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Lotte’s Star Avenue

Lotte’s Star Avenue boosts small South Korean labels

Lotte Duty Free has unveiled a new promotional space – Star Avenue – at its flagship store in Myeongdong, Seoul.

Maison Kitsune

Maison Kitsune plans ambitious Asian rollout

Parisian ready-to-wear label Maison Kitsune has announced plans to expand in Asia.

Duty free shopping

Hyundai opens duty-free store in Gangnam

Hyundai Department Store is opening its first duty-free store in Gangnam, the world-famous district of southern Seoul.

Skinfood Shop At Central Westgate Bangkok, Thailand, May 10, 2018 : Natural Skincare Store With Vari

South Korean cosmetics firm Skinfood collapses

South Korean cosmetics firm Skinfood has filed for court receivership after increasing financial losses.

Mom's touch store

Mom’s Touch to launch in Singapore

No Signboard Holdings has entered into a master franchise agreement to bring Mom’s Touch restaurants to Singapore and Malaysia.


Shake Shack Singapore launch confirmed

Shake Shack Singapore will make its debut in the new Jewel Changi complex currently under construction.


Bearpaw signs 10-year South Korean licence

Fashion footwear retailer Bearpaw is expanding its presence in South Korea with 10-year partner Wing’s Foot Korea.


Sweden’s Sneakersnstuff heads to Asia

Swedish boutique athletic footwear retailer Sneakersnstuff has announced plans for an Asian expansion.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - CIRCA MAY, 2017: 7-Eleven convenience store in Seoul. 7-Eleven is an internatio

7-Eleven South Korea tops franchisee-dispute tally

7-Eleven South Korea has run up the greatest number of formal disputes between head office and franchisees of any franchise business in the country.

Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood plans expansion in greater China

Restaurant operator Jumbo Seafood has opened its first franchise in Mainland China, in the city of Fuzhou.


Lotte under fire for leasing space to Mumuso

The inclusion of Mumuso, a copycat of Korean stores that produce household products, in Lotte Mart’s Vietnam stores has been frowned upon.

Kakao talk

Kakao spins off e-commerce unit

South Korean mobile messaging platform Kakao is spinning off its e-commerce unit for further expansion.


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