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Burberry and Tencent to open social retail concept store in Shenzhen

Burberry and Tencent have forged an exclusive partnership to develop social retail in China.

Burberry shrugs off Hong Kong woes, delivering solid growth

British fashion house Burberry has reported sales and profit increases in the first half year, despite the turmoil in Hong Kong, one of its largest international markets.

Singapore startup PerroMart taps into soaring rate of pet ownership in Asia

Singaporean startup PerroMart has developed an online-to-offline solution for pet owners blending products, advice, accessories and even vet care and grooming.

HanesBrands plans to double Champion Asia store network

US apparel company HanesBrands plans to double its Champion Asia store network within two years.

Esprit results signal early signs of recovery

Embattled fashion retailer Esprit believes its first-quarter results prove its restructuring program is on track.

Harvey Norman first to launch Microsoft Synchronized Shopping software

Harvey Norman has become the world’s first retailer to launch a new AI-powered retail software concept the Microsoft Synchronized Shopping solution.

Galeries Lafayette Shanghai opens with three-week long festival

Galeries Lafayette Shanghai is mid-way through a three-week long opening celebration featuring art, technology, European brands and celebrities.

Vans, The North Face parent reports huge sales growth in China

VF Corporation – parent of brands including Vans and The North Face – says sales in China soared 20 per cent in the September quarter.

Hongkong Land launches bespoke services for tenants and shoppers

Retail landlord Hongkong Land has launched two premium added-value services for tenants and shoppers.

BestMart 360 targeted again as stores trashed across Kowloon

Discount-food retailer BestMart 360 was again targeted by protestors in the streets of Kowloon yesterday with a store trashed, but not looted.

Hong Kong street-front rents are down more than 50 per cent from their peak

Hong Kong street-front rents have plunged by 54 per cent from their peak in the first quarter of 2013, according to data from real-estate advisor Savills.

Aldi China opens three more pilot stores

Discount grocer Aldi has opened three more stores in China, taking its fledgling network to five.