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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is director of content at Inside Retail Asia. A cloud-based writer with a passion for design and digital communications, Robert has written about the retail industry for more than 20 years. He has spent the last eight of those based in Southeast Asia.
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Ignoring AI in retail will cost market share and sales, warns expert

AI in retail has grown beyond a mysterious buzzword to a tool for revolution in retail – but adoption rates are lagging other industries.

Forever 21 online store relaunched, targeting Asians

The Forever 21 online store has been relaunched to target customers in Asia, Australia and the Americas – markets where it plans to close physical stores.

Sluggish sales dampen India retail leasing activity

Indian retail leasing activity in major cities slumped 35 per cent last year as the country’s economy continued on a sluggish course.

Thai conglomerates in race to buy Tesco Asia

Two Thai billionaires are reportedly preparing bids for the Asian operations of UK grocery giant Tesco.

759 Store parent boosts store count despite tough market

Despite the torrid times facing Hong Kong retailers in the second half of last year, the 759 Store network achieved sales growth of 1.3 per cent to HK$853 million in the six months to October 31.

Bonjour Holdings warns of substantial loss

Beauty retailer Bonjour Holdings has warned shareholders of a “substantially increased loss” for the current year as the social unrest and falling Mainland Chinese visitor numbers take their toll.

Kiehl’s Seoul pop up exhibition uses digital engagement to share Christmas cheer

A three-day Kiehl’s Seoul pop-up store was unveiled on Saturday, drawing several of South Korea’s most famous KoLs and incorporating multiple digital touchpoints and VR.

E-Land shutters stores as profit tumbles

South Korean retail giant E-mart is closing loss-making specialty stores as it responds to falling sales in a gloomy retail market.

Hong Kong retail ‘will recover’ says analyst

The Hong Kong retail industry – hammered by declining visitor numbers from the mainland will recover, says leading analyst Pascal Martin, a partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants.

LVMH takeover of Tiffany & Co looks to be a done deal

Luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co looks set to be bought by French luxury group LVMH after the latter increased its offer to more than US$16 billion.

Malaysia’s Toppen Shopping Centre opens, bringing a raft of new brands to Johor Bahru

Ikea Southeast Asia has opened the giant Toppen Shopping Centre in the Malaysian city of Tebrau in Johor Bahru.

Link Reit confident of weathering protest storm

Management of Hong Kong suburban shopping centre owner Link Reit have expressed confidence the company can ride out the ongoing turmoil of protests.