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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

Korean convenience stores start selling Covid-19 self-testing kits

Coronavirus self-test kits became available in supermarkets and convenience stores across the country Thursday as South ...

Little reason for retailers to celebrate Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble

While there are no restrictions on the purpose of travel between the two cities, it can be expected that most of the pas...

New restaurant designs pop up shaped by the pandemic

Restaurateurs in the Philippines had to innovate and rethink their approach to traditional dining.

Nike sales crimped by pandemic, shipping issues; forecast disappoints

Nike forecast "low-to-mid-teens" full-year revenue growth, falling just short of the 15.9 per cent increase in sales.

China’s JD.com cashes in on steady online demand, beats market expectations

The Beijing-based company posted revenue of 745.8 billion yuan (US$114.97 billion) for the year, beating analysts' estim...
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Retail news around the globe

Starbucks supports Covid-19 vaccine delivery; H&M opens Arket store in China; Shiseido to offload consumer business; and...

Covid-19 brings heavy drop in Hong Kong retail sales in December

Territory records largest-ever rate of annual retail sales decline.

How travel bans will impact luxury retailers this Lunar New Year

Chinese consumers account for a significant portion of the global luxury market. What will happen when they stay at home...

Navigating the perfect storm: Social distancing and the collapse of tourism

How are shopping centres finding new ways to deal with the restrictions that the pandemic has brought to the retail land...

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but now they’re finding new ways t...