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India’s Kurl-on to more than double its store count

Indian mattress manufacturer and retailer Kurl-on is expanding its 100-store network to 250 outlets by the end of the next financial year.

Parisian perfumier Creed to launch in India

Parisian perfumier Creed has been brought to the Indian market by local luxury retail group Bequest.

More details teased for world’s first Doraemon store

The world’s first Doraemon store – Doraemon Future Department Store – will land at Diver City in Odaiba, Tokyo next month.

Bulldog becomes first cruelty-free cosmetics brand to launch in Mainland China

London-based Bulldog has become the first-ever international skincare brand to maintain its cruelty-free approved status and still be able to sell in Mainland China.

Lolly-Laputan cafe in Dalian is designed for kids

Wutopia Labs is drawing acclaim for its “fairyland” design for Lolly-Laputan cafe in Dalian, China.

Alibaba’s Singles Day sales up 26 per cent on last year

Alibaba’s Singles Day retail promotion is over for another year – and predictably a new record was set.

Sweaty Betty opens first Asian store

Sportswear label Sweaty Betty has made its Asian debut, opening a store at Hong Kong’s IFC mall.

Small-order apparel manufacturing models signal growing market

The recent launch of two new apparel manufacturing start-ups catering to small and medium-sized fashion businesses signals a growing demand for low minimum order quantities, says GlobalData.

Alibaba increases stake in Cainiao Smart Logistics Network

Alibaba has invested an additional US$3.3 billion to increase its equity stake in Cainiao Smart Logistics Network to 63 per cent.

Miniso $2 concept success exceeds expectations

The new Miniso $2 concept store launched in Singapore is achieving sales volumes four times that of the brand’s conventional stores in the city.

There Vnd Then street culture retail concept launches in Vietnam

Two pioneering Vietnamese fashionistas have launched a lifestyle concept store in downtown Ho Chi Minh City called There Vnd Then.

Xiaomi India becomes nation’s largest single-brand retail network

Xiaomi India has been recognised as the largest exclusive brand network in the territory.