Inside Retail Asia latest international news including global trends and shifts, international changes in policy and offshore movements within the retail sector.

Latest International News - Inside Retail Asia

LVMH-backed L Catterton invests in Japanese cosmetics company Etvos

Japanese cosmetics brand Etvos has received a significant investment from global private-equity firm L Catterton’s Asia fund.

Dean & Deluca US files for bankruptcy

Thailand’s Pace Corporation has finally filed for bankruptcy of its Dean & Deluca US business after all of its North American stores were shuttered last year.

Vestiaire Collective launches coronavirus charity sale

Vestiaire Collective, the online platform for pre-owned luxury fashion, has launched a charity sale to support the fight against coronavirus.

More fashion companies join coronavirus fight

More and more major international retailers are lining up to join the fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

LVMH Group brands invite consumers to ‘travel abroad’ on social media

LVMH Group brands are using social-media campaigns to allow consumers to “escape differently” with branded content inspired by “nomadic thinking” during the coronavirus crisis.

How logistics have become vital as e-commerce booms

As Asia’s e-commerce market flourishes, logistics has taken a dual role as both a core driver and an enabler for the industry.

Why exemplary ethics will pay off beyond the coronavirus outbreak

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, retailers that have displayed strong ethics will be remembered by consumers when normality returns, writes Emily Salter of GlobalData.

Esprit places its German subsidiaries into administration

Hong Kong-listed apparel retailer Esprit has placed six German subsidiary companies in administration to give them protection during the coronavirus crisis which has decimated sales.

Burberry trench-coat factory to make coronavirus protection gear

Luxury fashion label Burberry is retooling its Yorkshire trench-coat factory to produce non-surgical gowns and masks in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Nike online sales soar during coronavirus crisis

Nike online sales soared 36 per cent in the February quarter, compensating in part for a slump in sales across Mainland China which was in lockdown for much of January and February due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Apple reverses bulk-order ban and updates on opening plans

US tech giant Apple has reversed restrictions on buying multiple iPhones from its online store imposed last week.

McDonald’s logo changed to promote social distancing

International fast food chain McDonald’s logo has been altered in some global markets to emphasise the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.