Robert Stockdill - Inside Retail Asia

New Look

New Look to abandon ambitious China roll-out plan

Struggling UK fashion retailer New Look is set to cull its China store network and abandon plans to open as many as 500 there.

Joyce

Joyce Boutique Holdings positive despite HK$54 million loss

Joyce Boutique Holdings reported another loss last financial year.

Daniel-Zhang

‘Embrace change’ Alibaba CEO tells retail, FMCG executives

“Embrace change,” Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang told delegates to the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Singapore this morning.

IHOb

Ihop name change a PR disaster – or was it?

How an Ihop name change turned out to be a hugely successful publicity stunt.

Central World

Thailand’s Central Pattana invests US$3.1 billion in shopping centres

Thai shopping centre developer Central Pattana says it is revitalising its premium malls to “pioneer future trends of retail and tackle the digital era”.

Hudson’s Bay

Hudson’s Bay prunes Lord & Taylor network

Canadian department store operator Hudson’s Bay is downsizing its US Lord & Taylor network.

Lee-Garden-3_3

Lee Garden Three opens bringing new retail brands to Causeway Bay

Hysan Place Developments’ latest shopping centre, Lee Garden Three, has opened its doors.

SK II Future X Smart Store (2)

SK-II experiential concept store incorporates face authentication

An experiential concept store opened by beauty brand SK-II in Tokyo incorporates face authentication technology and AI.

Jewellery-shop

Watches, jewellery skewing real rate of Hong Kong retail sales growth

Booming trade in watches, jewellery and gifts are flattering the overall performance of Hong Kong retail sales this year.

Howard Schultz

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz to step down on June 26

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz has announced his resignation from June 26.

Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger’s global business sold to Krispy Kreme parent

Pret A Manger’s global business, including Hong kong and Singapore, has been sold to JAB, a global investment firm.

Samsonite

Samsonite CEO quits in wake of short-seller report fallout

Samsonite CEO Ramesh Tainwala has resigned with immediate effect “in the best interests of the company”.

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