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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…

Bangkok’s Thaniya Plaza to be refurbished for the first time in 30 years

Thai developer Thaniya Group plans to invest more than US$33 million on renovating Thaniya Plaza, its first major makeover project in 30 years.

Thai oil company PTT joins race for Tesco

Thai oil company PTT is said to be preparing to make a bid for the Tesco Asia businesses in Malaysia and Thailand.

Ethical shoe retailer Toms collapses

Ownership of ethical American shoe retailer Toms will be transferred to its creditors.

6ixty8ight opens first store in Mongolia as China expansion ramps up

Hong Kong-headquartered lingerie brand 6ixty8ight has launched its first outlet in Mongolia and says it aims to open 16 more outlets in China this month.

Thai conglomerates in race to buy Tesco Asia

Two Thai billionaires are reportedly preparing bids for the Asian operations of UK grocery giant Tesco.

Central Group launches Porto de Phuket lifestyle mall

Thailand’s Central Group has launched a new shopping mall, Porto de Phuket, in Phuket’s Thalang District.

Thailand’s Central Retail confirms IPO plans

Central Group subsidiary Central Retail Corporation, aims to raise up to US$2.7 billion in an initial public offering (IPO), which will be Thailand’s largest yet.

Major Thai retailers stop giving out plastic bags

Thai Retailers Association members have stopped providing customers with plastic bags as a ban took effect on January 1.

Sagging consumer sentiment dents Thai retail industry

The Thai retail industry is facing a period of low consumer confidence, according to a CBRE research report, resulting in little sales growth.

C-Store retailers in spotlight at Convenience Summit Asia

Registrations are open for the NACS Convenience Summit Asia (CSA), March 3–5, 2020, in Bangkok, Thailand.