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‘Jeweller to the stars’ Mouawad eyes Asian rollout

Dubai- and Geneva-headquartered Mouawad Group – dubbed jewellers to the stars – is planning to open stores across Asia.

Hong Kong restaurants bounce back in final quarter of 2019

Hong Kong restaurants appear to have shrugged off the worst of the impact from the city’s social unrest in the final quarter of last year,

Luk Fook upbeat despite plans to trim Hong Kong store network

Hong Kong-headquartered Luk Fook group has followed its archrival Chow Tai Fook in revealing plans to shutter stores in the territory’s tourist areas.

Watsons China launches WeChat Work and Cloud stores

Health-and-beauty retailer Watsons has partnered with Tencent’s WeChat Work platform to establish an online presence and launch cloud-based WeChat stores this quarter.

Jeanswest enters voluntary administration due to online pressure

The Australian business of Hong Kong-owned apparel retailer Jeanswest has entered voluntary administration, due to the difficult trading conditions facing the clothing retail market Down Under.

Yum China prepares to list in Hong Kong

Pizza Hut and KFC restaurant operator Yum China is preparing for a second listing in Hong Kong.

Ignoring AI in retail will cost market share and sales, warns expert

AI in retail has grown beyond a mysterious buzzword to a tool for revolution in retail – but adoption rates are lagging other industries.

Redress Design Award launches 10th competition cycle

Environmental NGO Redress has opened the Redress Design Award 2020, the 10th cycle of its sustainable fashion design competition.

Tom n Toms Hong Kong collapses, shutters all stores

Tom n Toms Hong Kong has shuttered all five of its stores after the South Korean coffee chain’s local franchise went into liquidation. Following news of its Myanmar expansion plans, the popular South Korean cafe eventually could not withstand the pressures on Hong Kong’s depressed retail market. Tom n Toms Hong Kong launched in 2016 and had outlets at Tuen Muen Town Plaza, Tsim T…

No respite likely for Hong Kong-based retailers

Hong Kong-based retailers will continue to face tough times as domestic and international issues impact the economy according to a leading analyst.

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…

Tsuchiya Kaban is now open at K11 Art Mall

Japanese handcrafted-leather brand Tsuchiya Kaban has opened a store in Hong Kong’s K11 Art Mall.