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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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Bonjour narrows loss as border closure continues to throttle sales

Hong Kong-listed cosmetics retailer Bonjour has recorded a small increase in sales in the latest half year – and a small...

Aiwa brand up for auction, its parent bankrupt

The famous Aiwa brand – synonymous with audio products for 70 years – is up for auction as part of the Chapter 11 bankru...

Ikea expands Buy Back & Resell program as it eyes 2030 circularity goal

US pilot to precede nationwide launch as furniture retailer takes its sustainability initiative global.

Central Group takes control of Bangkok’s Mega Bangna parent

Siam Future Development owns 19 properties, of which the Ikea-anchored mega mall is the flagship.

Tiny Hong Kong cafe chain seals deal for six-country rollout

LHC Coffee from Hong Kong says it will open cafes in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippi...

Lazada merges logistics divisions under new name

Southeast Asian online marketplace Lazada has merged its logistics businesses into a single entity, Lazada Logistics.

Auckland Airport to build outlet mall with 100+ stores

Planned centre will have a footprint of 23,000sqm and generate an estimated 500 jobs.

Robot baristas to serve coffee at 30 Singapore train stations

Located in 5sqm retail spaces, the robots will have a cashless, contactless interface and can serve up to 200 cups of co...

Hong Kong’s Ztore bought out by TVB to create major online player

Hong Kong television network TVB has led a majority buyout of local e-commerce company Ztore, investing US$25.7m for a 7...

Amazon to test department stores in offline expansion

Department stores' share of the US retail market is at a record low, but Amazon sees an opportunity.

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