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Japan strongest market for Furla Asia

Furla has had a 38 per cent increase in travel-retail sales, with Japan the strongest market for Furla Asia..

Uniqlo Singapore gambling on three-storey store

Japanese casual-clothing chain Uniqlo Singapore is taking its biggest chance in Southeast Asia with a 2700 sqm space covering three floors on Orchard Road.

Alibaba Wine & Spirits Festival planned

An inaugural 9.9 Alibaba Global Wine & Spirits Festival will be held next week through Tmall.com.

Isetan to open Japan Store Kuala Lumpur

The Isetan Mitsukoshi Group will open a new specialty store, Isetan The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia at the end of October.

More stores in Asia for Guzman y Gomez

Mexican food chain Guzman y Gomez has done so well in Japan and Singapore it is planning more outlets.

More stores in Asia for Guzman y Gomez

Mexican food chain Guzman y Gomez has done so well in Japan and Singapore it is planning more outlets.

Samsonite Asia overcomes sluggish markets

Luggage brand Samsonite Asia has overcome “sluggish markets” around the region to record modest sales growth in the first half year.

Prada Asia heads online as sales slip

Prada Asia is turning to the internet to boost sales and arrest the decline driven by Chinese belt-tightening.

Asia leads Tiffany sales decline

Same-store Tiffany sales plunged 13 per cent in the six months in Asia-Pacific – excluding Japan.

Pizza Hut develops diet pizza range

Pizza Hut has teamed with Rizap, a Japanese company promoting nutrition and exercise, to create a ‘diet pizza’.

Uber Japan about to launch UberEats

Uber Japan is about to launch UberEats, advertising for bicycle and motorcycle couriers on its Facebook page.

Isetan Philippines in planning

An Isetan Philippines department store is slated to open in six years.