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Tosu Premium Outlets near Fukuoka expanded

Mitsubishi Estate-Simon has expanded its premier outlet mall, Tosu Premium Outlets.

Hong Kong protests taint solid Dairy Farm results

Ongoing restructuring is impacting on Dairy Farm International’s grocery and convenience sales – but total group income is up.

Accor and Alibaba form strategic partnership

International hospitality group Accor and e-commerce giant Alibaba have entered a strategic partnership to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs.

Culture Cartel returns next month, boosting the profile of street culture and brands

The second Culture Cartel Asian street culture festival is set to be held from December 6 to 8.

Robinsons Retail profit dips despite sales growth

Robinsons Retail reported a drop in profits during its third quarter despite significant growth in net sales.

Taipei Adidas pop up features capsule collection with Descendant

Wtaps founder Tetsu Nishiyama’s casual label Descendant has released a collaboration with Adidas.

Amazon deal with India’s BookMyShow helps build ‘super app’

Amazon’s partnership with BookMyShow in India will bring it one step closer to becoming super app, says GlobalData.

Bata India opens its largest experiential store outlet yet, in Mumbai

Footwear retailer Bata India has opened a 6000sqft experiential outlet in Infiniti Mall, Malad. The store hosts a large Sneaker Studio, an extensive fashion footwear and handbags collection, workwear ranges for men and women among others. A highlighted feature is the outlet’s Happy Feet Centre for specialised foot care services, such as 3D foot scanning, an on-site podiatrist and a premium shoe laundry. …

Hyundai and partner make clothing from recycled car-seat waste

Hyundai Motor Group and affiliate Hyundai Transys have debuted a series of fashion collaborations created from recycled car seat waste.

Alibaba’s Singles Day next week will be ‘grander than ever’ predicts analyst

While eye-popping sales numbers have become routine for Alibaba’s Singles Day on 11.11, Forrester senior analyst Xiaofeng Wang expects this year’s event will be “grander than ever”.

Malaysia’s The Weld shopping centre for sale

Great Eastern Life Assurance Malaysia will sell the Menara Weld office building and The Weld Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

Suning.com boosts sales, outlines Carrefour plans

Chinese O2O retailer Suning.com says sales from its online platforms and physical stores rose by 24.27 per cent in the third quarter, reaching RMB 171.43 billion (US$24.4 billion).