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How Pomelo is redefining O2O retailing in Asia

Pomelo, a technology company that makes fashion, is changing the way Southeast Asian women shop.

Pomelo launches in-app livestream shopping with Davika Hoorne

Southeast Asian omnichannel fashion retailer Pomelo has launched in-app shoppable livestream starring famous Thai actress Davika Hoorne.

Isetan to quit Thailand

Japanese department-store chain Isetan will quit Thailand later this year after 28 years operating in Bangkok.

Major expansion plan for Bonchon chicken in Thailand after Minor takes control

Thai-headquartered Minor International has bought an effective 70-per-cent stake in the master franchise rights holder of Bonchon chicken in Thailand.

CP Group wins Tesco Asia business for US$10.6 billion

Tesco has accepted a US$10.6 billion bid for its Asian businesses from a consortium of companies controlled by Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont.

Hongkong Land posts record profit, despite protests

Property developer Hongkong Land has reported a 4-per-cent rise in underlying profit to a record US$1.076 billion for last year – but warned that the advent of the coronavirus outbreak will dent results this year.

Coronavirus to wipe US$8.3bn off Asia-Pacific duty-free sales

The coronavirus outbreak has substantially altered forecasts for Asia-Pacific duty-free sales this year, according to research firm GlobalData.

Influencers sign on to The R Collective x Net-A-Porter campaign

Upcycling fashion label The R Collective has unveiled a new campaign highlighting the advances in sustainability through its upcycling projects across Asia.

Southeast Asian smartphone sales defies global trend

Southeast Asian smartphone sales rose last year, bucking the global trend, according to new data from market research house GFK.

Central Retail to invest US$575 million on expansion this year

Thailand’s Central Retail Corporation achieved 8 per cent revenue growth last year to US$7.1 billion and an 11-per-cent boost in profit to $394.7 million.

Tesco executives mull final bids for Thai, Malaysian businesses

Tesco executives and advisors will this week start evaluating offers for its Thai and Malaysian businesses following Friday’s deadline for binding offers.

Minor International’s food division turns a corner while hotels deliver huge profit boost

Minor International has boosted its full-year profit by 137 per cent, largely due to the consolidation of its recent acquisition, the NH Hotel Group.