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Parkson preparing announcement

Asian department store giant Parkson Retail has voluntarily suspended trading in its share pending a major announcement.

Singaporeans fund global duty free giant bid

Two Singapore companies will invest nearly US$1 billion to fund Switzerland’s Dufry takeover bid for rival World Duty Free, creating the largest global duty free operator.

Lululemon eyes Asia growth

Yogawear retailer Lululemon sees a positive future in Asia, despite bad experiences in Japan and Australia.

Retailers close for founder’s funeral

Department store Metro will shut its five Singapore outlets on Sunday when the state funeral for the nation’s founder Lee Kuan Yew will be held.

Singapore retail “over-shopped”

Brands and retailers in Singapore will have to swallow a bitter medicine and cull their store networks, according to the head of Al-Futtaim’s Asia business, Kesri Kapur.

British bag brand Zatchels eyes Asia

Hip British bag brand Zatchels says it plans to make inroads into Asia as its young brand gains international awareness.

Chow Tai Fook earns brand honour

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group has clinched the BrandLaureate Signature Award in Retail Jewellery at the recent prestigious 2015 BrandLaureate BestBrands Award.

Revamp plan for Robinsons Singapore

Al-Futtaim Group will close several Robinsons stores in Singapore and revamp others, as it focuses on its flagships.

Kim Soo-Hyun: Caffe Bene’s new face

Korean-based coffee shop franchise Caffe Bene has named famous Korean actor Kim Soo-Hyun as its global face.

John Lewis to enter Singapore

UK department store John Lewis has chosen Singapore as the first of 15 new international markets.

Xerjoff perfume makes Singapore debut

Luxury Italian brand Xerjoff perfume has made its southeast Asian debut at Fragrance Du Bois’ Singapore flagship boutique in the Fullerton Hotel.

Singpost to target Indonesia eCommerce

Trikomsel, one of Indonesia’s largest mobile device retailers, and SingPost, one of Asia’s biggest logistics providers for eCommerce, have announced a partnership.