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China quick to adopt digital wallets

Nearly half of consumers in China who took part in a new survey shop with digital wallets.

Furla Asia-Pacific plans more flagships

Furla Asia-Pacific is planning more flagship stores after the region delivered 53 per cent sales growth for the 89 year old family-owned Italian company in 2015.

Pernod Ricard Asia troubles parent

Difficulties for Pernod Ricard Asia have dented an otherwise solid first-half result for the global liquor marketer.

Asian retail outlook: “more cautious”

CBRE has released its annual Asian retail outlook, predicting retailers will shift focus from expanding store networks to relocating to better locations.

Asian retail outlook: “more cautious”

CBRE has released its annual Asian retail outlook, predicting retailers will shift focus from expanding store networks to relocating to better locations.

Tycoon outbids Central for Big C Thailand

Thai tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has secured the 58.6 per cent stake in Big C Thailand from French retailer Group Casino after a short bidding process.

Pranda Group expands in Vietnam

Thai jewellery retailer Pranda Group reports a year of expansion in Vietnam, plus consolidation in Indonesia.

Burger King Vietnam ‘not shutting down’

Burger King Vietnam has refuted media claims the company is planning to exit the Southeast Asian nation.

Shinsegae Group in massive expansion plan

Shinsegae Group says it will invest 4.1 trillion won ($3.4 billion) this year and hire 14,400 new staff to expand its retail business and revitalise the “sagging domestic economy”.

Asian retail giants mull Big C bids

At least three major Asian retailers are mulling bids for control of the Big C businesses in Thailand and Vietnam.

Index Living Mall plans ASEAN expansion

Thai home-furnishing retailer Index Living Mall plans to expand into other ASEAN countries.

Mobile World crossing borders

As well as electronics and mobile phones, Vietnam’s Mobile World will sell groceries in its new outlets in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.