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Zalora Thailand and Vietnam to be offloaded

Rocket Internet is selling its Zalora Thailand and Vietnam eCommerce fashion sites.

SM Prime mulls ASEAN mall options

With the Philippines shopping centre ranks nearing capacity – for now – where will SM Asia head next?

Alibaba buys Lazada

Alibaba buys Lazada: the world’s largest eCommerce company has acquired a controlling interest in Southeast Asia’s largest online department store.

Asian retail leaders make Forbes power list

Two Asian retail leaders have been added to Forbes magazine’s annual list of 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia.

Amway Vietnam under investigation

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade is investigating seven multi-level marketing companies, including Amway Vietnam.

Ready Flowers surpasses 1 million customers

Ready Flowers has more than 1 million customers across the world, thanks to its collaboration with 4000 florists in more than 90 countries.

FPT Vietnam to sell stake

Private tech firm FPT Vietnam is planning to divest from its retail and distribution units.

Al-Futtaim Singapore stores to be shuttered

The Al-Futtaim group plans to shutter at least 10 of its 125 Singapore retail stores due to subdued retail spending and high rents.

Smoothie King Singapore stores close

All seven stores of Smoothie King Singapore have closed over the past month.

Smoothie King Singapore stores close

All seven stores of Smoothie King Singapore have closed over the past month.

Al-Futtaim Singapore stores to be shuttered

The Al-Futtaim group plans to shutter at least 10 of its 125 Singapore retail stores due to subdued retail spending and high rents.

Aeon Mall plans ASEAN expansion

Japan’s Aeon Mall plans more shopping centres in Indonesia and Vietnam, and is also looking at possibilities in Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.