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FamilyMart set to test robotic c-store staff

FamilyMart will this month deploy a robot which vaguely resembles a kangaroo to stack sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store.

H&M suspends employees over use of racial slur

H&M says it has suspended a number of employees over the use of a racial slur relating to the name of a hat to be sold through its & Other Stories brand.

SM takings tumble due to Covid-19 pandemic

Philippines investments firm SM has brought in the equivalent of US$142.6 million in revenues during the first six months of the year.

Asian online shoppers are visiting more sites before buying; spending more

Savvy Southeast Asian consumers are shop-hopping across 5.2 online sites before making a purchasing decision, up from an average of 3.8 sites last year.

Singapore competition regulator drops probe into food-delivery services

Singapore’s competition regulator has effectively cleared the activities of food-delivery platforms and dark kitchens in the city state after a 10-month probe.

VF Corp names new China chief

US apparel firm VF Corp has appointed Winnie Ma as its new president for Greater China.

Covid-19 will strip US$95.4bn from Apac apparel market, says GlobalData

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to cost the apparel and footwear industries in the Apac region US$95.4 billion short of projections for this year.

SaSa teams with Boutir to develop personal online stores for sales staff

In partnership with Boutir, SaSa has set up personal online stores for its beauty consultants to provide a new sales channel for customer-facing staff.

Japan retail sales fall in June

Japanese retail sales have fallen by 1.2 per cent during the month of June over statistics for the same month last year.

Dairy Farm, Jardine & Hang Seng Bank launch joint rewards programme, Yuu

Hong Kong’s Dairy Farm Group and partners Jardine Restaurant Group and Hang Seng Bank have launched a loyalty programme covering more than 10 retail brands, called Yuu Rewards.

How CPG brands are shifting to Direct-to-Consumer: trends and opportunities

During the past few months as the global pandemic continued, enforced isolation saw many consumer packaged goods (CPGs) companies move to a direct-to-consumer (DTC) online model out of necessity.

Suning to shut half of its Laox store network in Japan

Japanese electronics retailer Laox is to shut half of its stores in Japan as its customer base dried up due to Covid-19 social-distancing.