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How to translate your offline experience online in China’s omnichannel market

Retailers wishing to succeed in the China’s omnichannel market must enable consistent customer experience across all channels to enhance customer engagement.

Estee Lauder buys South Korean label Dr Jart+

Estee Lauder has acquired the remaining two-thirds it does not already own of Have & Be, the Seoul-based company behind skincare brand Dr Jart+.

Global Brands back on track as margins and profit grow

Apparel, footwear and brand management group Global Brands has boosted its margin from 27.2 per cent to 33.4 per cent of revenues in the last six months.

Alibaba Group’s Hong Kong IPO confirmed

Alibaba Group has launched its Hong Kong public offering of 500,000,000 new ordinary shares on the SEHK.

Samsonite sees third-quarter sales, operating profit fall

Luggage company Samsonite’s net sales fell by 0.7 per cent in the third quarter, as the US-China tariff war put pressure on the US market.

September Hong Kong retail sales down across the board

Hong Kong retail sales in September were down 18.3 per cent on the same month last year, but the decline was less than in August.

Can too much data drive businesses to their deathbed?

“InfoObesity”, a term coined by Debra Bass, president of Johnson & Johnson, refers to how marketers are now suffering from gorging on an inconsumable amount of data.

Alibaba revives IPO plan, likely to list after 11.11 say sources

Alibaba is resuming plans to list on the Hong Kong exchange in a move expected to raise US$10–15 billion.

Asia dominates global retail acquisitions in September

Asian deals dominated global retail acquisitions in September according to a database compiled by GlobalData.

Brick-and-mortar travel agents still have a future – if they adapt

With today’s digital age and millennial generation, thriving as a brick-and-mortar travel agents has been challenging, but possible, says global travel technology company Amadeus.

Starbucks will accept Bitcoin from next year

Global coffee chain Starbucks is now on track to accept payments in the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.

Li & Fung signs Arctic Ocean shipping pledge

Supply chain solutions firm Li & Fung has signed a pledge under its logistics business LF Logistics to support an initiative to prohibit shipping through the Arctic Ocean.