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Meitu Magic Mirrors to launch in DFS stores

DFS stores in 16 international cities – including Hong Kong and Macau – will be featuring Meitu Magic Mirrors for the next year.

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Ratio uses robots in Shanghai to create the perfect drink

Ratio in Shanghai uses robots to craft personalised espresso coffee during the day and cocktails at night.

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Hema Supermarkets launches farm-to-shelf tracking for food

Seventeen Hema supermarkets in Shanghai have launched a food-provenance feature that tells customers about an item’s farm-to-shelf journey.

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Tommy Hilfiger launches Bluetooth-enabled smart clothing

Luxury-apparel retailer Tommy Hilfiger has released a “smart clothing” collection equipped with Bluetooth.

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Robotic waiters serve at Alibaba diners

Alibaba has launched a series of diners staffed by robotic waiters.

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Fung family takes US$35 million stake in ShopX

The Fung family has invested US$35 million in Indian technology platform ShopX.

SHENZHEN, CHINA - CIRCA DECEMBER, 2016: McDonald's restaurant in Shenzhen. McDonald's is an American

McDonald’s China marks 300 store openings

McDonald’s China has opened 300 new stores during the last year, targeting lower-tier cities.

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Uniqlo mobile assistant uses Google voice recognition technology

Japanese retailer Uniqlo has launched a mobile assistant using Google voice recognition technology to personalise recommendations for customers.

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JD.ID X-Mart unmanned store opens in Indonesia

JD has introduced its unmanned store technology in a foreign market for the first time, opening the JD.ID X-Mart in Jakarta.

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Retail CEOs ill-equipped for pace of change, says KPMG executive

KPMG global chair of consumer & retail, Willy Kruh is “sick and tired” of hearing about disruption. Here’s why.

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7-Eleven Taiwan opens second unstaffed X-Store

7-Eleven Taiwan has opened its second unstaffed X-store in Taipei.

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Capitalising on the consumer buying revolution: collaboration, data and technology for growth

Big trends continue to influence the CPG industry, with numerous factors affecting the way products come to market.

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