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Sunil Tuli takes over presidency of Aptra

Sunil Tuli, group CEO of King Power Group (Hong Kong) has taken over the presidency of Aptra (Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association) after the resignation of Grant Fleming.

JD promises one-hour delivery with Dada Group

Chinese e-commerce platform JD has partnered with Dada Group to provide one-hour delivery services of daily necessities to JD customers.

Work-from-home trend fuels boom in home-furnishing sales

Sales of home-furnishing products in Singapore have more than doubled in the two months spanning February 1 to March 31.

Starbucks unveils financial support for staff in Asia

Global coffee giant Starbucks has announced a US$10 million fund to support its employees around the world impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Japan’s Lixil Group launches online in China with JD

Japanese housing equipment company Lixil Group has launched a flagship store on JD, where it will showcase four of its brands: Grohe, American Standard.

Coronavirus claims famed shoe designer Sergio Rossi

Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi has succumbed to the coronavirus at the age of 84.

Fashion retailers commit to supporting Covid-19 causes

Numerous international fashion retailers have pledged to support causes related to the coronavirus outbreak as the pandemic continues.

Indonesian retail sales slip in February

Indonesian retail sales declined by 0.8 per cent year on year during February, due to a decline in demand for clothing and less recreational spending.

South Korean online grocery-delivery startup Kurly wins US$150m funding

South Korean premium grocery delivery e-commerce firm Kurly has procured funding of US$150 million from its existing investors.

Singapore malls waive rents as shutdown commences

Singapore mall operators are waiving rents for tenants as the city state enters a shutdown period to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Alibaba promises ‘spring thunder’ to support SMEs during the coronavirus crisis

Alibaba group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang has launched the “2020 Spring Thunder Initiative” to help small and medium businesses ride out the coronavirus pandemic.

Thai grocery wholesaler Loxley pivots to delivery

Thai grocery wholesaler Loxley is pivoting to delivery services as the coronavirus pandemic continues.