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Cath Kidston Japan sales outperform rest of world

Cath Kidston Japan sales outperformed every other market in the year to March, but not enough to stem losses by the UK-based company.

Japan to take up slack from Cath Kidston China

As Cath Kidston China scales back, Cath Kidston is rolling out an expansion in other parts of Asia.

Norbreeze Group introducing Olivia Burton to region

Olivia Burton is expanding into Southeast Asia after forming a partnership with Norbreeze Group.

Norbreeze Group introducing Olivia Burton to region

Olivia Burton is expanding into Southeast Asia after forming a partnership with Norbreeze Group.

Cath Kidston Asia sales push profit surge

Cath Kidston Asia sales helped the retailer post a surge in profits for its latest fiscal year.

Cath Kidston Asia sales push profit surge

Cath Kidston Asia sales helped the retailer post a surge in profits for its latest fiscal year.

Asia powers Cath Kidston profits

Cath Kidston has reported a boost in international sales of 20.2 per cent in the last trading year, with Asia clearly driving the brand’s success.

Cath Kidston buys Japanese franchise

UK-headquartered Cath Kidston says it will buy out its Japanese franchise business.

Singapore Customs seizes 700 bags

Singapore Customs has seized 700 fake handbags and wallets imoported from China on trade mark violations.

Singapore’s Metro opens new format

Singapore department store Metro has unveiled a whole new format in Orchard Rd featuring new brands and a more upmarket shopping environment. At 130,000 sqft spread over six floors, the store is almost 70 per cent larger than its more fashion-focused department store at Paragon. The 57 year old locally owned retailer has a new lease of life in the heart of the county’s shopping belt. It features new brands such as Cath Kidston and The Body Shop, while welcoming back resident brands like …

Asian PE buys into Cath Kidston

UK’s lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston has raised new investment from Baring Private Equity Asia. With 100 stores in China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand, and 66 stores in the UK, Cath Kidston has identified expansion in Asia as a key strategic priority. Securing the expertise of Baring Asia to further the development of its business in the region was a key consideration for the company, it says. “Finding the right partner to h…

Cath Kidston plans more Asia stores

British retailer Cath Kidston is shifting the focus of its expansion to overseas markets, particularly in Asia. Cath Kidston, whose offer ranges from fashion to homewares, plans to open up to 40 new stores annually around the world, with focus in Asian countries including China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. CEO Kenny Wilson says China offers a bright prospect for the brand as Chinese love for anything British rises. He says Cath Kidston could have “lots of stores” in the world’s seco…