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L’Oreal to take over Prada beauty-products business

Italian luxury fashion house Prada has appointed French cosmetics company L’Oreal to develop its fragrance business starting next month.

What the new JD superstore says about the future of e-commerce

On Singles Day this year, China’s largest online retailer JD.com launched a 50,000 sqm JD superstore in Chongqing, Mainland China. Nicknamed the E-Space store, the massive, 5G-equipped high-tech complex is designed to flex JD’s strengths in retail technology, logistics, and services. More than 30,000 customers crammed into the store, purchasing over 10 million RMB worth of products t…

Muji loses Chinese trademark infringement case

A Chinese court has ruled Japanese retailer Muji must pay RMB626,000 (US$89,000) and apologise to a local firm after losing a trademark-infringement case.

Mars and AI at forefront in bizarre SKP Beijing department store

Chinese department store SKP-S has launched a futuristic ‘retail experience space’ in South Beijing this month featuring robotic sheep, martians and kinetic penguins.

Australian fashion label Tony Bianco to launch in China

Australian fashion brand Tony Bianco is launching its first international location in Beijing.

H&M’s Cos China to launch clothing rentals with YCloset

H&M Group’s higher-end clothing brand Cos is to trial renting out its clothes in China through rental platform YCloset.

Dalian Wanda to open 17 malls this month

Chinese real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group will reportedly open 17 shopping centres this month.

Zhuhai retail and entertainment hub Novotown launched

Hong Kong’s Lai Sun Group has launched an integrated tourism and entertainment hub located in central Hengqin.

Tiffany in ‘a difficult position’ on lacklustre Hong Kong, home market sales

Both overall and comparable-store sales growth at Tiffany came in flat during the last quarter, neither metric helped by the challenges in Hong Kong which overshadowed strong trading in the Chinese mainland.

Oriental Times Plaza in Anshan nearing completion

Anshan Tianxing Investment Development is preparing to open its Oriental Times Plaza in Anshan, a city in eastern China.

Asia will account for 45 per cent of global retail sales next year

The retail market is expected to slow down next year, but Asia will account for 45 per cent of global retail sales, according to a new report from economic and business research group The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Singapore retail trust BHG buys Beijing mall

BHG Retail Real Estate is seeking to purchase has proposed to acquire 58,348sqm Beijing outlet mall Badaling Outlets for SGD455 million (US$333.3 million).