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Airport retailing ‘bright spot’ for brands

Airport retailing – already a US$38 billion category – is set to grow by 27 per cent within four years according to research by GlobalData.

Holland & Barrett

L1 Retail outbids AS Watson for UK chain

L1 Retail, an investment company owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, has won a bidding battle for health retailer Holland & Barrett.

Sears

Sears Canada enters bankruptcy protection

Sears Canada has filed for creditor protection – but says it will emerge as a going concern after a restructure.

7mesh

Lululemon buys into cycling apparel brand 7mesh

Exercise apparel brand Lululemon Athletica has bought a stake in cycling apparel brand 7mesh.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Florence store opens

The newly opened Stella McCartney Florence store marks the brand’s third location in Italy.

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Yves Saint Laurent sales projected to double within five years

Yves Saint Laurent sales will nearly double within five years says CEO and president Francesca Bellettini.

The Children's Place

The Children’s Place plans Southeast Asian rollout

North America’s largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer The Children’s Place is to roll out stores across Southeast Asia.

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Walmart buys menswear retailer Bonobos

Walmart has snapped up menswear retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash.

Ba&sh Hong Kong

Ba&sh Asia makes debut in Hong Kong

French affordable luxury brand ba&sh Asia’s first stores have opened in Hong Kong.

Amazon

Amazon’s bold bid for Whole Foods

Amazon’s US$13.7 billion bid for Whole Foods, the up-scale US grocer, “makes sense, but doesn’t come without risks”.

Modern Shopping

Southeast Asian online market growing 32 per cent annually

The Southeast Asian online market is growing by 32 per cent annually and will rise sharply according to a Korean government report.

Gymboree

Another week, another US retail chain collapses…

Yet another US retail chain has collapsed, placed in bankruptcy protection while it tries to chart a course to recovery.

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