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Razer opens London flagship store

Singapore and Hong Kong-backed gaming company Razer has opened a flagship store in London’s West End as it tries to boost its global reputation.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Vietnam launches in Ho Chi Minh City

US chain Chili’s Grill & Bar has opened its first restaurant in Vietnam in partnership with local food-franchise operator Golden Gate Restaurant Group.

Giordano opens four stores in Mauritius

Hong Kong apparel brand Giordano has opened four locations in Mauritius.

Adidas LDN – our store of the year

Why Inside Retail Asia retail analyst Tiffany Lung has pegged Adidas’ new London flagship her Store of the Year.

BTS pop-up store heads to Mexico

A BTS pop-up store will be reaching the Army (BTS fans) in Mexico next week. Big Hit Entertainment, the agency managing global K-pop sensation BTS, announced that House of BTS in Mexico City will open at Plaza Carso, a shopping mall in Mexico City, from December 13 until January 26. A House of BTS Pop-up store first opened in Seoul last October.

Lululemon bucks trend thanks to ‘strong brand, great products’

While some retailers lost momentum in the third quarter, Lululemon firmly bucked the trend and continued its run of strong growth unabated.

Inditex profit growing faster than sales

Zara parent Inditex profit grew by 12 per cent in the first nine months of this year, a rate significantly ahead of sales growth.

Tesco Asia sale plan comes under fire

A sale of the Tesco Asia business by its UK parent would prioritise shareholders over sound long-term economic strategy, says GlobalData.

Ted Baker CEO and chairman quit as sales plunge

The CEO and executive chairman of UK fashion retailer Ted Baker have quit in the wake of falling sales and a controversy over the valuation of inventory.

Bharti Realty in talks with French department store icon Galeries Lafayette

France’s high-end department store chain Galeries Lafayette is seeking to launch in India, in a prospective partnership with Bharti Realty.

Tesco mulls exiting Thailand, Malaysia

British grocer Tesco is considering exiting Asia by selling its business operations in Thailand and Malaysia after receiving an expression of interest.

Spanish fashion label Desigual set for India launch

Spanish fashion label Desigual is set to launch in India, in partnership with local retail group Tablez.