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Why Google’s acquisition of Irish startup Pointy is big news for retailers

Google has acquired Irish start-up Pointy, a firm that allows physical stores to make their products discoverable online.

Watsons China launches WeChat Work and Cloud stores

Health-and-beauty retailer Watsons has partnered with Tencent’s WeChat Work platform to establish an online presence and launch cloud-based WeChat stores this quarter.

From selling to buying: what insurance can learn from retail

Customers of insurance companies are starting to demand the same style of customer experience and convenience they have come to expect from retailers.

Burberry launches online game Ratberry for Year of the Rat

Burberry has launched an online game called Ratberry as part of its 2020 Lunar New Year campaign.

LG TV lets you shop fashion you see in TV shows

Video commerce firm TheTake has partnered with smart TV manufacturer LG Electronics and a range of media companies to allow viewers to “shop shows” for fashion and other goods.

JewelleryNet relaunches with new features

B2B online community JewelleryNet has launched a series of new features on its platform for sourcing, market intelligence, industry updates and trade fair information.

Is Box by Posti the “perfect” place to pick up online orders?

Design studio Fyra may have created the “perfect” environment for online shoppers to collect their online orders: Box in Helsinki, created for the Finnish postal service.

Online drives boost in Singapore retail sales in November

Singapore retail sales in November remained sluggish, rising just 0.6 per cent year on year after motor vehicles were removed from the data.

Cartier flagship opens on Tmall Luxury Pavilion

A Cartier flagship has opened on Alibaba’s premium Tmall Luxury Pavilion, becoming first Richemont-owned business to launch a standalone boutique on the site. “The Tmall Flagship boutique marks a milestone within the Maison’s longstanding presence in China, reflecting the inheritance of the pioneering spirit embedded in the Maison’s DNA,” said Cyrille Vigneron, president and CEO at Cartier International.

OnTheList reveals 2020 plans while marking fourth anniversary

OnTheList says it will focus on raising awareness of sustainability in the minds of both the retail industry and consumers and open permanent showrooms in Shanghai, Taipei and Singapore this year.

First Grab Kitchen in Singapore opens

Grab has launched its first Grab Kitchen in Singapore, which takes its cloud kitchen network in Southeast Asia to 50.

Zalora launches partnership with StyleTribute

Asian online fashion platform Zalora has entered into a partnership with luxury marketplace reseller StyleTribute.