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VF Corp names new China chief

US apparel firm VF Corp has appointed Winnie Ma as its new president for Greater China.

Groceries, furnishings underpin profit for Dairy Farm Group

Declining health-and-beauty and convenience-store sales and a subdued Maxim’s food business took the shine off Dairy Farm Group’s first half year.

Skechers China growth drives optimism for global sales recovery

Skechers China sales growth has fuelled optimism for the shoe brand after it reported a huge slump in sales for the June quarter due to Covid-19 lockdowns.

Asia outperforms for Groupe L’Occitane as pandemic decimates European sales

Strong sales across Asia and rapid online growth helped beauty-products retailer Groupe L’Occitane contain its sales decline during the June quarter to a comparatively respectable 22 per cent.

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.

Eslite Shenzhen store closes after Covid-19 woes

Taiwanese bookstore Eslite is closing its operations in Shenzhen following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

VF Corporation to boost Greater China management ranks

Apparel, footwear and accessories firm VF Corporation is making a series of organisational changes it says will “strengthen and accelerate” its business strategy in Asia Pacific, with a particular focus on China.

Iconix Brand Group sells Starter China business

American brand management company Iconix Brand Group has sold the Starter China business for US$16 million to an unnamed local investor.

Indonesia’s Fabelio raises US$9 million for expansion

Indonesian online furniture retailer Fabelio has raised US$9 million in a Series C funding round led by Taiwanese venture firm AppWorks.

Dickson Concepts’ retail arm loses $US27m as tourist trade evaporates

Hong Kong retailer Dickson Concepts describes the territory’s retail environment as “the most challenging the group has ever faced”.

Mitsui Outlet Park planned for Taichung, Taiwan

Japanese developer Mitsui Fudosan is set to open a Mitsui Outlet Park in Taichung, Taiwan, which will include a Mitsui LaLaport shopping mall.

Taiwan’s O’right makes Japanese debut

Beauty brand O’right is to open its first store in Japan at Isetan Shinjuku on June 10, followed by a second store in Yurakucho Marui the next day