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H&M unveils Chinese New Year collection

A new H&M Chinese New Year collection has been launched, celebrating the Year of the Rat, and featuring more than 100 items.

Vietnam retail sales hit four-year high

Retail sales in Vietnam have reached VND4.94 quadrillion (US$214.8 billion) as of last year, a rise of 11.8 per cent over the previous year.

Vietnam’s Vingroup to complete retail exit by closing VinPro chain

Vingroup is to complete its exit direct retail businesses, shutting down its electronic business VinPro within this month.

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Vietnam to open next year

Japanese drugstore operator Matsumoto Kiyoshi will launched its first Vietnam flagship store next March in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

Chinese giants dominate Asia’s online grocery market

China’s two e-commerce giants are driving the most growth in Asia’s online grocery market according to a new report from international researcher IGD.

Taco Bell eyes four new Southeast Asian markets

Talks are underway to expand the Taco Bell Mexican-themed fast-food restaurant chain into Southeast Asia.

Delivery Hero buys South Korean rival Woowa

Berlin-headquartered online food delivery operator Delivery Hero has acquired Seoul-based rival Woowa for US$4 billion.

Aeon Vietnam opens second mall in Hanoi

Aeon Vietnam has opened its second shopping mall in Hanoi, located in Hanoi’s southwestern district of Ha Dong.

Maiden Uniqlo Vietnam store opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The first Uniqlo Vietnam store opened its doors today, marking the Japanese fast-fashion brand’s sixth market in Southeast Asia.

Big C reveals expansion plans at home and abroad

Thai supermarket business Big C is planning to spend THB6.5 billion (US$214 million) on expansion both domestically and internationally next year.

Olive Young partners with Dairy Farm to expand into Southeast Asia

South Korean health-and-beauty brand CJ Olive Young is seeking to expand in Southeast Asia.

Vingroup, Masan to form Vietnam’s biggest retail group

Vietnamese business giant Vingroup has agreed to merge its retail and agriculture unit with Masan Consumer Holdings, aiming to form Vietnam’s biggest retailer.