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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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Ikea services foray boosts loyalty and sales

New Ikea services such as assembly are boosting the flatpack furniture specialist’s sales and customer loyalty.

Tru Kids emerges from ashes of Toys R Us

Toys R Us in North America has been reborn a year after its collapse as Tru Kids.

Gucci powers record Kering sales

Gucci drove a massive boost in luxury group Kering’s sales last year.

L’Oreal Asia Pacific sales soar, overtaking North America

L’Oreal Asia Pacific sales soared by a staggering 24.1 per cent on a like-for-like basis last year.

Zara logo gets the squeeze – but why?

The Zara logo has been squeezed – and it’s hard to find anyone who approves…

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands sets new revenue record

Revenue for The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands set a new record last year as the centre achieved an occupancy rate of 95.4 per cent.

CapitaLand Retail China income up after tenant reshuffles

CapitaLand Retail China boosted its distributable income by 9.4 per cent last year.

Courts Asia posts third-quarter loss as Malaysian sales tank

Takeover target Courts Asia had a forgettable third quarter, reporting a net loss of S$171,000 – a stark contrast to the $3.51 million profit for the same period a year earlier.

Apple retail chief steps down

Within hours of the announcement that Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts was to leave the role in April, speculation was rife as to where she is headed.

KFC overshadows Pizza Hut in Yum China results

An aggressive store rollout program is helping Yum China achieve sales growth, but its Pizza Hut business continues to struggle.

Nike Air Max 270 sole design offends Muslims

Angry Muslims are demanding Nike recalls an Air Max shoe it claims is “blasphemous”.

Shandong Ruyi buys global Lycra business

Chinese textile and retail investment company Shandong Ruyi has bought the US-based Lycra business for an undisclosed sum.