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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…

Wrapping up Summer 2019: A grocery trend report from IRI

The Australian Summer is not just about the Christmas, New Year and Australia Day period. It is also the biggest time of year for in and out-of-home entertaining as many people take advantage of the sunny weather. Justin Nel, Lead Consultant at IRI recaps the three hottest grocery and summer entertaining trends from 2019 that manufacturers should consider in the New Year. Good for me, good for the planet …

Australian barista Paul Bassett set to expand South Korean coffee business

A decade after launching in South Korea, Australian Paul Bassett plans to make the most of a “positive evolution” in the local coffee culture, expanding his brand partnership with a local dairy company. Paul Bassett teamed with Maeil Dairies Co to launch a coffee brand named after him in 2009 – just at the time local consumers were starting to embrace specialty coffee. Their vision was to target the growing high-end coffee …

4Fingers chicken heading to Australia

Singapore’s innovative casual-dining brand 4Fingers is about to open three outlets in Australia.

Investors line up for Speed Apparel

A public offer by Speed Apparel has netted about HK$37.1 million (US$4.7 million).

DMP taking full control of Domino’s Pizza Japan

Private equity firm Bain Capital is to exit Domino’s Pizza Japan.

Boost for Australian health products in China

Chinese retail outlets will soon be hosting stores-in-stores for Australian health products, packaged food and wine.

Sonova Asia Pacific opens training institute

Sonova Asia Pacific is hoping its new international training institute will help drive hearing-aid sales in China.