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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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Global Brands Group puts a positive spin on US bankruptcy

CEO Rick Darling says despite problems facing the group's US and European operations, its brand management business is "...

Hong Kong retailers look to boost from Consumption Voucher Scheme

Hong Kong retailers will be looking to the territory’s Consumption Voucher Scheme to help restore sales as the city’s bo...
Bossini Hong Kong store night

Bossini expects another loss, but an improvement on last year

Bossini says it expects a significantly reduced loss for the June year, but the apparel company is still facing Covid ch...

Bally signs up Johnny Huang as brand ambassador

Luxury brand Bally has signed Chinese model, actor and singer Huang Jingyu as its newest global ambassador.

Giordano International expects a solid turnaround as Covid impact wanes

Apparel retailer Giordano International has achieved a dramatic turnaround, with the company filing a positive profit al...

Abercrombie & Fitch reinvents Gilly Hicks as gender-inclusive Gen Z brand

Gilly Hicks is now more gender-inclusive; the brand is introducing underwear, loungewear and activewear in patterns and ...

UK nursery and kidswear chain plans Asian expansion

“What works in Poland may not work in Malaysia, so it’s important we have the agility to tailor our approach to suit loc...

Li & Fung reveals first private-label brands created for JD

The two companies announce their first brands: 'Made by JD', 'Best Home' homewares, and pet products label Jingmeng, (Cu...

Singapore retail sales still running below pre-pandemic levels

May’s overall sales increase followed a 39.2-per-cent rise in April – however, Statistics Singapore says sales continue ...

Gap to close all 81 stores across the UK, Ireland

US apparel company keen to retain a presence – most likely online only.