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Amazon expands anti-counterfeit project to Singapore

Amazon has expanded its anti-counterfeit program Project Zero to seven new countries, including Singapore and Australia.

Champion to launch sustainable streetwear collection, Re:Bound

Athletic apparel brand Champion is to launch a sustainable streetwear collection Re:Bound next month.

AuMake says Covid-19 fast-tracked digital and buy-now-pay-later plans

Daigou business AuMake said the closure of its physical stores fast-tracked the company’s online development, launching the Broadway Online platform which gained significant momentum during the quarter.

Ikea expands famous meatball range to include plant-based option

The Swedish retailer Ikea’s famous meatballs have gone vegetarian with a new plant-based option going on sale in Europe, and headed for Asia Pacific soon.

Australia’s Ultra Violette chooses Hong Kong for first offshore foray

Sunscreen brand Ultra Violette is to launch its Skinscreens range internationally with The Lane Crawford Joyce Group, its first retailer outside Australia.

Rising to the occasion: bakeries move upmarket

How artisan bakeries and patisseries are exciting the taste buds of consumers all over the world.

Havaianas invests $US50 million in Asian expansion plan

Undeterred by the advent of Covid-19, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is investing US$50 million into expansion of its retail footprint across Asia-Pacific between now and 2024.

AmorePacific buys into Australian luxury skincare brand

South Korean beauty firm AmorePacific has acquired a substantial minority stake in Australian luxury skincare brand Rationale.

Organic food trends during Covid-19

Australia has the world’s largest organic-certified area of land, so it comes as no surprise that 70 per cent of Australians buy some form of organic food, contributing to the nation’s organic industry worth A$2.6 billion (US$1.67 billion).

Lotte Duty Free to build Sydney CBD flagship

Lotte Duty Free is to open a flagship store in Sydney’s CBD early next year, planning to tap into the 4 million visitors to the city each year.

Sephora suspends makeup services as precautionary measure

Sephora has stopped offering custom makeovers in hundreds of stores across Asia-Pacific to protect customers and staff from coronavirus.

Typo Vietnam stores open as Australian stationer stretches its Asian reach

Typo Vietnam has launched its second store in Ho Chi Minh City, a month after making its debut in the country. Located at Crescent Mall, the new Typo Vietnam store features a wide collection of gifts, decor and travel accessories. The Australian stationery brand also offers special products featuring characters from Disney, Marvel…