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Yum China committed to network growth despite Covid-19’s impact on sales

Not even a deadly pandemic is slowing Yum China’s rapid expansion programme, with the company on track to open 850 stores this year.

Japanese cheap eatery operator Ootoya set for ownership fight

A long-running feud for control of a Japanese provider of home-cooked meals Ootoya has spilled out of the boardroom and into the kitchen.

The maturing mall mix: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur chief talks the future of malls

In the third quarter of next year, Kuala Lumpur’s next supermall will open in the suburb best known for hosting the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

Singapore startup to open ghost kitchens globally

Singaporean foodtech firm TiffinLabs is creating an international network of ghost kitchens based in more than 1000 locations globally.

Country Garden builds world-first robotic restaurant

Chinese property-development company Country Garden has launched the world’s first robotic restaurant, in Guangdong.

Carrefour China plans to open 100 restaurants

Supermarket operator Carrefour China plans to open 100 restaurants at its existing stores, featuring broad menus and seasonal special offers.

Hongkong Land unveils premium food hall concept BaseHall in Central

Property company Hongkong Land has unveiled a new premium food hall concept BaseHall at Jardine House, in Hong Kong’s Central district.

Muji convenience-store concept opens at JD HQ

A 605sqm Muji convenience store called Mujicom, has opened in the headquarters of e-commerce giant JD with 71 seats for dining in.

BeChef plans 50-strong shared kitchen network across Japan

BeChef has launched a shared kitchen in Kyoto, with plans to host 300 eateries across Japan within the next three years.

% Arabica Thailand flagship set to launch in Bangkok

The long-awaited % Arabica Thailand flagship store is finally set to open in Bangkok next week.

South Korean coffee chains weigh impact of Blue Bottle debut

A year has passed since South Korea’s first Blue Bottle Coffee shop opened in Seoul’s eastern Seongsu neighbourhood: but what impact has the US chain had?

Featured store: District 7 dining concept in Seoul

Hyundai Development Company has opened a distinctive new dining zone in Seoul’s Yongsan district.