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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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How H&M got glocal in Asia

As fast-fashion label H&M expands its focus both online and offline in Asia, the company is going glocal, tapping local models and creative partners.

Dairy Farm launches new Market Place store in Hong Kong

Dairy Farm launched its new Market Place fresh food and grocery store at Hong Kong’s Langham Place shopping centre today.

Apparel retailer Bossini reveals customer data hack

Hong Kong-based apparel retailer Bossini says its database of loyalty programme members and online customers was hacked earlier this month.

Loss-making Sa Sa will continue to cull stores if landlords won’t compromise

Beauty-products retailer Sa Sa International says it will continue to renegotiate rents and quit locations where it cannot get satisfactory rent reductions.

Superdry confirms China JV will be wound up

Superdry has confirmed an “amicable agreement” to end its Chinese joint venture with Trendy Group and will reassume full control of its brand there.

Struggling Bossini issues another profit warning

Troubled apparel retailer Bossini has issued another profit warning after reviewing 11 months of its trading year.

DC Super Heroes Cafe calls time in Singapore

Comic book-themed DC Super Heroes Cafe is to close down in Singapore after five years.

Oriental Watch issues profit warning

Slow-moving stock and falling sales due to the Covid-19 pandemic have prompted listed Hong Kong timepiece retailer Oriental Watch to issue a profit warning.

H&M sales decline 50 per cent in May quarter

H&M says its sales decline in May was slightly below expectations, and less dramatic than during March and April as stores began to reopen across Asia and Europe.

Online move limits damage to Cafe de Coral Group’s sales

Listed Hong Kong restaurant and catering operator Cafe de Coral Group managed to minimise the impact on sales during Covid-19 social-distancing restrictions by expanding its online and delivery operations.

Lululemon: the great survivor of Covid-19

Lululemon has emerged from the Covid-19 crisis as one of its greatest retail survivors, posting an operating surplus in the first quarter while almost all of its apparel contemporaries were bleeding red ink.

Guess Asia sales improve, but store closures loom

Guess Asia sales are recovering post Covid-19, but the company will be exiting some stores in the region when leases come up for renewal, as part of a worldwide network trim of 100 outlets.