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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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Luckin Coffee’s value crashes after it admits falsifying sales data

Chinese chain Luckin Coffee has admitted senior executives exaggerated sales to boost the company’s worth and reputation.

Strict Thai curfew forces stores to close nationwide

Thailand’s government has imposed an overnight curfew effective tonight that will force the closure of tens of thousands of convenience stores and street vendors.

Coroner hears details of infant’s death at Urban Revivo

A free-standing mirror which crushed an infant to death at an Urban Revivo store at Jewel Changi last August weighed more than 100kg, the Singapore coroner heard yesterday.

Dean & Deluca US files for bankruptcy

Thailand’s Pace Corporation has finally filed for bankruptcy of its Dean & Deluca US business after all of its North American stores were shuttered last year.

Gome Retail boosts GMV, cuts losses as restructure continues

Gome Retail says its revenue last year fell, but it more than halved its annual loss as its restructuring programme continued to pay dividends.

Tse Sui Luen set for hefty loss as protests, pandemic impact sales

Jeweller Tse Sui Luen is projecting a loss of US$10.3 million for the year to March – a stark reversal from last year’s net profit of $6.96 million.

Bonjour trims range, relocates stores as losses mount

Hong Kong cosmetics retailer Bonjour Holdings has delisted slow-moving products and trimmed its store network as it grapples with falling sales and mounting losses.

Hong Kong retail sales plunge 44 per cent in February

February saw a catastrophic collapse in Hong Kong retail sales, which slumped a massive 44 per cent year on year, the greatest fall in the city’s history.

Li Ning profit soars 110 per cent

Chinese sportswear giant Li-Ning reported a massive 110-per-cent boost in profit for last year on sales up 32 per cent.

South Korean retail sales surge as people stay home

South Korean retail sales surged 9.1 per cent in February, despite the advent of the coronavirus pandemic.

Esprit places its German subsidiaries into administration

Hong Kong-listed apparel retailer Esprit has placed six German subsidiary companies in administration to give them protection during the coronavirus crisis which has decimated sales.

How the coronavirus is impacting clothing supply chains

Clothing supply chains are “unravelling fast” as the coronavirus crisis impacts both retailers and manufacturers worldwide, according to GlobalData.