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Havaianas invests $US50 million in Asian expansion plan

Undeterred by the advent of Covid-19, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is investing US$50 million into expansion of its retail footprint across Asia-Pacific between now and 2024.

The maturing mall mix: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur chief talks the future of malls

In May next year, Kuala Lumpur’s next supermall will open in the suburb best known for hosting the 1998 Commonwealth Games.  Pavilion Bukit Jalil shopping centre is being developed by the same team behind the downtown Kuala Lumpur Pavilion. Once completed, the 1.8 million sqft development will have a catchment of 1.9 million people, 85 per cent of them locals, the balance tourists. The centre will feature a 300,000sqft mu…

Malaysian mall launches domestic tourism promotion to lure shoppers

Malaysian mall operator Sunway is launching a campaign to boost domestic tourism and retail spending.

NYX to shut all of its Malaysian stores

NYX Cosmetics is to close its retail operations in Malaysia after three years in the market.

Taco Bell to land in Malaysia soon

American food-food chain Taco Bell is set to launch in Malaysia at Tropicana Gardens Mall in Kota Damansara.

Asia-Pacific luxury-goods market tipped to shed US$2.1 billion this year

The Asia-Pacific luxury-goods market is projected to sink by US$2.1 billion this year as consumers switch from big-ticket items to affordable luxury.

Triple-whammy sees jeweller Tse Sui Luen post US$11.6m loss

Tse Sui Luen Jewellery has reported a US$11.6 million loss for the year to March, as the Sino-US trade war, protests and Covid-19 dented sales.

Grab Malaysia sees ‘instant retail’ reducing need for physical stores

Grab Malaysia is expanding its Instant Retail service after studying customer demand for goods during the nation’s Covid-19 crisis.

Malaysian retail sales plunge 32.5 per cent in April

Malaysian retail trade sales plunged 32.5 per cent year on year in April, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

Harvey Norman Asia sales suffer during Covid-19

Australian electronics and furniture retail Harvey Norman suffered an 18-per-cent decline in sales in its Singapore store network last year.

Malaysian bookstore chain MPH culling stores in shift online

Malaysian bookstore chain MPH Bookstores is not closing down, despite much speculation on social media concerning the impending closure of multiple stores.

Grab expands grocery-delivery service into eight SE Asian markets

Grab has expanded its grocery-delivery service GrabMart into eight Southeast Asian markets within the last three months.