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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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Debenhams store

It’s all over for Debenhams as liquidators appointed

Founded in 1778, Debenhams administrators have decided to liquidate the business after failing to find a buyer.

Hong Kong retail sales fall again in October

There is still little sign of the ongoing decline in Hong Kong retail sales bottoming out.
L'Occitane

L’Occitane shrugs off Covid impact as Asian sales surge

L'Occitane sales across Asia surged quarter on quarter, allowing the company to preserve profitability.

Harvey Nichols parent turns a profit despite ‘catastrophic’ retail climate

Sales plunge 47 per cent in Hong Kong, but Taiwan market, investments produce a profit.
Fiorelli

More red ink for Global Brands as revenue falls by nearly half

Global Brands is looking to its DTC business to restore long-lost profit for its shareholders.
Gold prices

Soaring gold price, China recovery boost Chow Tai Fook results

As the gold price soars, so does the fortune of jeweller Chow Tai Fook.
Malware

E-Land hit by ransomware attack as McAfee warns retailers of more to come

As E-Land was hit by a major ransomware attack, antivirus company McAfee warned retailers to expect more danger ahead.

New Town Plaza opens Hong Kong’s first rooftop turf sports park

New Town Plaza in Hong Kong has brought new meaning to the term mall workout...

Luk Fook’s losses narrow as gold price rises

Hong Kong jeweller Luk Fook Holdings has warned shareholders its profit will be down by as much as 50 per cent in the f...