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Hong Kong’s Mana! to open third location in August

Fast-casual plant-based whole-foods concept Mana! will open its third location in Hong Kong’s Starstreet Precinct this August.

Australian barista Paul Bassett set to expand South Korean coffee business

A decade after launching in South Korea, Australian Paul Bassett plans to make the most of a “positive evolution” in the local coffee culture, expanding his brand partnership with a local dairy company. Paul Bassett teamed with Maeil Dairies Co to launch a coffee brand named after him in 2009 – just at the time local consumers were starting to embrace specialty coffee. Their vision was to target the growing high-end coffee …

% Arabica Singapore to open next week

Coffee concept % Arabica Singapore is to open three stores initially, the first on Arab Street next week.

Bangkok drives solid Tesco Asia sales growth

Tesco Asia sales soared 7.3 per cent in actual rates in the May quarter, driven largely by Bangkok.

Grand Imperial restaurant chain eyes Singapore

Grand Imperial restaurant chain plans to expand into Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.

China to become world’s largest grocery market by 2023

China is set to overtake the US to become the world’s largest grocery market by 2023 in value terms, according to new forecasts.

Japanese retailers face declining sales as population shrinks

Declines in e-commerce activity and the nation’s population have seen Japanese retailers and restaurant owners downscaling their operations.

Five Guys confirms Singapore launch

American burger chain Five Guys is set to open in Singapore within six months.

Tim Hortons to expand into Thailand

Tim Hortons has signed a master franchise and development agreement with local operator WeEat Co to bring the brand to Thailand.

Hot Dog on a Stick opens first store in China

US fast-food brand Hot Dog on a Stick, is about to open its first China store, in Shanghai.

Japanese-born Pronto Caffe & Bar is opening in Singapore

Japanese-Italian cafe chain Pronto Caffe & Bar is opening in Singapore this week.

Single-use cup consumption plummets in South Korea

Single-use cup consumption at Korean fast-food restaurants has plunged by 72 per cent, according to a Korea Times report.

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