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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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Tokopedia and Go-Jek to become GoTo in US$18 billion merger deal

Go-Jek CEO Andre Soelistyo will lead the combined business once the merger is complete.

Walmart leads US$2.75bn investment in self-driving car startup Cruise

Cruise's relationship with Walmart includes a trial delivery service in Scottsdale, Arizona, announced in November.

Scandal-plagued Luckin Coffee secures US$250 million lifeline

The same day as new investors announced, auditors replaced with immediate effect.

E-commerce solution Techsembly closes US$1.37 million investment round

SaaS company plans to use the funds to assemble a cross-marketing team initially focusing on the UK, Europe and Asian ma...

Reliance to boost Hamleys India network to 500 stores

India accounts for 17.7 per cent of the world’s population, yet the country has just 1 per cent of the US$90 billion gl...

CU opens first store in Malaysia, with MyNews

South Korean chain eyes 500 stores within five years across Malaysia.

Lunar New Year fails to buoy retail sales in Singapore

Online sales accounted for 11.7 per cent of total sales in February.

Retail sales in Hong Kong inch up for first time in two years

Domestic online sales accounted for 6.1 per cent of the territory’s total retail turnover in February.

Research suggests BNPL trend will disrupt e-commerce payments across Apac

Covid-19 has adversely affected consumers’ disposable income, resulting in rising demand for consumer financing and grow...

Covid-19 impact may threaten Esprit’s future

Embattled apparel brand looks to e-commerce to mitigate impact of forced store closures.