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Miniso eyes expansion in Australia

Chinese discount retailer Miniso aims to open up to 300 stores across Australia.

Victoria’s Secret China flagship openings imminent

Limited Brands is about to open two full-range Victoria’s Secret stores in China.

Singles’ Day inspires O2O shopping festival

Hong Kong will launch a citywide O2O shopping festival this year.

Truly Electronics buys into LeEco subsidiary

Hong Kong’s Truly Electronics has acquired a 2.3 per cent stake in LeEco Zhixin Electronic Technology.

China raids net $120m of counterfeit cosmetics

Police in eastern China have seized counterfeit cosmetics with a street value of about US$120 million.

Hard Rock Hotel tuning up for China

Mainland China’s first Hard Rock Hotel opens in Shenzhen this year.

Tag Heuer on Tmall

The opening of Tag Heuer on Tmall takes to five the number of LVMH units to have a presence on the Alibaba-owned site.

Alibaba tipped to buy RT-Mart China

Alibaba Group has declined to comment on Chinese media reports it plans to acquire RT-Mart China.

Hudson Travel bookstores launch at Chengdu airport

Dufry has launched Hudson Travel bookstores with eight outlets at Chengdu’s airport.

Coffee Craft cafe takes culture to Beijing suburbs

Beijing’s new Coffee Craft cafe takes coffee culture to the capital’s suburbs.

Lotte Duty Free sales up 25 per cent

Lotte Duty Free has reported a 26 per cent increase in turnover to W5.9 trillion (US$5.1 billion) for last year.

Mattel-Alibaba partnership targets Tiger Moms

A new Mattel-Alibaba partnership will target Tiger Moms in promoting the importance of play in childhood development.