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Singapore retail sales slip again

Singapore retail sales slipped 1 per cent year on year in May, after motor vehicles were removed from the data.

Starbucks China launches world-first Starbucks Now store

Starbucks China has opened its first Starbucks Now store – an express retail experience that integrates Starbucks physical and digital customer touch points.

Prada to phase out virgin nylon

Luxury Italian fashion brand Prada has launched six bags made from regenerated nylon, as the first stage in a plan to phase out virgin nylon during the next two years.

China Dongxiang sales growth driven by online focus

Chinese apparel retailer China Dongxiang is reaping rewards from a sharper focus online as second-quarter sales rose by the mid-single digits.

Levi Strauss Asia sales post solid growth

Levi Strauss Asia sales grew 12 per cent in the second quarter with strong performance across both wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels.

Australia’s Oporto to open 24 stores in Vietnam

Restaurant chain Oporto has launched in Vietnam under local franchisee Ben Thanh Group, with plans to open 24 restaurants across the territory in the next 10 years.

Belgian fashion chain Jean Paul Knott to enter China

Belgian designer brand Jean Paul Knott will open its first Chinese flagship in Beijing next month.

Sephora Takashimaya reopens with a gold-member concierge service

Sephora Takashimaya has reopened after a two-month renovation with a concierge service for gold members.

Don Quijote Hong Kong opens first store

Don Quijote Hong Kong has opened its first store, in Mira Mall at Tsim Sha Tsui.

VIPshop buys Chinese outlet malls

Discount e-commerce platform Vipshop has acquired a chain of Chinese outlet malls.

Luckin Coffee to launch tea brand Xiaolu

Luckin Coffee, the Chinese cafe startup, is moving into the takeaway tea market with its new Xiaolu brand.

Courts Singapore opens first IoT store at Funan mall

Courts Singapore has opened its first Internet of Things store at Funan mall.

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