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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.

Taiwan’s Kiki Noodle Bar to open at IFC mall

Taiwan’s Kiki Noodle Bar, a chain known for its health-conscious take on spicy Sichuanese cuisine, is launching in Hong Kong later this month at IFC mall in Central.

Taiwan’s 85C Bakery Cafe expands in the US

Taiwanese franchise 85C Bakery Cafe is undergoing rapid expansion in the US.

Honestbee Taiwan suspends services

Singaporean grocery-delivery service Honestbee is “temporarily closing” its Taiwan operations as it focuses on its core Southeast Asian markets

First Wu Pao Chun Bakery outlet opens in Singapore

Taiwanese bakery Wu Pao Chun has opened first Singapore outlet.

City Chain parent records another loss, as trade war dampens sentiment

Same-store sales by watch retailer City Chain improved last year – but parent Stelux Holdings still recorded a loss of US$4.4 million.