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Kopi Kenangan eyes fast expansion after US$109 million investment

Southeast Asian non-franchise grab-and-go beverage retailer Kopi Kenangan has raised US$109 million in Series B funding led by the firm’s existing investor, Sequoia Capital.

Singapore homewares retailer Iuiga eyes Indonesian expansion

Singaporean homewares retailer Iuiga has received SG$10 million (US$7 million) in Series A funding from Indonesian conglomerate Konimex.

Alumak to provide working capital loans to Lazada’s online sellers

Lazada has partnered with Southeast Asian fintech startup Alumak to provide online merchants with working capital during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Four ways the Covid-19 pandemic will reshape shopping behaviour in Asia

Shopping behaviour in Asia will be redefined by the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research from retail solutions provider Tofugear, Digital Consumer in Asia 2020.

Zalora pursues sustainable fashion ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Zalora is positioning itself as the first online fashion retailer in Southeast Asia to create a sustainable fashion ecosystem, achieving positive change in environmental impact, and inspiring customers to shop in a more conscious way.

Asian consumer behaviour may change forever after Covid-19

New research has shown that some shifts in Asian consumer behaviour in response to the coronavirus outbreak could be lasting beyond the pandemic.

Indonesian retail sales slip in February

Indonesian retail sales declined by 0.8 per cent year on year during February, due to a decline in demand for clothing and less recreational spending.

Pomelo Cares programme launched to aid coronavirus fight

Asian omnichannel fashion brand Pomelo has launched Pomelo Cares, an initiative to support the community and frontline medical sector during the coronavirus pandemic.

Indonesian retail starts shutting down as coronavirus crisis worsens

The Indonesian retail sector has begun to shut down in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, with shopping centres and retail chains voluntarily closing the doors to non-essential categories.

Shiseido and Shopee partner to boost J-beauty in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Shopee is partnering with Shiseido Asia Pacific to propel the growth of Japanese beauty products in Southeast Asia.

Giordano to focus on global expansion as sales fall in greater China

Giordano group sales fell 11.9 per cent last year to US$624.6 million with sales at physical stores falling by 9.6 per cent and to franchisees by 24.2 per cent.

Southeast Asian smartphone sales defies global trend

Southeast Asian smartphone sales rose last year, bucking the global trend, according to new data from market research house GFK.