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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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Convenience Retail Asia books $371 million gain from Circle K sale

The gain overshadowed a strong result from the business’ continuing operations which was up 84 per cent.

China retail sales rebound as consumers shrug off Covid-19

"The growth of main indicators is stable and macro indicators are in a reasonable range," says government spokesperson.

Foodpanda Hong Kong names new MD

Lai set to lead Foodpanda's expansion in groceries and catering alongside core food service.

Property deal set to save Le Saunda’s bottom line – updated

Further store rationalisation matched with rise in same-store sales.

Dairy Farm toughs out pandemic’s impact across Asia

Strong performances from supermarket businesses and joint ventures underpinned Singapore-listed company's performance.

Lunar New Year timing impacts Singapore retail sales in January

Online retailing within Singapore accounted for 12.1 per cent of overall retail sales.

Hong Kong retail sales down, but online’s share nearly doubles in a year

Online sales accounted for 7.3 per cent of total retail sales within Hong Kong - a 92.1-per-cent year-on- increase.

How Central Retail trumped European rivals in Vietnam

The Thai business may not have had much experience in international expansion, but it didn’t take long for it to strike ...

China’s Gome Retail warns of US$1 billion loss

The company’s sales for the December year fell by between 23 per cent and 29 per cent.

Online drives South Korean retail sales boost; Japan falters

In Japan, retail sales fell 2.4 per cent in January according to government data.