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QSR chain Pepper Lunch sold to investment fund J-Star

Japanese restaurant operator Pepper Food Service is selling its profitable Pepper Lunch chain to J-Star investment fund for US$79 million.

Havaianas invests $US50 million in Asian expansion plan

Undeterred by the advent of Covid-19, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is investing US$50 million into expansion of its retail footprint across Asia-Pacific between now and 2024.

Bottega Veneta opens ‘invisible store’ in Shanghai

Kering label Bottega Veneta has just opened its first pop-up store post-Covid-19 at Shanghai’s Plaza 66 Mall, dubbed the ‘invisible store’.

Senreve opens first Hong Kong pop-up store

San Francisco-based online bag brand Senreve has opened a standalone pop-up store in Hong Kong, its first foray into a major city mall.

BMW’s ‘Art of Decoding’ experience in Hong Kong starts with a QR code

BMW is holding its first-ever art-driven motor show in its luxury class showroom in Wan Chai, Hong Kong this month.

Eslite Shenzhen store closes after Covid-19 woes

Taiwanese bookstore Eslite is closing its operations in Shenzhen following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

JW Anderson opens new store in South Korea

British fashion label JW Anderson has opened its second store in Seoul, South Korea with ceiling-to-floor glass frontage and pink Neon signage.

South Korea’s SMTown Cafe opens first store in Vietnam

South Korean chain SMTown Cafe is to open its first Vietnam store in Ho Chi Minh City.

Japanese department stores show early signs of recovery post Covid-19

Sales by Japanese department stores slumped by between 20 and 30 per cent year on year in June, but that was a lesser rate than in May.

Jakarta-based cafe chain Maxx Coffee launches in Singapore

Indonesian cafe chain Maxx Coffee has launched its first international outpost in Singapore as a first move towards expansion in Asia.

Gap shuts stores in Hong Kong

Gap has became the latest retail victim of Covid-19 in Hong Kong, shutting its flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui and at least one other store.

May Singapore retail sales collapsed as Covid-19 measures shut stores

Singapore retail sales plummeted 52.1 per cent in May as Covid-19 lockdowns shuttered malls and the majority of retail stores across the city state.