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FamilyMart set to test robotic c-store staff

FamilyMart will this month deploy a robot which vaguely resembles a kangaroo to stack sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store.

ShopBack launches in Vietnam

Asia Pacific coupon platform ShopBack is to launch in Vietnam following strong growth during a Beta-trial phase.

Hong Kong DTC label Lane Eight launches sustainably made workout shoe

Hong Kong-based DTC shoe wear start-up Lane Eight, has just released an all sustainable workout shoe range.

SM takings tumble due to Covid-19 pandemic

Philippines investments firm SM has brought in the equivalent of US$142.6 million in revenues during the first six months of the year.

Adidas China sales flat, but German brand expects profit rebound

German sportswear firm Adidas said on Thursday it expected a rebound in profits in the third quarter after it plunged to a big loss in the second quarter when the majority of its stores were closed due to coronavirus lockdowns.

Hanwha Galleria d-store reports growth despite shadow of Covid-19

South Korean Galleria Department Store franchise under Hanwha Galleria has enjoyed a 4 per cent growth in sales for the first half of this year despite negative projections made against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

AmorePacific launches selected brands on Amazon

South Korean beauty group AmorePacific has launched two key brands on Amazon’s Premium Beauty store in the US as it looks to build its online presence.

Singapore competition regulator drops probe into food-delivery services

Singapore’s competition regulator has effectively cleared the activities of food-delivery platforms and dark kitchens in the city state after a 10-month probe.

New Tokyo Starbucks cafe features space for people to focus

Starbucks Japan has teamed with Think Lab to launch a store concept in Tokyo where customers can “focus”.

Singapore retail sales in June decline 28 per cent, slower than in May

Singapore retail sales in June declined 27.8 per cent, year on year, although the figure was better than May’s record fall of 52 per cent.

GS Retail recruits local residents to deliver products

Convenience-store franchise GS Retail plans to hire local residents with ample knowledge about their neighborhoods to speed delivery of products in areas where alleyways and addresses may prove confusing.

Hong Kong’s Fashion Walk creates a pop-up concept with Asian Gold

Hong Kong’s Fashion Walk has launched a pop-up store concept in collaboration with the lifestyle brand Asian Gold.