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HanesBrands plans to double Champion Asia store network

US apparel company HanesBrands plans to double its Champion Asia store network within two years.

Alipay now available for overseas visitors to China

International travellers can now use mobile payments in China as Alipay has launched a new version of its payment app designed for short-term overseas visitors.

British streetwear label Palace opens Shanghai pop-up

British skate and streetwear label Palace is building brand awareness in China with a pop-up shop opening inside the Arkham nightclub in Shanghai.

Hyundai and partner make clothing from recycled car-seat waste

Hyundai Motor Group and affiliate Hyundai Transys have debuted a series of fashion collaborations created from recycled car seat waste.

Alibaba’s Singles Day next week will be ‘grander than ever’ predicts analyst

While eye-popping sales numbers have become routine for Alibaba’s Singles Day on 11.11, Forrester senior analyst Xiaofeng Wang expects this year’s event will be “grander than ever”.

Asia Pacific to drive global travel-retail sales

A new report has shown that the Asia Pacific region will continue to be a major driver of global duty-free and travel-retail sales.

Suning.com boosts sales, outlines Carrefour plans

Chinese O2O retailer Suning.com says sales from its online platforms and physical stores rose by 24.27 per cent in the third quarter, reaching RMB 171.43 billion (US$24.4 billion).

Fourth-quarter Alibaba revenue surges 40 per cent

Alibaba revenue rose to US$16.91 billion in the September quarter, 40 per cent above the $12.1 billion during the same period last year.

Singapore’s Qoo10 merges with Indian e-commerce company Shopclues

Indian e-commerce company Shopclues is merging with Singapore-based e-commerce company Qoo10.

Starbucks China same-store sales growth accelerates in fourth quarter

Starbucks China same-store sales grew at 5 per cent in the latest quarter, while its store network is up 17 per cent year on year.

Estee Lauder Asia sales rose 24 per cent in latest quarter

Estee Lauder Asia Pacific sales rose 24 per cent in the latest quarter – a stark contrast to the cosmetics giant’s US performance, where revenue fell 6 per cent.

Skechers flagship opens in Shanghai Disneytown

A Skechers flagship has opened in Shanghai Disney Resort, dubbed the Skechers Kids Brand Experience.