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Aeon Vietnam to build another Hanoi mall

Aeon Vietnam will invest US$280 million for its third property in the capital city, Hanoi.

Lawson Thailand plans expansion, targeting travel facilities

Saha Group is opening a new wave of Lawson Thailand convenience stores in subway stations and airports.

Japanese tax-free store operator Laox to expand in China

Japanese tax-free store operator Laox plans to raise US$94 million to expand its activities in China and boost its e-commerce footprint.

Asian expansion contributes to loss for luxury bag label Mulberry

Expansion into Asia has weighed on British luxury bag label Mulberry’s bottom line, but the company is confident the foray will bear fruit.

Line Friends hits Hollywood

Global character brand Line Friends opened its second and largest official US store last Saturday. The new Los Angeles store on Hollywood Blvd, which offers interactive photo zones and signature character merchandise, attracted more than 18,000 visitors on opening weekend. It features a large-scale retail space with a wide array of photo zones and Instagram-ready displays.

Global personal luxury goods market growth endures despite weakening consumer confidence

Global personal luxury goods market growth has reached a “new normal” pattern, following back-to-back years of strong performance in 2017 and 2018

L’Occitane profit soars after restructure

Hong Kong-listed beauty-products retailer L’Occitane is reaping the benefits of a restructure with profit up 21.8 per cent last financial year to €117.6 million.

Japanese retailers face declining sales as population shrinks

Declines in e-commerce activity and the nation’s population have seen Japanese retailers and restaurant owners downscaling their operations.

Muji to lower prices on 1100 household and grocery items

Muji household goods store operator Ryohin Keikaku will drop prices on around 1100 products from late August.

Japanese-born Pronto Caffe & Bar is opening in Singapore

Japanese-Italian cafe chain Pronto Caffe & Bar is opening in Singapore this week.

Futuristic Ikea robotic furniture to have world debut in Hong Kong

Ikea has developed a robotic furniture suite in collaboration with American start-up Ori that is set for roll-out first in Hong Kong.

Lush Tokyo store marks beauty brand’s largest yet in Asia

The new Lush Tokyo store opened on Saturday is the brand’s largest yet in Asia, a three-storey, 1240sqm flagship at Shinjuku.

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