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Burberry and Tencent to open social retail concept store in Shenzhen

Burberry and Tencent have forged an exclusive partnership to develop social retail in China.

The first ever DFS T Galleria at sea to open on board Dream Cruises ships

Luxury travel retailer DFS Group is to launch its retail concept T Galleria at sea on board Dream Cruises’ two new global class ships.

Cotton On launches in Vietnam

Australia’s Cotton On Group is launching three of its fashion and lifestyle brands into Vietnam, with the first Cotton On store already open in Ho Chi Minh City and Rubi and Typo to follow within the next month.  The first store was opened in Ho Chi Minh’s Vincom Thao Dien shopping centre according to The Saigon Times, with a second store in Aeon Mall, Ha Dong to follow shortly.

Burberry shrugs off Hong Kong woes, delivering solid growth

British fashion house Burberry has reported sales and profit increases in the first half year, despite the turmoil in Hong Kong, one of its largest international markets.

Alibaba Group’s Hong Kong IPO confirmed

Alibaba Group has launched its Hong Kong public offering of 500,000,000 new ordinary shares on the SEHK.

Jollibee to open Tim Ho Wan restaurants in China

Filipino restaurant operator Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has signed a joint venture agreement with Dim Sum to operate Tim Ho Wan restaurants in China.

Malaysia’s Toppen Shopping Centre opens, bringing a raft of new brands to Johor Bahru

Ikea Southeast Asia has opened the giant Toppen Shopping Centre in the Malaysian city of Tebrau in Johor Bahru.

Starbucks Chicago opens today, the coffee giant’s largest store yet

Global coffee chain Starbucks today unveils a giant 35,000sqft Reserve Roastery outlet in Chicago, its largest store in the world to date.

Chinese consumers embraced voice ordering on Singles Day

More than 1 million orders were placed and processed through voice command via Alibaba’s Tmall Genie during its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival on Monday.

Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay still top of the world’s most expensive retail strips

Hong Kong ́s Causeway Bay remains top of the world’s most expensive retail strips, with rents rising to US$ 2,745 per square feet per annum.

Cartier boutique opens at Hong Kong International Airport

French luxury goods conglomerate Cartier has partnered with King Power Global Development to reopen the doors to its boutique at Hong Kong International Airport.

Real Singapore retail sales stable in September

Real Singapore retail sales (excluding motor vehicles) slipped by 0.3 per cent in September compared to the same month last year.