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Shiseido and Shopee partner to boost J-beauty in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Shopee is partnering with Shiseido Asia Pacific to propel the growth of Japanese beauty products in Southeast Asia.

Uniqlo Vietnam to open second store in Ho Chi Minh City

Uniqlo Vietnam is to open Ho Chi Minh’s second store this year despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Fake luxury goods seized in famous Vietnam markets

Ho Chi Minh City authorities seized thousands of fake luxury goods at two famous local markets last week.

Giordano to focus on global expansion as sales fall in greater China

Giordano group sales fell 11.9 per cent last year to US$624.6 million with sales at physical stores falling by 9.6 per cent and to franchisees by 24.2 per cent.

Aeon Vietnam plans US$2 billion expansion

Japanese retail giant Aeon Vietnam says it will invest US$2 billion expanding its presence across the country.

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.

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.

Launching this year: Mos Burger in Vietnam

Mos Burger in Vietnam will open its first store in Ho Chi Minh City later this year, with 10 outlets planned during the next htree years.

Apple China reopens stores

Apple China has reopened 10 more stores in China, as business begins to return to normal despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Vietnam winning greater share of US apparel imports

Vietnam’s share of US apparel imports has benefited as China’s share in the market is slipping in the wake of the Sino-US trade war.

Vietnam retail sales surge, but virus fears set to dull mood

Retail sales in Vietnam’s commercial capital Ho Chi Minh City were estimated at US$4.8 billion last month, up by 11.2 per cent year on year.