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Acne Studios re-opens Tokyo concept store

Fashion brand Acne Studios has reopened its Shibuya concept store in Tokyo to coincide with the launch of a new collection.

Sogo Malaysia opens at Shah Alam’s Central I-City

A second Sogo Malaysia department store has launched at Central I-City shopping centre in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Greater China, South Korea drive Uniqlo sales despite warm winter

Heavy discounting necessary to offload winter stock has hit Uniqlo sales.

@Cosme flagship store opens on Tmall

Japanese beauty portal Istyle has launched an @Cosme flagship store on Chinese e-commerce platform Tmall.

Aeon China to launch self-serve smart store technology

Aeon China is set to launch a self-service store network equipped with technology to anticipate what a customer will buy upon entry.

Parkson Vietnam revamps Ho Chi Minh City flagship

Parkson Vietnam has kicked off the renovation of its Saigon Tourist Plaza flagship in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

Japanese lingerie brand Wacoal boosts India presence

Premium Japanese lingerie brand Wacoal will invest around US$14.5 million over three years to boost its presence in India.

Japan’s small retailers gain global e-commerce platform

Japanese small retailers are to gain a global e-commerce platform through a government venture and foreign online partners.

Mister Donut China to close as trading sours

Mister Donut China will soon be no more, Japan’s largest donut chain calling time there after losses mount.

Japanese burger chain Mos opens Hong Kong concept store

Japanese burger chain Mos Food Services has opened its first overseas Japan-themed outlet in Hong Kong.

Tower Records Tokyo goes all in on vinyl

The Tower Records Tokyo store in Shinjuku is cashing in on the Japanese market’s resurgence of interest in vinyl records.

Greater China fuels record sales for Tiffany & Co

Tiffany & Co has reported worldwide net sales rose by 7 per cent to a record US$4.4 billion last year.


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