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% Arabica confirms Singapore launch

Kyoto-headquartered coffee chain % Arabica Coffee is to open its first store in Singapore.


Digital strategies boost Hong Kong Circle K sales

Digital and creative marketing strategies have been credited for rising sales at Hong Kong Circle K and Saint Honore stores.

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Travel retail boosts Shiseido sales and profits

Japanese beauty giant Shiseido Group has revealed strong sales revenue boosted by travel retail in its mid-year results.


@Cosme cosmetics to launch in Bangkok

Japan’s Istyle cosmetics teams up with Siam Piwat for @cosme stores in Bangkok.


Kappa parent China Dongxiang enjoys double-digit growth

China Dongxiang has recorded a 14.4 per cent increase in sales for the first-half year.

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Don Quijote eyes Seiyu – if it is for sale

Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote says it wants to buy Walmart’s Seiyu department store business in Japan.

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Japanese convenience store chains take fight to pharmacies

Japanese convenience store chains are boosting their healthcare offer to counter pharmacies.

Apple Kyoto

Apple Kyoto store will be Japan’s ninth

Apple Japan is about to open its ninth retail store.

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Pizza vending machine draws crowds in Hiroshima

An Italian-made pizza vending machine which runs 24-seven in Hiroshima is drawing wide attention on social media.

Cafe24 and Shibuya109

Cafe24 and Shibuya109 partner in O2O concept

Cafe24 and Shibuya109 have created a twin-country O2O concept.

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Japanese chain Chibo scouting for Asian opportunities

Japanese pancake-restaurant chain Chibo is expanding to new locations in Asia.


Japanese beauty brand Utena launches in Singapore

Japanese beauty brand Utena has launched in Singapore.


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