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Mars and AI at forefront in bizarre SKP Beijing department store

Chinese department store SKP-S has launched a futuristic ‘retail experience space’ in South Beijing this month featuring robotic sheep, martians and kinetic penguins.

South Korean department stores targeting high-end customers

South Korean department stores are elevating their VIP shopping experience by refurbishing their outlets, expanding services to shore up profitability.

Galeries Lafayette on expansion spree in China, to open 10 stores

French department store Galeries Lafayette says it plans to capitalise on Chinese consumer spending by opening 10 stores in the country by 2025. The plan was announced at the opening of its second China store covering 25,000sqm in Shanghai’s Pudong district. The company’s CEO Nicolas Houze said that China is its second largest market after France and at the core of its international ex…

K-beauty brands vow to defend against Sephora South Korea onslaught

South Korea’s big-name beauty retailers are prepared to defend their market share from the launch of Sephora South Korea, which debuts this week.

Day & night: Harvey Nichols’ new ‘store in a pocket’ concept

A ‘day-and-night’ concept linking famous London department store Harvey Nichols and its Hong Kong parent Dickson Concepts is creating a ‘virtual aisle’ spanning two continents.

Holidays boost department-store sales

Department-store sales in South Korea rose this month with several family-oriented holidays and special occasions, industry data shows.

Lotte Group plans US$2.8 billion e-commerce spend

Lotte Group plans to invest KRW3 trillion (US$2.8 billion) into its e-commerce business.

Hyundai Department Store offers high-tech make-up

Hyundai Department Store’s online mall has launched an augmented reality (AR) service so its customers can virtually try on make-up products.

Lotte Shopping keeps scaling back

Lotte Shopping is trying to offload its department store annexed to Anyang train station near Seoul.

Preview sale for new Aeon Mall Kuching

While Aeon Mall Kuching Central officially opens on Friday, in a first for the brand it is hosting a three-day preview sale.

Sanpower Group broadens House of Fraser brands

House of Fraser will start selling premium Chinese brands new to the UK, thanks to a new supply program from owner Sanpower Group.

Dickson Concepts forges online alliance with Harvey Nichols UK

Dickson Concepts has entered a strategic partnership with UK department store Harvey Nichols to combine physical retail stores and e-commerce.