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Credit card companies want to ditch paper receipts

Credit card companies in South Korea are consulting with financial authorities to make issuing paper receipts for transactions optional.

US shoes-from-plastic brand begins store rollout

Online shoes-from-plastic brand Rothy’s is opening its first physical stores in four key US locations.

How small retailers can compete with the giants of retail

The giants of retail – like Walmart, Target, Amazon, Asos, Tesco, Alibaba and JD – might be trailblazers, but they are still fair game for the little guys.

VF Corp to collaborate with charity Redress

Global apparel, footwear and accessories retailer VF Corporation is entering an exclusive collaboration with environmental charity Redress.

Unmanned pop-up store Unboxed by Singtel opens

An unmanned 24/7 pop-up store Unboxed by Singtel has opened at 20 Pickering Street.

Ikea Thailand opens full online store after two years planning

Ikea Thailand has launched an online store, with a view to matching the journey and impression customers experience at a physical Ikea shop.

DHL China to start drone deliveries

DHL China is to start delivering goods by drones, cutting the delivery time on a route in Guangzhou from 40 minutes to just eight.

Fave buys startups CutQ and FoodTime

Southeast Asian mobile payment and reward platform Fave has acquired CutQ and FoodTime, two startups specialising in F&B table ordering and takeaway pre-ordering.

New Retail model boosts Vietnam’s Seedcom

Vietnam retail-management company Seedcom’s revenue has grown by 520 per cent in just four years, driven by its focus on New Retail.

Starbucks launches Starbucks Now cashless program in China

Starbucks China has launched its new mobile order & pay experience Starbucks Now to 300 selected stores in Beijing and Shanghai.

Amazon leads Deliveroo funding round

Amazon is leading another funding round in international food-delivery startup Deliveroo.

Suning invests in Jack Ma-backed smart-retail fund Yunfeng

Chinese retailer Suning has invested US$129 million into Jack Ma-backed Yunfeng Capital’s third fund.

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