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BreadTalk Group to be privatised by founder and Minor International

A small group of key Breadtalk Group stakeholders, including founder and chairman Dr George Quek, have offered to acquire all the ordinary shares in the firm and delist the company.

Photos leaked of second Apple Thailand store

Photos have been leaked on Twitter, offering a preview of Apple Thailand’s second store.

Online focus pays off as Sabina sales surge

An aggressive online focus saw listed Thai lingerie retailer Sabina achieve 14.3 per cent sales growth last year.

Pomelo debuts in-app livestream technology

Pomelo has debuted in-app livestream technology for customers in Singapore and Thailand, the first fashion brand to launch it in Southeast Asia.

Don Don Donki Thailand to expand after success of debut store

Don Don Donki Thailand will expand its retail network this year after positive trading performance of the first outlet.

Global franchise operators eye Thai growth

Franchise brands from the US, France and China are eyeing opportunities in Thailand which has become a strong drawcard for offshore companies, according to consultants.

JustCo turns to malls for co-working locations

Coworking space provider JustCo is turning to shopping malls as it looks to double its Asia-Pacific presence this year.

Sephora suspends makeup services as precautionary measure

Sephora has stopped offering custom makeovers in hundreds of stores across Asia-Pacific to protect customers and staff from coronavirus.

Bangkok’s Chatuchak mall opens in Singapore

Bangkok’s world-famous Chatuchak Market has launched a satellite site in Singapore which will trade six days a week until May 3.

NACS Convenience Summit Asia cancelled

The NACS Convenience Summit Asia (CSA) scheduled for March 3–5 in Bangkok, Thailand, has been cancelled.

Sustainable wines gaining popularity – in Asia

As Chinese wine consumers – and those across Southeast Asia – are growing a taste for wine, so too they are embracing sustainable wines.

% Arabica expands in Indonesia

Japanese coffee chain % Arabica is launching four locations in Indonesia, with new stores scheduled for Jakarta and Bali next month.