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Chaos, privacy fears as Bangkok malls reopened

As Bangkok malls reopened in line with relaxed lockdown rules, Thais are being forced to download a tracking app to enter properties, sparking privacy concerns.

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.

Retail landlords and tenants should prepare for a ‘new era’

The relationship between retail landlords and tenants is set to change forever after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Thai real estate executive Jariya Thumtrongkitkul.

Luxury labels head to Line during Thai coronavirus lockdown

High-end brands have taken to online social networking platform Line to sell luxury products during the Thai coronavirus lockdown.

Thailand’s CP All wins 7-Eleven Cambodia rights

Thailand’s CP Group will launch 7 Eleven Cambodia next year after winning the franchise rights for the country.

First Siam Makro store in Myanmar opens its doors

The first Siam Makro store in Myanmar has opened its doors as the Thai-based cash & carry operator eyes the fast-growing food service sector in the rising country Myanmar.

Thailand’s Central Group commits space to communities, pegs and pares prices

Thai retail conglomerate Central Group is reducing and pegging the price of more than 3000 essential consumer products to help citizens impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two Asian retailers named in global housewares awards

Two Asian retailers have been named in a global housewares awards sponsored and organised by the Inspired Home Show and the IHA.

Central Pattana ramps up Covid-19 response to reassure shoppers

Thai shopping centre operator Central Pattana is promoting new hygiene and preventive measures to reassure customers their centres are safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Four ways the Covid-19 pandemic will reshape shopping behaviour in Asia

Shopping behaviour in Asia will be redefined by the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research from retail solutions provider Tofugear, Digital Consumer in Asia 2020.

Zalora pursues sustainable fashion ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Zalora is positioning itself as the first online fashion retailer in Southeast Asia to create a sustainable fashion ecosystem, achieving positive change in environmental impact, and inspiring customers to shop in a more conscious way.

Asian consumer behaviour may change forever after Covid-19

New research has shown that some shifts in Asian consumer behaviour in response to the coronavirus outbreak could be lasting beyond the pandemic.