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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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Vitasoy family behind bid to oust Esprit management

Hong Kong-listed apparel retail Esprit is facing a boardroom stoush seeking the immediate removal of CEO Anders Christian Kristiansen who is leading a restructure of the long-ailing business.

Brooks Brothers enters Chapter 11, seeks buyer

Brooks Brothers has filed for bankruptcy in the US, the latest US retail victim of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Topshop quits Hong Kong

British fashion label Topshop will close its 14,000sqft flagship in Hong Kong when the lease comes up for renewal in October.

Lush Hong Kong flagship shut as tourist spend dries up

Beauty products retailer Lush has closed its five-story Hong Kong flagship store several months before its lease was due for renewal.

Takashimaya plunges into the red as Covid-19 eats into sales

Takashimaya, the Japanese department store operator, has reported a loss of US$190 million in the May quarter as it faced extraordinary payments related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Burberry realigns business units, names new ready-to-wear head

Burberry is reorganising its creative team as the luxury label welcomes back Adrian Ward-Rees to lead its ready-to-wear business.

Little respite likely as Hong Kong retail rents slump to 2003 levels

As Hong Kong retail rents slump to levels not seen since 2003, retailers who appeal to domestic shoppers are beginning to have a stronger presence in the market.

Havaianas invests $US50 million in Asian expansion plan

Undeterred by the advent of Covid-19, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is investing US$50 million into expansion of its retail footprint across Asia-Pacific between now and 2024.

The maturing mall mix: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur chief talks the future of malls

In the third quarter of next year, Kuala Lumpur’s next supermall will open in the suburb best known for hosting the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Japanese entrepreneur revisits nation’s golden apparel era with Factelier

Toshio Yamada, founder of Factelier, is a young Japanese entrepreneur who wants to preserve the craftsmanship of his country’s apparel industry.

May Singapore retail sales collapsed as Covid-19 measures shut stores

Singapore retail sales plummeted 52.1 per cent in May as Covid-19 lockdowns shuttered malls and the majority of retail stores across the city state.

Global Brands Group posts massive US$598 million loss

Global Brands Group has reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of US$598 million in the year to March.