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Thailand, China tie-up for Japan’s FamilyMart UNY?

Japan’s FamilyMart UNY Holdings is considering partnering with Charoen Pokphand Group and China’s Citic.FamilyMart, Citic, Charoen Pokphand, Circle K, Sunkus, Seven & I, 7-Eleven

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Hermes sales hit €2 billion for first half

Hermes sales reached €2.7 billion for its first six months, up 11 per cent.

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Uniqlo releasing JW Anderson collaborative range

A JW Anderson collaborative range will roll out at Uniqlo stores and at Uniqlo.com in September.

Urban Revivo

Urban Revivo signs lease for London store

Urban Revivo is stepping outside Asia with a store planned for Westfield London.

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Line Friends lining up in Times Square

Line Friends characters arrive in the US tomorrow with a store at Times Square in New York City.

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Jakarta shopping mall business ‘still promising’

Jakarta shopping malls are still a promising business despite online retailing becoming popular, says Colliers International Group.


Philippine retail industry booming

The Philippine retail industry is expected to account for a fifth of the country’s overall economic output in the next decade.

Asics Tiger

Asics New Zealand launches in Auckland

Asics New Zealand has opened its first retail store in Auckland – one of only nine concept stores for the brand.

Mister Donut

Court pulls plug on Mister Donut Korea

A court has ordered the Mister Donut Korea chain to stop using the brand.

85°C Bakery Cafe - 1000th store

Houston liftoff for 85°C Bakery Cafe’s 1000th store

Taiwanese bakery 85°C Bakery Cafe has opened its 1000th store worldwide, in Houston.


Tencent Holdings targets Malaysia for local payments

Tencent Holdings has applied for a licence in Malaysia to offer local payment services via its WeChat Pay.

Muji hotel

Muji hotel being planned for Ginza

A Muji hotel is planned for Tokyo’s Ginza district.


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