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Le Tao

Le Tao Thailand opens at Lat Phrao

Thailand’s latest Le Tao cafe at Central Plaza Lat Phrao had celebrities cooking at its launch event.

Siam Makro

Charoen Pokphand’s Siam Makro plans Indian stores

Charoen Pokphand Group plans to invest US$157 million over next five years to open Siam Makro wholesale stores in India.

Handsome Fashion

Korean apparel retailer Handsome to offer home-trial service

Apparel retailer Handsome is letting customers try clothes on at home before deciding whether to buy.

Duty free shopping

Korean duty-free store sales reach record high in December

Sales to foreigners at South Korean duty-free stores reached a record high in December, industry data shows.

John Lobb

John Lobb steps into Philippines

John Lobb Bootmaker has stepped into the Philippines with a store at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City, Manila.


Affinity Equity joins Stylenanda bidding fray

Affinity Equity Partners has joined a bidding scramble for Korea’s Stylenanda.

Hermes - orange logo

Chelsfield pays Hermes $900m for retail space

Chelsfield has bought the ground floor of The Galleria from Hermes for HK$900 million (US$115 million).

L’Occitane HK

China shines for L’Occitane International

China and Hong Kong had the highest sales growth in local currencies for L’Occitane International for its latest nine months.

We Life - Wechat

Cashierless pop-up store for WeChat

WeChat has launched its first cashierless pop-up store in Shanghai.


WAFL plans 80 stores in India

Hong Kong-headquartered waffle chain, WAFL, has opened its first stores in India.

Amazon go store

Amazon Go store finally open to public

No cashiers, no lines, no registers – this is how Amazon sees the future of in-store shopping.


Richemont moves to take over YNAP

Richemont has moved to take full ownership of e-commerce company Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP).


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