Inside Retail Asia breaking news, supplier information, product launches and consumer campaigns.

Breaking News - Inside Retail Asia

Samsung and BTS enter global marketing collaboration

South Korean electronics giant Samsung and BTS the K-pop superbrand, have entered a global collaboration to market smartphones.

Keep it real when engaging with Gen Z, says Jonah Stillman

Jonah Stillman explains how brands should engage with Gen Z, the first digital natives who are driven by a fear of missing out…

Changi Airport rents halved in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Retailers at Changi Airport will be granted half-cost rents for six months, backdated to February 1 due to the impact on passenger movements resulting from the coronavirus epidemic.

Tokyo Tokyo store opens at Haneda Airport

Tokyo Metropolitan Government has launched a souvenir shop, Tokyo Tokyo, at Haneda Airport. Located in a retail strip at the airport’s international terminal, Edo Ko-ji, Tokyo Tokyo offers a wide selection of souvenirs including traditional dolls Daruma, maneki-neko lucky-cat charms and models of the iconic Tokyo Tower. The stor…

Launching this year: Mos Burger in Vietnam

Mos Burger in Vietnam will open its first store in Ho Chi Minh City later this year, with 10 outlets planned during the next htree years.

Seven & I bids for US c-store network Speedway

Seven & I Holdings, the Japanese parent of convenience-store chain 7-Eleven, is in talks to purchase Marathon Petroleum’s Speedway convenience-store network in the US.

McDonald’s scented candles top new merchandise range

McDonald’s scented candles are among a range of new merchandise items released by the fast-food giant in the US.

Kuala Lumpur’s KSL Esplanade Mall reveals anchor tenants

KSL Esplanade Mall, scheduled to open in Malaysia’s South Klang next year, has unveiled a list of confirmed tenants for the development.

Laura Ashley loss doubles, but it wins financial lifeline

Embattled Malaysian-owned fashion and lifestyle retailer Laura Ashley has reported a 166-per-cent increase in half-year loss to £4 million.

Bargain rate for Victoria’s Secret proves it was ‘asleep in a woke market’

That L Brands has opted to sell a majority stake in Victoria’s Secret is a tacit recognition that the brand was on the road to nowhere under its previous leadership.  This is underlined by the departure of Les Wexner as CEO and chairman of the company. The deal with private-equity company Sycamore potentially gives Victoria’s Secret a chance to reassess and rebuild. However,…

Starbucks Indonesia opens first community store

Starbucks Indonesia has opened its first community store, aiming to support local children by funding scholarships through a portion of sales.

Apple China reopens stores

Apple China has reopened 10 more stores in China, as business begins to return to normal despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.