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Wedgwood opens tea-room experience in China

Vintage ceramics firm Wedgwood has opened a new pilot store at The MixC Luohu mall in Chinese Shenzhen.

Burberry bullish on Asian prospects as China, South Korea recover

Fashion label Burberry is optimistic about a post-Covid-19 recovery as sales began to return to normal in Asia during the June quarter.

Chow Tai Fook finds sales respite as Mainland China gets back to business

Hong Kong jeweller Chow Tai Fook says the reopening of retail stores in Mainland China eased the company’s sales decline in the June quarter.

Featured store: Basic Coffee in Beijing

Interior design company Office AIO used a series of orchestrated “framed views” to create the layout of Basic Coffee in Beijing.

Swatch cuts 2400 jobs, speeds up Hong Kong store cull

Swatch Group has cut about 2400 jobs, its biggest cull in at least three decades, and will trim its store network as the Swiss watchmaker recorded its first ever loss.

SaSa sales plunge 68 per cent due to Covid-19 freezing tourism

Beauty-products retailer Sa Sa International saw sales plunge 67.9 per cent in the June quarter due to the collapse in mainland tourist arrivals in the city.

Harmay teams with Chinese designer Masha Ma

Chinese fashion retailer Harmay has entered into a collaboration with local designer Masha Ma.

Luckin Coffee names new chairman and CEO after founder ousted

Luckin Coffee has named Jinyi Guo as chairman and CEO as the Chinese chain tries to move past an accounting scandal that nearly brought it down.

Nike introduces Nike Rise concept store in China

Sneaker giant Nike has introduced its new retail concept Nike Rise in Guangzhou, China.

Havaianas invests $US50 million in Asian expansion plan

Undeterred by the advent of Covid-19, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is investing US$50 million into expansion of its retail footprint across Asia-Pacific between now and 2024.

Bottega Veneta opens ‘invisible store’ in Shanghai

Kering label Bottega Veneta has just opened its first pop-up store post-Covid-19 at Shanghai’s Plaza 66 Mall, dubbed the ‘invisible store’.

Eslite Shenzhen store closes after Covid-19 woes

Taiwanese bookstore Eslite is closing its operations in Shenzhen following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.