear...
Apple products

Apple India to launch online store next week

Apple India will open its online store in India on September 23, representing the tech giant’s first formal step into di...
Techsembly founders

Singapore startup helps companies pivot to marketplaces during Covid-19

Techsembly is securing clients worldwide after developing a Software-as-a-Service platform replicating a curated shoppin...

Alibaba eyeing cornerstone stake in Grab

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is said to be on the brink of investing US$3 billion into Grab Holdings, attracted by a signi...

Moleskine’s new CEO discusses creativity and the brand’s plans for Asia

Premium brand Moleskine is setting its eyes on Asia as a major potential growth market, planning expansion both online a...
Tiffany & Co boxes

LVMH cancels Tiffany deal, setting up high-stakes legal stoush

French luxury-goods group LVMH has dropped its plan to take over Tiffany & Co, prompting the New York jeweller to annou...
The last 12 months have been "the worst period for retailers in Malaysia since 1987".

‘Bloodbath’ for Malaysian retailers in second quarter

Malaysian retail sales fell by 30.9 per cent in the second quarter of this year, the worst period in 33 years.

Covid-19 precautions drag Hong Kong retail sales in July

The tightening of social-distancing regulations helped fuel a 23.1-per-cent decline in Hong Kong retail sales in July.

Yum China confirms US$2.5 billion Hong Kong listing

Yum China Holdings, the parent of the Pizza Hut, KFC and other restaurant chains in Mainland China, has confirmed it wil...