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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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Hong Kong retail sales growth stalls

Hong Kong retail sales growth stalled in August, down 0.1 per cent year on year.

Post Covid, department stores are refocusing their menswear offer

The Covid-19 pandemic and its gradual disappearance have translated into “a V-shaped trajectory” for the men’s fashion c...

Eataly set for global expansion after US$200 million cash injection

Eataly says growth will be focused on North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Customs officers arrest founder of collapsed Hong Kong bakery Crostini

An official from the Customs and Excise Department said 104 customer complaints had been received relating to 5300 vouch...

Mainland China lockdowns put Le Saunda well back in the red

Shoe retailer Le Saunda is warning shareholders to be prepared for a loss for the first half of the financial year after...

Giordano takeover bid lapses as acceptances fail to reach threshold

The bidder, a Chow Tai Fook subsidiary, says it will continue to proactively assist in the business development of Giord...

Singapore retail sales continue to recover

Singapore retail sales continued their rebound in July, rising 18.1 per cent year on year, excluding motor vehicles.

How Kiwi book retailers are sustaining the rise and rise of te reo Māori

“The peak has not happened and the appetite for Māori language titles is not yet satiated."

Retail sales in Hong Kong rebound after two months of decline

Retail sales in Hong Kong jumped 4.1 per cent in July as improving labour market conditions supported consumer spending....

The scent of success: How Kiwi brand Ashley & Co is going global

“Going back 17 years, direct-to-consumer websites kind of didn't exist – so it was literally all about knocking on peopl...