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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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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.

Alibaba’s Singles Day sales up 26 per cent on last year

Alibaba’s Singles Day retail promotion is over for another year – and predictably a new record was set.

Alibaba’s Singles Day achieves US$1 billion in sales in 68 seconds

Alibaba’s Singles Day kicked off at minute and this year it took just 68 seconds for the first US$1 billion in turnover.

La Chapelle bleeds cash as shoppers shun boring offer

Troubled Hong Kong-listed fashion retailer La Chapelle has recorded a nine-month loss of nearly HK$1 billion after sales plunged 18.8 per cent year on year.

Asos profits tumble as international sales growth slows

Global fashion online retailer Asos has seen profits tumble 68 per cent in the year to August, despite a 13-per-cent increase in sales.

Hong Kong retail sales crash by steepest rate on record

Hong Kong retail sales crashed 23 per cent in August as extradition-bill protests saw stores shuttered and visitors staying away.

Suning.com to open 200 stores inside Carrefour China hypermarkets

Suning.com plans to open more than 200 stores inside Carrefour China hypermarkets later this month.