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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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Fosun Group rebrands as Lanvin as capital raising takes value to US$1bn

With fresh capital, Lanvin Group looks to make the most of surging demand for luxury goods in Mainland China.

Watsons creates Sustainable Choices category with 1600+ products

Health & beauty retailer Watsons to aggregate more than 1600 products into a Sustainable Choices category.

Future Group calls it quits on 7-Eleven India plans

The Covid-19 pandemic has been blamed for the end of Future Group's ambition to open 1000 c-stores in Mumbai.

Singapore retail sales growth stagnates in August

Singapore retail sales growth – excluding motor vehicles – remained static in August, following July’s 2-per-cent increa...

New Google search feature shows shoppers in-store inventories

Google has unveiled new search functions aimed at improving the online shopping experience.

KaiKai app uses gamified experience to lure Hong Kong shoppers into stores

An app that blends the convenience of shopping by phone with in-store experiences has been launched in Hong Kong.

Esprit names new COO, its chairwoman’s spouse

Hong Kong-listed apparel brand Esprit has appointed an experienced lawyer as its new COO to help continue to drive the b...

Thai ‘IT Princess’ Cee partners in Bangkok gadget concept store

Cee is the nickname of Chatpawee Trichachawanwong, dubbed Thailand’s ‘IT Princess’ and a well-known tech promoter.

By Invite Only expands store network as in-store sales skyrocket

It’s not a choice between online and offline, says founder, but a synergistic combination of the two that will succeed.

JD unveils five-storey JD Mall in China’s Xi’an

Spread over five floors the store will offer around 200,000 SKUs from more than 150 local and international brands.