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Love, Bonito to open in Funan

E-commerce fashion Love, Bonito will launch its third and largest physical store, at Funan mall.

Alibaba seals deal for AliExpress Russia

Alibaba Group has formed a US$2 billion joint venture AliExpress Russia to create a major e-commerce venture in the Russian-speaking market.

Waterstones parent to buy Barnes & Noble

The parent of British bookseller Waterstones, Elliott Management, will purchase Barnes & Noble for about US$683 million.

Parkson Holdings renews China store lease

Parkson Holdings’ Beijing operation Parkson Retail Development has extended a department store lease in the city until the end of 2021.

Tokopedia expands delivery promise to foil rivals

Indonesian e-commerce company Tokopedia is expanding its one-day delivery guarantee to almost all of its products as it prepares to battle Amazon and other foreign rivals.

Unmanned pop-up store Unboxed by Singtel opens

An unmanned 24/7 pop-up store Unboxed by Singtel has opened at 20 Pickering Street.

Clarks opens first dual concept store

Clarks has opened its first dual concept store at Suntec City Singapore.

Futuristic Ikea robotic furniture to have world debut in Hong Kong

Ikea has developed a robotic furniture suite in collaboration with American start-up Ori that is set for roll-out first in Hong Kong.

Online FMCG sales to soar by 163 per cent in four years, says IGD

Online FMCG sales are forecast to grow 163 per cent by 2023 across major markets, according to IGD.

Versace to expand Asian store network and range

Versace will open its largest store yet in China this week, part of a concerted plan by the fashion label’s new owners to expand its footprint globally.

Fitting rooms: the tiny space where purchasing decisions are made

Fitting rooms are the small but mighty spaces in a retail store where customers actually make purchasing decisions…

Golden Week visitor surge should have benefited retailers

Soaring numbers of Mainland Chinese tourists over Golden Week should have boosted retailers in the lower sectors of the market.