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Japanese retail chain Usupso opens store in Ghy

Japanese fashion retail chain Usupso is opening three new stores at once in India.

‘Unprecedented’ South Korean boycott damaging Japan’s retailers, manufacturers

Having run for more than 100 days, the scale of South Korea’s ongoing boycott movement against Japanese products is unprecedented.

Lawson Philippines plans massive store rollout

Lawson Philippines plans to grow its network from just 50 stores to about 500 within five years.

Kyoto coffee chain % Arabica opens in London

Kyoto coffee chain % Arabica has made its debut in the UK, with its first store in London.

Coffee Day enters partnership with Japanese retailer

Indian cafe chain Coffee Day has partnered with Japanese sales-floor support-service business Impact HD to grow its retail network in India.

7-Eleven parent cuts staff, closes stores

Japanese 7-Eleven parent Seven & I Holdings is preparing to cut 3000 jobs in its 2022 fiscal year.

Uniqlo Philippines set to open 60th store

Uniqlo Philippines will open its 60th store next week, at Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod.

Miniso $2 format opens first store, in Singapore

Chinese discount merchandise retailer Miniso has launched a Miniso $2 outlet store format, with its first shop opening in Singapore.

Shiseido buys Drunk Elephant

Cosmetics giant Shiseido is to buy Drunk Elephant, a fast-growing prestige skincare brand recognised for clean product development.

World’s largest FamilyMart to open in Manila

The world’s largest FamilyMart is to open in Manila, a 400sqm outlet located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Japanese label Onward to slash store network

Japanese label Onward is preparing to shutter around one in five of its global outlets.

Asia cited as Ted Baker swings to a loss

UK fashion house Ted Baker has slumped into the red in the first half of the year, its position not helped by a 15.2-per-cent fall in sales in Asia.