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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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DFS says Changi Airport liquor and tobacco concession ‘not viable’

DFS has explained its rationale for quitting its Changi Airport liquor and tobacco concession, saying remaining there was “not a financially viable option”.

Tumi powers Samsonite Asia growth

High-performing travel lifestyle Tumi drove Samsonite Asia sales in the first half of this year, compensating for an unusual decline in the core Samsonite brand’s business regionally.

Parkson closes Puchong store after just 18 months

Malaysian department store operator Parkson has closed its store in Puchong just 18 months after it opened.

Boohoo set to buy Karen Millen and Coast – updated

Fast-growing pure-play online fashion retailer Boohoo is preparing to acquire the Karen Millan and Coast brands.

Asos shares tumble as growth slows

Online fashion-retailer Asos reported sales growth beneath expectations for the four months to June, causing its share price to tumble 13 per cent overnight.

LVMH takes stake in Stella McCartney House

LVMH has bought a cornerstone share in Stella McCartney House.

Bleak forecast for Hong Kong retail sales

Hong Kong retail sales will shrink by 5 per cent this year according to projections by PWC.

Retail upgrade included in Hong Kong airport revamp

A collaboration of international consultants will deliver a transformative upgrade to passenger halls in a planned Hong Kong airport revamp.

Oriental Watch profit steady despite sales drop

Oriental Watch’s sales fell by 15.7 per cent last year – but the company’s bottom line was only minimally affected in part due to reduced rents.

Tesco Thailand could open 750 new convenience stores

Tesco Thailand is evaluating opening 750 more convenience stores, which would expand its overall network by about 50 per cent.

Asian expansion contributes to loss for luxury bag label Mulberry

Expansion into Asia has weighed on British luxury bag label Mulberry’s bottom line, but the company is confident the foray will bear fruit.

Lagerfeld’s legacy: double-digit growth and €10 billion

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld delivered French maison Chanel a stunning legacy in the final year of his life.