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Moena Cafe Taiwan registered in Hawaii

Hawaii brunch restaurant Moena Cafe has registered a new business under the name “Moena Cafe Taiwan”.

Bidding disappoints McDonald’s Corporation

McDonald’s Corporation says it is struggling to attract the calibre of bidders it wants for its China/Hong Kong franchise.

Big boost in customer engagement via social media

Social media is now being heavily used by brands and businesses for customer engagement, according to a GFK report.

Big boost in customer engagement via social media

Social media is now being heavily used by brands and businesses for customer engagement, according to a GFK report.

Tokyo tea taxis drive marketing message

Tokyo tea taxis offer more than a comfortable trip from A to B.

Miniso Vietnam to debut in August

The first three Miniso Vietnam stores are scheduled to open in August, with 200 planned within five years.

Social e-tailer launches BuyMa US

Japan’s Enigmo has launched an English version of its BuyMa shopping website, BuyMa US.

Muji US to test suburbs

Japanese lifestyle brand Muji US will trial suburban retail when it opens in New Jersey’s Westfield Garden State Plaza.

Asian bargain-hunters behave differently by country

Asian bargain-hunters shop differently by market, according to new research.

LF Beauty to exploit Asian beauty boom

LF Beauty is seeking to cash in on soaring demand for beauty products in China and Southeast Asia.

Uniqlo Canada stores about to launch

Japanese lifestyle retailer Uniqlo Canada is close to opening its first two stores, in Toronto.

Valentino Omotesando flagship opens

Valentino Omotesando, the Italian fashion label’s first flagship store for Japan, has opened in Tokyo.