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‘Jeweller to the stars’ Mouawad eyes Asian rollout

Dubai- and Geneva-headquartered Mouawad Group – dubbed jewellers to the stars – is planning to open stores across Asia.

Malaysia’s Leather Avenue to expand across Asia

Malaysian leather goods and bags retailer Leather Avenue is planning a complete store redesign across its more than 30 outlets in Malaysia.

Pomelo to absorb Central Group’s Looksi

Online fashion label Pomelo has completed a deal with Thailand’s Central Group Looksi – previously Zalora – to absorb the online platform. Pomelo will add a variety of key international brands currently on Looksi to Pomelo’s app and website, including Adidas, Aldo, Havaianas, Topshop, Guess, Levi Jeans, and Nike. “Looksi has been serving Thai fashion e-commerce shoppers since its…

South Korea’s foodservice industry thriving despite rumours

Rumours that South Korea’s foodservice industry is in a slump have been scotched by new data showing the sector is actually growing at a steady 9 per cent annually And it’s the thriving coffee sector which is driving much of the growth. Analysts say the gap between business sentiment and the real economy is widening as the polarisation between sectors is deepening.

Global exclusive Kiehl’s Lunar New Year store launched at Changi Airport

New York skincare brand Kiehl’s has opened one of its largest airside airport pop-up executions in the region to date at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Sephora Malaysia launches giant flagship store at Fahrenheit88

Sephora Malaysia has launched a new flagship store at Fahrenheit88 shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, the French beauty brand’s largest outlet in Southeast Asia. Located in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Sephora Fahrenheit88 occupies a 17,000sqft area, featuring more than 10,000 products from 100 brands. “The opening of Sephora Fahrenheit8…

CapitaLand wins rights to manage Bugis Village for up to nine years

Singapore property developer CapitaLand is set to refurbish the Bugis Village and Bugis Street retail spaces after winning a joint tender to manage both from the Singapore Land Authority.

Stelux sales slump as network trimmed

Stelux Holdings, parent of the City Chain watch retail business, says its sales in the December quarter were down 32.6 per cent, or by US$25.6 million.

Bose shutting stores across Australia, North America, Europe, Japan

Electronics retailer Bose is shutting down its 19 Australian retail stores over the next few months, with the intent to focus on its e-commerce offer in the region.

Luk Fook upbeat despite plans to trim Hong Kong store network

Hong Kong-headquartered Luk Fook group has followed its archrival Chow Tai Fook in revealing plans to shutter stores in the territory’s tourist areas.

Braun Buffel unveils new store design at Ion Orchard

Braun Buffel has launched its new store concept at Ion Orchard in Singapore, creating a brand experience with multiple physical and digital touch-points. The store’s facade features Champagne-gold fonts against soft white frames. To create a modern look, marble stone tiles in light grey with streaks of white tones are used. Hand-brushed finishes on the cement provide a three-dimensional textured effect on both the floors and w…

Assa Abloy plans 500 Yale Smart Shop franchise stores across Asia

Locks and security-solutions company Assa Abloy plans to expand its Yale Smart Shop franchise network to 500 stores across Asia after a successful pilot in Toa Payoh, Singapore.