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Online marketplace Tiki wins US$130 million funding

Vietnamese online marketplace Tiki has successfully raised US$130 million in its latest funding round led by Northstar Group.

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…

Vietnam retail sales bounce back after Covid-19 shutdown ends

Vietnam retail sales have dropped just 4 per cent over the first five months of this year, despite a four-week shutdown due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Franchise business-matching events set to resume after Covid-19

VF Franchise Consulting is resuming its international franchise business-matching events in Asia next month.

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.

Vietnam retail sales fall 9.6 per cent since January

First-quarter Vietnam retail sales fell 9.6 per cent year on year according to the government, a direct result of the impact of Covid-19 social-distancing.

Eating at home will be ‘the new reality’ for Asian consumers after Covid-19

Covid-19 has changed Asian customers’ habits, especially in Hong Kong, as more of them decide to eat at home, according to research from Nielsen.

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.

How Covid-19 is impacting food-and drink-markets in Southeast Asia

The spread of Covid-19 is forcing Southeast Asian consumers to change their eating habits and embrace new shopping practices, says Mintel Apac food-and-drink analyst Tan Heng Hong.

Shiseido and Shopee partner to boost J-beauty in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Shopee is partnering with Shiseido Asia Pacific to propel the growth of Japanese beauty products in Southeast Asia.

Uniqlo Vietnam to open second store in Ho Chi Minh City

Uniqlo Vietnam is to open Ho Chi Minh’s second store this year despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Fake luxury goods seized in famous Vietnam markets

Ho Chi Minh City authorities seized thousands of fake luxury goods at two famous local markets last week.