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Alibaba launches 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

Alibaba Group has launched its 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, taking the annual event into its second decade.

Debut Uniqlo Vietnam store close to opening

The new Uniqlo Vietnam store will comprise three floors of what is now the Parkson Saigon Tourist Plaza, opposite the Vincom Mall in Ho Chi Minh City.

Riding the digital wave: boomtime for Southeast Asian e-commerce

Increasing choice, better internet access, and rising affluence will continue to drive more spending online as Southeast Asian e-commerce enters a boom era, according to a new report.

Vietnam’s Mobile World launches fashion-watch retail model

Vietnamese smartphone retailer, Mobile World, has discovered a thriving new business model: a fashion-watch retail concept.

Big C opens first supermarket in Cambodia

Supermarket chain Big C has opened its first store in Cambodia.

Vietnam coffee chains take to the streets in marketshare battle

Major Vietnam coffee chains are targeting new customers through adopting take-away business models on city streets.

Miniso $2 format opens first store, in Singapore

Chinese discount merchandise retailer Miniso has launched a Miniso $2 outlet store format, with its first shop opening in Singapore.

Japan’s Stripe buys Vietnam fashion chain Vascara

Japanese clothing firm Stripe International has purchased a majority stakeholding in Vietnamese label Vascara.

South Korea’s CU convenience store chain to open in Vietnam

South Korea’s CU convenience store chain will expand its footprint to Vietnam, its second international market after Mongolia.

GIC buys into Vietnam’s Vingroup retail unit

A GIC-led investment group has purchased a minority shareholding in a Vingroup JSC retail business for US$500 million.

Vietnamese footwear brand Saado eyes US expansion after Southeast Asian success

Vietnamese startup footwear brand Saado plans to expand its retail network into the US after successful launch in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar within just a year.

Shopee smashes its own records for 9.9 Super Shopping Day

Southeast Asian/Taiwanese e-commerce platform Shopee has concluded its most successful 9.9 Super Shopping Day to date.