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Beauty Truck acts as cosmetics pop-up store

Shilla Duty Free and Amorepacific have introduced a Beauty Truck concept store, parked next to the Shilla Seoul flagship store.

Kioda concept store

Kioda plans 300 stores through JV in India

Kioda plans to open 300 stores in India by 2021 following a partnership with Franchise India.

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South Korean online grocery shopping leads the world

South Korean online grocery shopping outpaces every other major developed country, according to an industry report.  

Innisfree Dong Khoi

Innisfree Vietnam opens second store

Innisfree Vietnam has opened its second store, in Vincom Center, Ho Chi Minh City.

Aland Hong Kong

Siam Piwat opens first Aland Thailand store

The first Aland Thailand store has opened on the second floor of Siam Center in central Bangkok.

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Tourist spending rises at Japanese department stores

Tourist spending at Japanese department stores jumped 42.8 per cent last month to ¥19.3 billion (US$173.8 million).

KFC Korea

KFC Korea rebels against price pressure

Despite rival chicken franchises lowering prices amid pressure from the government, KFC Korea is bucking the trend and standing firm with its menu pricing.


Reebonz seeks to raise $150 million

Reebonz plans to raise up to US$150 million to bolster its marketplace business and fund expansion.

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Third Seoul store for & Other Stories Korea

After a double debut in March, & Other Stories Korea plans to open its third Seoul store late this year.

Modern Shopping

Southeast Asian online market growing 32 per cent annually

The Southeast Asian online market is growing by 32 per cent annually and will rise sharply according to a Korean government report.

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China’s luxury travellers up shopping spend

China’s luxury travellers last year devoted RMB220,000 of their travel budget to retail therapy, up 57 per cent.

Chow Tai Fook

Chow Tai Fook plans China expansion

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery plans to add up to 100 new retail locations on the mainland.


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