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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.

Malaysia’s IPC mall launches trash-to-treasure recycling campaign

Malaysian mall IPC mall has launched a campaign to promote recycling as part of the “new normal”.

Malaysian startup installs ‘Coffee ATMs’ for frontline medical staff

One-year-old Malaysian startup Coffee Star has provided self-service dispensing machines – dubbed ‘Coffee ATMs’ – to medical frontliners serving free beverages during the coronavirus pandemic.

7-Eleven Malaysia sales surge on store network expansion

7-Eleven Malaysia sales grew by 6.1 per cent in the first quarter of this year, largely on the back of 34 new store openings, its network now expanded to 2419.

Taiwan’s Eslite to make Southeast Asian debut in Malaysia

Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite is preparing to launch in Kuala Lumpur, most likely in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia’s Sunway Pyramid launches online platform for Hari Raya

Malaysia’s Sunway Pyramid mall has launched an online platform to help customers purchase safely during Hari Raya celebrations this year.

Malaysia’s Mygroser looks to expand as Covid-19 boosts demand

Malaysian digital grocer Mygroser is raising its first public funding round as it enhances its delivery capacities in the midst of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

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Iconic menswear retailer TM Lewin sold to PE investor

Iconic British menswear retailer TM Lewin has been sold by Bain Capital to private-equity company SCP through its new subsidiary Torque Brands.

Marks & Spencer Food teams with Foodpanda in three markets

Marks & Spencer Food is now available through the Foodpanda food-delivery app in three Asian markets: Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Shopee Malaysia starts selling Covid-19 test kits, booking online consultations

Malaysian online medical service DoctorOnCall has entered into a partnership with Shopee Malaysia to sell Covid-19 tests online.

Eating at home will be ‘the new reality’ for Asian consumers after Covid-19

Covid-19 has changed Asian customers’ habits, especially in Hong Kong, as more of them decide to eat at home, according to research from Nielsen.