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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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Retail sales in Singapore surge as border restrictions relaxed

Retail sales in Singapore surged 17.4 per cent in April (excluding motor vehicles), faster than the rate of 13.6 per cen...

Hong Kong retail sales rebound as voucher scheme kicks in

According to the Census and Statistics Department, April sales were 11.7 per cent higher than a year earlier.

Collapsed Missguided snapped up by Frasers Group

Frasers Group has bought fast-fashion business Missguided and plans to set it up as a standalone business within the gro...

Missguided, alas: UK fast-fashion label collapses owing millions

Administrator called in as rescue bids fail for ailing omnichannel fast-fashion brand.

FJ Benjamin wins MZ Skin rights in Southeast Asia markets

The company will sell a range online and via selected retail outlets, including in the Seibu department store at The Exc...

How toy giant Pop Mart thinks local, dominates global

Chinese toy giant Pop Mart has built a successful empire with a keen understanding of the cultural differences among the...

Love, Bonito fined over 2019 data breach

Singapore fashion retailer Love, Bonito has been fined US$17,500 as a result of a data breach in late 2019 which exposed...

Surging sales deliver maiden quarterly profit for reborn Luckin Coffee

The company says it served 16 million customers during the March quarter – up 83 per cent year on year.

Starbucks quits Russia as warmongering nation becomes ‘a commercial pariah’

Starbucks is quitting Russia after 15 years there due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine and the human rights abuses o...

Hong Kong’s Best Mart 360 doubles profit on broadened range

Best Mart 360 expects to more than double its profit for the year to March 31 as it shook up its product mix during the ...