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Apparel companies wising up to green benefits of 3D technologies

Clothing brands and retailers are increasingly beginning to recognise that new 3D technologies not only have the potential to increase speed to market but can also help foster the move to greener garment production.

IoT-enabled smart barista coffee machines set for Southeast Asian rollout

Noble Vici Group is planning to deploy smart IoT-enabled self-service barista coffee machines throughout Southeast Asia.

Label technology launched to foil counterfeiters

Security-label technology has been launched in South Korea that can prevent “label replacement” on clothing preventing counterfeit items being disguised as genuine. The state-run Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp (Komsco) says its security-label technology can make labels for clothing using fibres containing special security materials. If the label is pl…

Missha launches robotic shop in Hong Kong with Shopme

New Retail concept mall TOP and Hong Kong-based O2O start-up Shopme have launched their first robotic shop in Hong Kong for cosmetics brand Missha.

CitiXsys wins $60m funding led by Goldman Sachs

Retail-technology pioneer CitiXsys has closed a US$60 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.

AR will become very important to retailers: here’s how

Although take up has been patchy so far, there is a bit of a buzz around augmented reality (AR) in the retail sector, and it is definitely getting louder.

UTU tax-free app cuts queues, boosts refunds for travellers

Singapore-based digital rewards platform UTU is providing international tourists and shoppers with the means to receive 85 per cent of their VAT refund back.

VivoCity launches Asia’s first instant parking-rewards programme

VivoCity has partnered with DBS Bank to launch Asia’s first instant parking-rewards programme.

Alipay wants to help 10 million European businesses reach 2 billion consumers within five years

Payment and lifestyle platform Alipay intends to support 10 million small and medium enterprises in Europe over the next five years with technology to empower them to reach more than 2 billion potential consumers.

Burberry and Tencent to open social retail concept store in Shenzhen

Burberry and Tencent have forged an exclusive partnership to develop social retail in China.

Fashion industry ‘waking up’ to benefits of blockchain technology, robotics

Blockchain and robotics are becoming increasingly popular in the global fashion industry as brands look to increase transparency and improve efficiencies, according to GlobalData.

Chinese consumers embraced voice ordering on Singles Day

More than 1 million orders were placed and processed through voice command via Alibaba’s Tmall Genie during its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival on Monday.