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Sephora Malaysia launches giant flagship store at Fahrenheit88

Sephora Malaysia has launched a new flagship store at Fahrenheit88 shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, the French beauty brand’s largest outlet in Southeast Asia. Located in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Sephora Fahrenheit88 occupies a 17,000sqft area, featuring more than 10,000 products from 100 brands. “The opening of Sephora Fahrenheit8…

Zalora launches partnership with StyleTribute

Asian online fashion platform Zalora has entered into a partnership with luxury marketplace reseller StyleTribute.

6ixty8ight opens first store in Mongolia as China expansion ramps up

Hong Kong-headquartered lingerie brand 6ixty8ight has launched its first outlet in Mongolia and says it aims to open 16 more outlets in China this month.

Cheese-tea chain Machi Machi to launch in Singapore

Machi Machi, the Taiwanese cheese-tea chain which went viral after featuring in a music video of Mandopop king Jay Chou, is set to debut in Singapore.

Thai conglomerates in race to buy Tesco Asia

Two Thai billionaires are reportedly preparing bids for the Asian operations of UK grocery giant Tesco.

7-Eleven Malaysia buys into ride-hailing service

7-Eleven Malaysia Holding has acquired a 46.45-per-cent equity stake in local delivery firm Myinteractivelab for US$1.8 million.

Parkson to exit MyTown Shopping Centre in February

Malaysian department store chain Parkson will close its outlet in MyTown Shopping Centre, Cheras next month.

Chinese giants dominate Asia’s online grocery market

China’s two e-commerce giants are driving the most growth in Asia’s online grocery market according to a new report from international researcher IGD.

Taco Bell eyes four new Southeast Asian markets

Talks are underway to expand the Taco Bell Mexican-themed fast-food restaurant chain into Southeast Asia.

Japanese used goods seller Bookoff to double outlets in Malaysia

Japanese second-hand retailer Bookoff is planning to double its outlets to 10 locations in Malaysia.

Adidas Malaysia opens first-ever Brand Centre

International sportswear label Adidas has launched a new brand centre at Kuala Lumpur’s Sunway Pyramid as it expands in the Southeast Asian market.

Tesco Asia sale plan comes under fire

A sale of the Tesco Asia business by its UK parent would prioritise shareholders over sound long-term economic strategy, says GlobalData.