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Filipino telco unveils new retail concept

Globe Telecom has simultaneously opened the first three stores in a new retail format named Generation 3. The Globe Gen3 format was designed by Tim Kobe, founder and CEO of Eight, Inc, whose most famous work is the Apple Store in New York. Globe says the colourful stores designed to engage with customers, set a new global standard in telco retail experience. The first three opened in SM North Edsa, Quezon City, Manila and in Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro. “The Globe Gen3 stores w…

Da Paolo Gastronomia: Everyday Italian indulgence

Paragon shopping centre on Singapore’s Orchard Rd has long been a drawcard for the city’s more discerning shoppers. Now a new eatery adds a new dimension to the upmarket mall – and a stunning example of retail design. Da Paolo Gastronomia has opened a concept store inside Paragon, which combines a takeaway meal solutions offer with a sit down cafe area. Open D Group subsidiary Retail Access was asked to design the store, intended as a pilot for roll-out in other locations in the c…

Samsung Opens Galaxy Lifestyle Store in Beijing

Samsung has unveiled its first Galaxy Lifestyle Store in China. Located in the landmark Beijing building The Place, the new Lifestyle Store “enables the convergence of mobile technology and lifestyle to deliver a uniquely valuable experience for consumers looking to experiment with and purchase Samsung products,” the company explains. “The Samsung Galaxy Lifestyle store is located in the cultural hub of Beijing, offering unique activities and personalized experiences for customers,…

Inside Paul Smith’s Bangkok stunner

Funky UK fashion brand Paul Smith has opened a new store in Thailand’s capital inside the luxury Central Embassy mall. The retailer has distributed images showing the complex and stunning design of the spacious store on the new centre’s ground floor. The design more than holds it own against super luxury brands it shares the neighbourhood with, like Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu. The store has an uncustomary large glass frontage affording broad views inside the store which is colourful, inn…

Chic French brand chooses Hong Kong

French underwear and swimwear brand Le Slip Francais has opened its first standalone store in Asia. The company chose Hong Kong for its first regional solo brand store, because in the words of CEO and founder Guillaume Gibault, “Hong Kong is our hometown”. And already the brand is preparing to expand into South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. “We’ve done a few great collaborations with bigger brands such as Agnes b. Last year, we started working with Agnes b in Hong Kong and seeing…

Japanese chocolate retailer expands

Royce’, the Japanese confectionery brand, will debut in India’s capital this month. After a successful launch in Mumbai and Bangalore, Royce’ will now open its fourth Indian store at Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj in Delhi. Founded in 1983 in northern Japan, Royce’ boasts a wide and unique offer that follows one underlying theme: chocolate products rich in flavour, textures, complexity and creativity.  The brand was launched in Mumbai in July 2013 with its first store at Palladium, Lower Pa…

Fine liquor retail expo in Singapore

Travel retailer DFS Group is hosting Asia’s largest retail exhibition of fine wine, Champagne and spirits in Singapore. Scheduled for November 8, ‘Masters of Wines and Spirits’ will showcase the rarest and finest wine, Champagne and spirits in the world. This year, DFS has curated a collection of over 80 pieces from 65 of the world’s most legendary houses – the largest and most diverse collection in the history of this annual event. Centred around the idea that entertaining at home is …

Thai retailer joins Hall of Fame

One of Thailand most well-known retail personalities has been inducted into the World Retail Congress Hall of Fame. Sudhitham Chirathivat of Central Group helped grow the businesses begun by his father to become one of the biggest family-owned business conglomerates in the country and one of the most important in the region. Its interests span department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, hard-line products from home decor, electrical to sporting goods, shopping malls, and five-star ho…

Coke launches Asian sustainability campaign

Coca-Cola has partnered with Ogilvy & Mather China to launch a new retail campaign, as part of its global sustainability program.

A place to dwell

Whoever said bookshops don’t have a future clearly hasn’t seen a stunning new concept in Guangzhou, China.

Sa Sa opens superstore

Sa Sa’s largest store in Asia is now open for business in Hong Kong.

Louis Vuitton opens first China maison

Louis Vuitton opens its first China maison at Plaza 66, Shanghai. 


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