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Hawaii second foreign market for Hachibei

Japanese yakitori-style restaurant chain Hachibei plans to enter Hawaii with an outlet in Honolulu.

Bruno Magli to launch in China, Japan

Luxury Italian brand Bruno Magli has signed two new partnerships in Asia, paving the way to launch in China, Japan and Hong Kong.

Second Cafe&Meal Muji for Singapore

Japanese lifestyle brand Muji will open its second Cafe&Meal Muji in Raffles City on July 28.

Cool Kids Fashion featuring 70 brands

More than 70 global fashion brands will feature at the third Shanghai, concurrent with CBME China.

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.