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Uniqlo named in new sweatshop claim

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing Group has issued a statement defending itself after being named in a report on working conditions in a Cambodian clothing factory.

British bag brand Zatchels eyes Asia

Hip British bag brand Zatchels says it plans to make inroads into Asia as its young brand gains international awareness.

Jollibee to open 330 stores

Jollibee Foods will open 330 new stores in 2015 on the back of a solid boost in sales and profit last year.

Hooters in major Asian roll-out

Hooters of America has signed an extensive development agreement to open 30 new Hooters QSR restaurant locations throughout Southeast Asia over the next six years.

Myanmar bank launches prepaid MasterCard

Just two years ago tourist guidebooks warned travellers they wouldn’t find an ATM in Myanmar.

New Mega Market near Thai border

A new hybrid hypermarket concept has opened on the Thai side of the border with Laos to cash in on the growing number of consumers shopping in Thailand. The store – MM Mega Market takes up 10,000sqm in the Asawann Shopping Complex II, which is just 4.4 km from the Thai-Lao friendship bridge in the Nong Khai province. It blends hypermarket and wholesale concepts with customers free to buy in bulk or a single unit. MM Mega Market was built by TCC Logistics and Warehouse Co, a division of …

Downtown duty free debut for Cambodia

Cambodians have been promised “an unforgettable shopping experience” when China Duty Free Group opens the nation’s first downtown duty free store on December 30. The 4500 sqm Angkor Duty Free store will sell a range of travel retail goods, including perfumes, cosmetics, fashion, jewellery, sunglasses, watches, liquor, tobacco, travel accessories, and confectionery. Over 200 premium and luxury brands from all over the world, including Dior, SK-II, Shiseido, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Cl…

Retail Holdings debuts in Cambodia

Retail Holdings, controlling shareholder of Singer Asia, has opened its first consumer electronics and furniture store in Cambodia. Singer, which already has operations in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand, says the Singer Mega-branded store has opened in Battambang. Two more stores will open in the developing nation in early 2015 with the end goal of 50 appliance stores within three years. Retail Holdings says its Cambodian store is the largest household consumer durable…

Domino’s eyes Asia growth

Pizza chain Domino’s says it will enter Cambodia next year and Myanmar after 2015. Investigations are under way to locate franchise partners in Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and other developing markets in the Asia Pacific region, where it plans to double its 2500 strong network within eight years. Speaking to journalists in Bangkok, Dominos International VP for Asia-Pacific, Steven Pizziol, said the plan was to expand the regional network by 10 per cent annually. “In the next five years…

Dairy Queen still keen on India

Dessert chain Dairy Queen is seeking a partner to expand into India. The US based company, owned by private equity investor Berkshire Hathaway, operates about 6000 Dairy Queen stores in more than 20 countries and is committed to a progressive roll-put strategy in Asia, especially. Its stores sell a range of soft serve ice cream products, but sells some burgers and other fast food lines at outlets branded DQ Restaurant and DQ Grill & Chill. Earlier talks with reliance Retail broke do…

Smartphone sales soar in SE Asia

Nearly 120 million smartphones have been sold in the seven key southeast Asian markets in just 12 months. Sales in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia have soared 44 per cent in volume and 24 per cent in value year on year. “The big developing countries are the ones fuelling the strong surge in adoption as many outside the big cities are probably just making the switch from their basic feature phone and acquiring their first smartphone,” expl…

Parkson to open Cambodia Mall

Pan Asian retailer Parkson is expanding into Cambodia. Parkson is to open a shopping mall in the country’s capital city at Russian Boulevard in Daun Penh District in the fourth quarter of 2015. The new 70,200 sqm development will be anchored by a department store. It will also include a 3100 sqm basement supermarket, a 6200 sqm electronic mall, 9300 sqm IT mall and a 10-screen multiplex cinema with a 32-lane bowling alley. The shopping centre has easy access from central and the emergin…