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Zoo cafe - Philippines

Largest Zoo Coffee opens at Ayala Vertis North

Korean chain Zoo Coffee opens its largest outlet in the Philippines, at Ayala Vertis North.

World Cup

South Korean convenience stores thrive through World Cup

South Korean convenience stores saw their sales soar as their national football team played its first game of the World Cup.


Hyundai brings together Kelly Park and Démoo

Hyundai Department Store in Seoul has opened a shop-in-shop that brings together Kelly Park and Démoo.

Memebox Korea

Memebox eyes return to US after backroom revamp

Memebox is relaunching its e-commerce business in the US after a year on hold.

Emart - Korean brands

E-Mart promotes Korean brands in Singapore

Retail chain E-Mart starts selling products of 16 Korean SME companies in Singapore from June to August.

Online shopping with e-commerce symbol on a keyboard (3D Renderi

E-commerce tipped to take one third of Asia-Pacific retail spending

E-commerce will account for 31.4 per cent of total Asia-Pacific retail spending by 2020, predicts Mintel.

North Korean Flag On Top Of Hamburger Isolated On Black Background

Foreign retail brands face tough path to North Korea

Speculation is growing about foreign retail brands planning to enter the once hermit state of North Korea.


Korean sandwich chain Isaac to launch in Singapore

Korean sandwich chain Isaac will open its first store in Singapore next month.

Mulberry Store

Mulberry Group planning JV for Korea

Despite a profit decline, Mulberry Group plans to form a JV to develop its business in South Korea.

Gwangmyeong, Korea - September 14, 2015: Gwangmyeong Ikea

Korea studies regular mandatory closings

Large specialty stores like Daiso and Ikea may be subject to regular mandatory closings as part of a government study.


Asia: the new e-commerce battlefield

Pascal Martin explains why the world’s retail giants have chosen to make China the world’s new e-commerce battlefield.

Online shopping with credit card

More complaints over foreign purchases online

As more South Korean consumers opt to buy through websites, complaints related to direct foreign purchases are also rising.


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