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Singapore competition regulator drops probe into food-delivery services

Singapore’s competition regulator has effectively cleared the activities of food-delivery platforms and dark kitchens in the city state after a 10-month probe.

New Tokyo Starbucks cafe features space for people to focus

Starbucks Japan has teamed with Think Lab to launch a store concept in Tokyo where customers can “focus”.

Starbucks South Korea opens its largest store yet

Starbucks South Korea has opened its largest store yet, celebrating the brand’s 21st anniversary in the country.

Groceries, furnishings underpin profit for Dairy Farm Group

Declining health-and-beauty and convenience-store sales and a subdued Maxim’s food business took the shine off Dairy Farm Group’s first half year.

Starbucks sales soured by Covid-19

Fiscal third quarter results for international coffee giant Starbucks show a drop in sales globally – partially offset by increases in average ticket – as the firm continues to battle a poor business climate heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Yum China committed to network growth despite Covid-19’s impact on sales

Not even a deadly pandemic is slowing Yum China’s rapid expansion programme, with the company on track to open 850 stores this year.

Dairy Farm, Jardine & Hang Seng Bank launch joint rewards programme, Yuu

Hong Kong’s Dairy Farm Group and partners Jardine Restaurant Group and Hang Seng Bank have launched a loyalty programme covering more than 10 retail brands, called Yuu Rewards.

Owndays partners with Wagyumafia to launch new eyewear range

Eyewear retailer Owndays has launched a new sunglass range branded Chateaubriand in collaboration with restaurant brand Wagyumafia.

Locals help reboot Macau retail and restaurant trade

Supportive measures for the Macau retail and restaurant trade resulted in a mild improvement in business during May, according to official data.

Craze for Starbucks Korea’s reward items appears unstoppable

Amid the hype for Starbucks Korea’s small suitcases offered under its reward programme, customers’ competition to get camping chairs, another promotional item, ran high this week ahead of an end to the seasonal event.

South Korean sandwich chain Isaac Toast expands in Hong Kong

Renowned for being ‘the breakfast staple of Koreans’, sandwich chain Isaac Toast has just opened its second store in Hong Kong – seven months since its debut at Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza.

Ikea expands famous meatball range to include plant-based option

The Swedish retailer Ikea’s famous meatballs have gone vegetarian with a new plant-based option going on sale in Europe, and headed for Asia Pacific soon.