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Covid-19 has changed Asian customers’ habits, especially in Hong Kong, as more of them decide to eat at home, according to research from Nielsen.
Sales of apparel and accessories at Japanese department stores plummeted 40 per cent last month compared with a year earlier.
Two Asian retailers have been named in a global housewares awards sponsored and organised by the Inspired Home Show and the IHA.
Japanese department-store chain Isetan Mitsukoshi is likely to report its first loss over a single financial quarter in eight years, according to Asia Nikkei.
Chinese wooden-comb retailer Tan Mujiang has opened a new Japan flagship store, its second in the country and its seventh worldwide.
Vestiaire Collective has raised US$64.1 million in its new funding, with new investors Korelya Capital backed by Korean technology giant Naver.
New research has shown that some shifts in Asian consumer behaviour in response to the coronavirus outbreak could be lasting beyond the pandemic.
Global coffee giant Starbucks has announced a US$10 million fund to support its employees around the world impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Japanese department store Takashimaya is to sell financial products and services in partnership with an online securities company, SBI Securities.
Japanese housing equipment company Lixil Group has launched a flagship store on JD, where it will showcase four of its brands: Grohe, American Standard.
Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo’s parent Fast Retailing has slashed its net profit forecast for this year to US$930 million, a drop of 38 per cent against last year’s figures
Familymart Taiwan is aiming to open 220–230 new stores in the territory this year, as the Japanese convenience-store chain franchise emerges unaffected by the coronavirus turmoil.