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Shopee signs Cristiano Ronaldo

Southeast Asian/Taiwanese e-commerce platform Shopee has appointed global football icon Cristiano Ronaldo as its newest brand ambassador.

Taiwanese bubble-tea brands caught in Hong Kong protest backlash

Internet users on the Chinese mainland have blacklisted popular Taiwanese bubble-tea brands after a Hong Kong franchise urged solidarity with protesters.

Dairy Farm sales lift through acquisitions, restructuring

Hong Kong-headquartered Dairy Farm sales surged by 13 per cent in the first half of the year to US$13.8 billion.

FamilyMart Taiwan rolls out railway-station stores

Convenience-store operator FamilyMart Taiwan plans nearly 40 new stores in railway stations this year.

BreadTalk Group earnings halve as expansion costs bite

Expansion-related costs saw Singapore-listed BreadTalk Group’s quarterly profit more than halve despite rising sales.

Honestbee back in business with new CEO and backers

Struggling grocery delivery company and grocer Honestbee has a new CEO who has promised to revive the business with the support of investors.

A special place: How Starbucks Asia stores are designed

In Asia’s burgeoning coffee culture, design has become a key means for Starbucks to create a point of difference from rival chains.

Four Asia-Pacific markets account for one-fifth of global travel spending

Visitors from Mainland China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Taiwan now account for 18.5 per cent of global travel spending in the world’s top 200 cities.

Chatime creates Instagrammable 3D-painted walls in Japan stores

Taiwanese brand Chatime has incorporated large areas of 3D-painted walls into the interior design of Japanese stores, targeting female customers who enjoy taking selfies.

H&M collaborates with Chinese designer Angel Chen

H&M has teamed with Angel Chen in a capsule collection – the fast-fashion label’s first partnership with a Chinese designer.

Same-store sales fall for Chow Tai Fook

Jeweller Chow Tai Fook says same-store sales in its Hong Kong home market and Macau fell by 11 per cent in the June quarter.

Tea chain Ten Ren Vietnam to close down

Ten Ren Vietnam will close all of its 23 stores on August 15, local franchise holder Vietnam Coffee Trading Service has announced.

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