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La Mer opens flagship boutique in Singapore

Luxury skincare brand La Mer has opened its first flagship boutique in Marina Bay Sands.

Lancome flagship unveiled in Paris

The new Lancome flagship store occupies a 300 msq area and spans two floors on the prestigious Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris.

Maiden Uniqlo Vietnam store opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The first Uniqlo Vietnam store opened its doors today, marking the Japanese fast-fashion brand’s sixth market in Southeast Asia.

Tiffany in ‘a difficult position’ on lacklustre Hong Kong, home market sales

Both overall and comparable-store sales growth at Tiffany came in flat during the last quarter, neither metric helped by the challenges in Hong Kong which overshadowed strong trading in the Chinese mainland.

Cafe chain Gloria Jean’s heading to India

Australian retail coffeehouse chain Gloria Jean’s is set to launch in India with its first outlet in Bengaluru.

Alain Ducasse opens first restaurant in Thailand, at IconSiam

Celebrity chef Alain Ducasse has launched his first restaurant in Bangkok, named “Blue”.

Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market head to Singapore

The world-famous Bangkok Chatuchak Market is set to open in Singapore, drawing an expected 600 Thai vendors.

Panda Express will open its first Philippines restaurant next week

US-based Asian dining concept Panda Express will open its first Philippines restaurant on December 12.

Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z to make a comeback – in Singapore

Eighties-era Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z is making a second debut in Singapore, launching next week at Mandarin Gallery.

Hong Kong retail ‘will recover’ says analyst

The Hong Kong retail industry – hammered by declining visitor numbers from the mainland will recover, says leading analyst Pascal Martin, a partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants.

Panerai opens its first airport boutique – in Hong Kong

Florentine luxury watchmaker Panerai has opened its first ever airport boutique, at Hong Kong International Airport.

Vingroup, Masan to form Vietnam’s biggest retail group

Vietnamese business giant Vingroup has agreed to merge its retail and agriculture unit with Masan Consumer Holdings, aiming to form Vietnam’s biggest retailer.