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QSR chain Pepper Lunch sold to investment fund J-Star

Japanese restaurant operator Pepper Food Service is selling its profitable Pepper Lunch chain to J-Star investment fund for US$79 million.

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.

Changi Airport and Jewel retailers resume operations

More than 80 per cent of restaurants and retail outlets have resumed operations at Singapore’s Changi Airport and colocated Jewel Changi shopping centre, as the city entered phase 2 of its reopening.

Bottega Veneta opens ‘invisible store’ in Shanghai

Kering label Bottega Veneta has just opened its first pop-up store post-Covid-19 at Shanghai’s Plaza 66 Mall, dubbed the ‘invisible store’.

The maturing mall mix: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur chief talks the future of malls

In May next year, Kuala Lumpur’s next supermall will open in the suburb best known for hosting the 1998 Commonwealth Games.  Pavilion Bukit Jalil shopping centre is being developed by the same team behind the downtown Kuala Lumpur Pavilion. Once completed, the 1.8 million sqft development will have a catchment of 1.9 million people, 85 per cent of them locals, the balance tourists. The centre will feature a 300,000sqft mu…

JW Anderson opens new store in South Korea

British fashion label JW Anderson has opened its second store in Seoul, South Korea with ceiling-to-floor glass frontage and pink Neon signage.

Japanese entrepreneur revisits nation’s golden apparel era with Factelier

Toshio Yamada, founder of Factelier, is a young Japanese entrepreneur who wants to preserve the craftsmanship of his country’s apparel industry.

Jakarta-based cafe chain Maxx Coffee launches in Singapore

Indonesian cafe chain Maxx Coffee has launched its first international outpost in Singapore as a first move towards expansion in Asia.

Gap shuts stores in Hong Kong

Gap has became the latest retail victim of Covid-19 in Hong Kong, shutting its flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui and at least one other store.

Malaysian mall launches domestic tourism promotion to lure shoppers

Malaysian mall operator Sunway is launching a campaign to boost domestic tourism and retail spending.

May Singapore retail sales collapsed as Covid-19 measures shut stores

Singapore retail sales plummeted 52.1 per cent in May as Covid-19 lockdowns shuttered malls and the majority of retail stores across the city state.

Global Brands Group posts massive US$598 million loss

Global Brands Group has reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of US$598 million in the year to March.