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On the cusp of a Vietnam franchising boom

A Vietnam franchising boom is nearing with about 40 foreign brands reportedly seeking franchise partners in the nation.

Crystal Jade heads for Myanmar

Crystal Jade restaurants are headed to Myanmar after a franchise agreement signed between Singapore and Vietnam.

Myanmar signs up for Crystal Jade restaurants

Crystal Jade restaurants are headed to Myanmar after a franchise agreement signed between Singapore and Vietnam.

Retail changes hit Vietnamese labels

After Thai retailers acquired supermarket chains in Vietnam, Vietnamese labels have been elbowed aside by Thai products.

Wasedaya Shirt brand returns, but not in Japan

A Japanese businessman has revived the established Japanese shirt brand Wasedaya Shirt – in Vietnam.

Elections help boost Jollibee sales

Jollibee sales boosted by elections – fuelling a 17.7 per cent first quarter profit lift.

Parkson revenue falls

Parkson revenue in the third-quarter fell by 15.6 per cent to S$98.4 million (US$71.5 million).

Parkson Retail Asia sales fall

Parkson Retail Asia sales in the third-quarter fell by 15.6 per cent to S$98.4 million (US$71.5 million).

Indonesia, Vietnam leading Asian beauty industry growth

Indonesia and Vietnam are the fastest growing markets in the Asian beauty industry.

Lotte Mart Vietnam sales grow to $221m

With 11 stores, hypermarket chain Lotte Mart Vietnam chalked up sales of $221.58 million last year – 30 per cent growth.

Foreign retailers in Vietnam under attack

Complaints by Ho Chi Minh City businesses about foreign retailers have sparked a prime ministerial investigation.

Central Group sells Big C Thailand stake to rival

Thailand’s Central Group is a step nearer to settling on Big C Vietnam after selling its share in Big C Thailand.