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NBA and Titan launch merchandising partnership in the Philippines

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) has signed a multiyear merchandising partnership with Titanomachy, Philippines’ basketball specialty store.

Ikea Manila opening delayed after construction break

Construction interruptions have delayed the expected opening date of the long-awaited Ikea Manila store.

Havaianas invests $US50 million in Asian expansion plan

Undeterred by the advent of Covid-19, Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas is investing US$50 million into expansion of its retail footprint across Asia-Pacific between now and 2024.

Jeweller Luk Fook sees early signs of recovery in Hong Kong retail

Hong Kong-listed jeweller Luk Fook has reported early signs of a recovery in the Hong Kong market this month, despite the border with China still closed.

Philippine chain Allhome eyes compact store formats

Philippines retailer The Villar Group plans to open more compact versions of its Allhome DIY and building-supplies stores.

DC Super Heroes Cafe calls time in Singapore

Comic book-themed DC Super Heroes Cafe is to close down in Singapore after five years.

Mall vacancy rates in the Philippines set to rise

Mall vacancy rates in the Philippines will rise to 12 per cent this year, predicts real estate consultancy company Colliers.

Uniqlo opens new Vietnam store, goes online in the Philippines

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo is to open its third store in Ho Chi Minh City this week and will debut online in the Philippines. Less than a month after the opening of the Ho Chi Minh’s second store at SC Vivo City, Uniqlo Vietnam is to launch another store in the country’s tallest building Landmark 81 this Friday (June 5). Occupying a 2000sqm area, the Uniqlo Landmark 8…

Foodpanda in the Philippines expands into groceries

Food-delivery service Foodpanda in the Philippines has expanded into grocery deliveries.

Jollibee Foods vows to make the most of Covid-19 opportunities globally

Filipino restaurant operator Jollibee Foods is set to open 171 stores globally and renovate 96 more this year, seeing an opportunity despite the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kopi Kenangan eyes fast expansion after US$109 million investment

Southeast Asian non-franchise grab-and-go beverage retailer Kopi Kenangan has raised US$109 million in Series B funding led by the firm’s existing investor, Sequoia Capital.

TM Lewin

Iconic menswear retailer TM Lewin sold to PE investor

Iconic British menswear retailer TM Lewin has been sold by Bain Capital to private-equity company SCP through its new subsidiary Torque Brands.