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Grana fashion expands across Asia

Grana fashion, specialising in “high-quality fashion at disruptive prices” is expanding into three new Asian markets this year from its Hong Kong base.

Kingsdown China plans 500 stores

Mattress maker Kingsdown has entered into a partnership with Roth Bedding Technology to open 500 new stores in China.

Lower tier boost for Sun Art

Chinese hypermarket operator Sun Art Retail Group has posted a 4.8 per cent increase in profit for 2014 as it expands its network into smaller cities.

Chow Tai Fook takes homeland hit

Hong Kong based jeweller Chow Tai Fook says sales in Hong Kong and Macau plunged 29 per cent over Lunar New Year, but rose in the mainland.

Ethan Allen China boost

Ethan Allen China has opened its 75th store selling its brand of North American home furnishings.

Giant Chengdu book store opens

Award-winning book retailer Fang Suo Commune has opened another stunning store – this time in Chengdu, China.

Savills to tenant Carrefour China

Savills has signed an agreement with Carrefour to sign up tenants for its new Siyuan Plaza, Carrefour’s first shopping centre in China.

China drives Osaka duty free boom

Osaka department stores are reporting three times the usual duty free sales to foreigners over Lunar New Year.

Ikea creates global mall company

Ikea Group has bought out its joint venture partner in Inter Ikea Centre Group with plans to expand its 45-strong shopping centre network.

China Jo-Jo boosts sales

China Jo-Jo Drugstores says its profits soared 19.5 per cent in the December quarter, with same store sales up 24.3 per cent.

Estee Lauder’s China flagship

Cosmetics brand Estée Lauder has revealed its largest flagship store in travel retail at China’s Haitang Bay.

Giant mall for CapitaMalls’ Suzhou Center

CapitaMalls Asia’s planned Suzhou Center will feature a world-record setting roof structure over a 340,000sqm, seven story retail complex.