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Supply-chain worries grow as coronavirus crisis continues

Some global retailers have begun reopening stores in Mainland China as the coronavirus crisis continues – but concerns remain over supply chain challenges.

Dejected Chinese consumers fear coronavirus will last until at least July

A new report has shown demoralised Chinese consumers are not expecting the coronavirus crisis to end any time soon.

Loss-making Bauhaus to close 10 stores, axe 100 staff

Hong Kong fashion group Bauhaus International says it will close up to 10 loss-making stores in Hong Kong.

China Jo Jo Drugstores turns to profit in December quarter

Online and offline pharmaceutical and healthcare retailer and wholesaler China Jo-Jo Drugstores boosted revenue by 7.9 per cent in the December quarter

Puma experiences its best year yet as sales soar globally

Puma’s worldwide sales surged 18.4 per cent last year, to €5.502 billion and its pre-tax profit rose 40 per cent to €262 million.

Bossini loss balloons as protests hit Hong Kong sales

Apparel retailer Bossini has revealed a loss of HK$93.7 million during the six months to December – more than triple the $25.7 million loss of the same period a year earlier.

Malaysian retailers hit by coronavirus

Malaysian retailers operating in tourist zones have seen sales plunge in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Foodpanda launches 15-minute grocery-delivery service

Singapore food-delivery service Foodpanda has officially rolled-out its instant grocery delivery service, Pandamart, in Hong Kong after a trial commencing last November.

Hong Kong retailers strike against ‘bullying’ landlords

Fifty Hong Kong retailers with a combined 200 shops have declared a strike against 14 shopping centres in the territory, demanding rental cuts to weather the recession.

Tmall Global offers relief package to merchants worldwide

Alibaba’s B2C platform Tmall Global is offering support to its merchants during the coronavirus epidemic, including waiving services fees.

Pricerite closes stores, culls staff to weather downturn

Furniture and housewares retail Pricerite has closed four stores and will cut staff and executive salaries as it rides out the combined impact of the protests and now the coronavirus on sales.

Vietnam retail sales surge, but virus fears set to dull mood

Retail sales in Vietnam’s commercial capital Ho Chi Minh City were estimated at US$4.8 billion last month, up by 11.2 per cent year on year.