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Tesco mum on Asia

Tesco investors have been left none the wiser on the retail giant’s plans for its Asian operations after the much anticipated quarterly briefing Thursday. But the news was not great overall for the Asian business in the 19 weeks to January 3. In Asia, total sales declined by 1.5 per cent at constant rates, with like-for-like sales declining by 4.6 per cent. Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said in a statement that market conditions across the region “remain challenging”. “In Thailand, sa…

US burger chain to debut in Malaysia

US burger chain CaliBurger plans to make Malaysia it’s eighth overseas market when it opens its first restaurant in the first half of this year. CaliBurger is already successful in Asia after just three years. It earns about 70 per cent of its overseas revenue from Shanghai and Hong Kong alone and expects Malaysia to be a similarly strong market. CaliBurger global CEO Silas Adler said in a recent interview with The Edge newspaper it would use pop-up experiences and social media to build …

LuLu plans SE Asian money shops

LuLu Group, the Emirates-based retail group, is looking to open a network of money exchanges in southeast Asian countries. According to media reports in the Gulf, Lulu Group plans money exchanges in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, where it opened a liaison office late last year. The company had already announced plans to open hypermarkets in Malaysia and Indonesia and now, according to reports, Hong Kong is on its radar also. LuLu Group had earlier scheduled its first Malaysian h…

Well-heeled dates… with Shoes Shoes Shoes

In a Malaysian shoe store, female shoppers are matched up with dates when they buy a pair of shoes.