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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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China retail is changing fast – and brands are ‘not ready’

Many western brands are not ready for the changed Chinese retail landscape coming next year as the country emerges from ...
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H&M India sales face first decline ever due to Covid-19

H&M India says its top-line sales will decline for the first time since it launched in the market in 2015, due to the im...

Miniso eyes US listing, valuing it at US$10.18 billion

Chinese discount-goods merchandiser Miniso is eyeing an IPO in the US which could raise up to US$562.4 million, potentia...
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Tse Sui Luen warns of loss in wake of Covid-19 crisis

Tse Sui Luen has warned of a loss of at least US$5.16 million in the six months to September, citing Covid-19.
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Hong Kong retail rent decline shows signs of bottoming out

Hong Kong’s retail-leasing market showed signs of bottoming out at the end of the third quarter as non-mainstream retail...
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Alibaba sets up JV with Swiss duty-free giant Dufry

Alibaba is to take a cornerstone shareholding in Swiss-based duty-free retail group Dufry as the two companies reveal a ...
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Malaysia’s Mr DIY seeks to raise US$360 million in IPO

Malaysian retail group Mr DIY has finally launched its IPO after two delays, now seeking to raise US$360.6 million.
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Singapore retail sales slip further in August, despite online boost

Singapore retail sales - excluding motor vehicles - fell by 8.4 per cent in August, a slightly higher rate than the 7.7 ...
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Amazon expands Transparency program to Japan, Australia

Amazon has expanded its Transparency program to Japan and Australia as it reaches a milestone of 10,000 brands signed up...
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New investment venture UCG to buy hip brands and scale them for China

Dustin Jones has teamed with an investment banker to launch a new business to acquire brands and scale them into the wor...