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Cartier flagship opens on Tmall Luxury Pavilion

A Cartier flagship has opened on Alibaba’s premium Tmall Luxury Pavilion, becoming first Richemont-owned business to launch a standalone boutique on the site. “The Tmall Flagship boutique marks a milestone within the Maison’s longstanding presence in China, reflecting the inheritance of the pioneering spirit embedded in the Maison’s DNA,” said Cyrille Vigneron, president and CEO at Cartier International.

Hong Kong’s CitySuper evaluating sale options

Hong Kong-based firm The Fenix Group may sell its majority shareholding in high-end supermarket operator Hong Kong’s CitySuper Group. According to Bloomberg, if potential buyers show interest in the stake, it may be worth between US$300 and $400 million. Any potential purchaser at this time will inherit a business in the midst of Hong Kong’s first depression in a decade, and wit…

OnTheList reveals 2020 plans while marking fourth anniversary

OnTheList says it will focus on raising awareness of sustainability in the minds of both the retail industry and consumers and open permanent showrooms in Shanghai, Taipei and Singapore this year.

Luckin Coffee moves into the vending-machines market

China’s largest coffee chain Luckin Coffee is moving into the vending machines market, in part funding by a US$821 funding round.

Tumi signs major sponsorship of esports

Tumi, the international travel and lifestyle brand, has committed to a seven-figure partnership with One Esports, which will be running events online and an invitational series in Singapore.

H&M unveils Chinese New Year collection

A new H&M Chinese New Year collection has been launched, celebrating the Year of the Rat, and featuring more than 100 items.

Building social currency through design in the new digital era

Building brand authenticity and social currency through design is a defining movement for retail property owners.

6ixty8ight opens first store in Mongolia as China expansion ramps up

Hong Kong-headquartered lingerie brand 6ixty8ight has launched its first outlet in Mongolia and says it aims to open 16 more outlets in China this month.

Miniso Philippines opens its 100th store

Miniso Philippines has opened a new store at Estancia Mall, marking its 100th store in the country.

Luckin Coffee overtakes Starbucks in China

Luckin Coffee has now become the largest coffee chain in China, surpassing Starbucks in terms of number of locations.

Mumuso eyes rapid expansion in India

Discount Chinese merchandise chain Mumuso is set to expand in India and is currently seeking potential franchise partners

Cheese-tea chain Machi Machi to launch in Singapore

Machi Machi, the Taiwanese cheese-tea chain which went viral after featuring in a music video of Mandopop king Jay Chou, is set to debut in Singapore.