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Four ways the Covid-19 pandemic will reshape shopping behaviour in Asia

Shopping behaviour in Asia will be redefined by the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research from retail solutions provider Tofugear, Digital Consumer in Asia 2020.

How Covid-19 is impacting food-and drink-markets in Southeast Asia

The spread of Covid-19 is forcing Southeast Asian consumers to change their eating habits and embrace new shopping practices, says Mintel Apac food-and-drink analyst Tan Heng Hong.

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.