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Philippine brand Rusty Lopez heads to Indonesia

Marikina fashion brand Rusty Lopez has expanded into Indonesia.

Takeover whispers surround SMCP

French fashion brand owner SMCP has attracted takeover bids from Lion Capital and Chinese textile producer Shandong Ruyi Group, according to reports in Hong Kong.

Takeover whispers surround SMCP

French fashion brand owner SMCP has attracted takeover bids from Lion Capital and Chinese textile producer Shandong Ruyi Group, according to reports in Hong Kong.

Clarks steps up in Asia

British footwear brand Clarks says it sees Asia Pacific growth as a “a key strategic focus” for the company. The 190 year old, £1.5 billion business, plans to open 100 stores in the region in the next 12 months. “As we celebrate a significant birthday, we are as nimble and entrepreneurial as ever and poised for growth,” said Nancy Huang, president of Clarks Asia Pacific. “We see great future potential for further expansion and are excited about the possibilities.” Clar…

Clarks steps up in Asia

British footwear brand Clarks says it sees Asia Pacific growth as a “a key strategic focus” for the company. The 190 year old, £1.5 billion business, plans to open 100 stores in the region in the next 12 months. “As we celebrate a significant birthday, we are as nimble and entrepreneurial as ever and poised for growth,” said Nancy Huang, president of Clarks Asia Pacific. “We see great future potential for further expansion and are excited about the possibilities.” Clarks, which oper…

Dairy Farm Indonesia reviews struggling Starmart

Dairy Farm Indonesia continues to struggle, places its Starmart chain under review.

Dairy Farm Indonesia reviews struggling Starmart

Dairy Farm Indonesia continues to struggle, places its Starmart chain under review.

Matahari expands into Ketapang

Matahari Putra Prima has opened its 10th hypermarket – and its first in Ketapang, Kalimentan. The multi-format Indonesia Indonesian retailer operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty stores. The new hypermarkets is located at Borneo City Mall, Ketapang, one of the largest shopping centres in West Kalimantan. It has a gross selling area of 5000 sqm and is the chain’s 11th in Kalimantan. An opening ceremony was attended by the Regent of Ketapang, Drs. Henrikus, MSi, Director…

Aeon nears Indonesian debut

Japan’s Aeon is completing construction of its first shopping mall in Indonesia. Its Indonesia debut follows success in Malaysia and Thailand where it is building strong networks of hypermarkets, supermarkets and mini-markets, and a more recent foray into Vietnam where it has two shopping centres already trading in the south and a third under construction in Hanoi. Aeon Mall Sinarmas Land Indonesia, its local arm, is building Aeon Mall Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) City which will have more t…

Asians embrace Valentines Day

Indonesians, Taiwanese and Singaporeans are far more likely to splurge on Valentine’s Day than shoppers in Germany or the UK, a survey reveals. Japan’s home-grown global online retailer Rakuten has surveyed 7000 people across the globe to gauge attitudes to Valentine’s Day and found that Asians embrace the concept much more than Europeans. The Rakuten Shopping Secrets survey found Indonesians (57 per cent), Taiwanese (53 per cent) and Singaporeans (45 per cent) placed top of the mult…

Indonesia set for online shopping boom

By Edward Barbour-Lacey* While currently, eCommerce only accounts for less than one per cent (worth less than US$2 billion per year) of Indonesian retail spending, analysts believe the country’s fast growing middle class and proliferation of smartphones will soon raise that share to eight per cent (worth US$8 billion) in just a few years. If that scenario were to happen, then Indonesia’s eCommerce market would be the largest in Southeast Asia. Although accurate predictions are hard …

Chinese tax free spending leaps

Chinese travellers boosted tax free spending by 30 per cent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2014. And for the first time, Chinese shoppers accounted for more than one third of overall spending on tax free shopping, according to data from Global Blue, an international tax refund specialist. That’s the first time in any quarter. Shoppers from Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong also boosted their spend, significantly, but from much lower bases. Part of the reason for the dominance of …