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Mattress retailer launches in Japan

E-tailer expands into new international market.

Acne Studios launching 48-hour online pop-up

Acne Studios is launching a 48-hour online pop-up store offering curated classics.

Acne Studios launching 48-hour online pop-up

Acne Studios is launching a 48-hour online pop-up store offering curated classics.

Acne Studios launching 48-hour online pop-up

Acne Studios is launching a 48-hour online pop-up store offering curated classics.

Asia-Pacific boosts Uniqlo profit

Profit soars 24 per cent, despite a more modest 3 per cent sales lift.

Asia-Pacific boosts Uniqlo profit

Profit soars 24 per cent, despite a more modest 3 per cent sales lift.

Ippudo restaurant owner applies for listing

Ramen restaurant chain Ippudo’s owner is expected to list shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as early as March.

Jetro helping convenience stores

Four major convenience store chains in Japan are teaming up with Jetro to expand overseas as TPP clears the way.

Jalux opens duty-free outlets in Hanoi

Japanese travel retailer Jalux has launched its first airport outlets outside Japan, with three stores at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam.

I.T. Limited sales rise despite Hong Kong

Apparel business I.T. Limited has boosted sales by 5.1 per cent to HK$3.393 billion in the first half year despite a slowdown in Hong Kong. But the company recorded a net loss of $31 million due to a non-recurring foreign exchange losspreviously reported totaling $79.6 million. Without that, profit would have increased by 32.8 per cent to $48.6 million. Gross profit increased by 1.4 per cent to HK$2.026 billion at a gross profit margin of 59.7 per cent, slightly down on the 61.9 per cent o…

I.T. Limited sales rise despite Hong Kong

Apparel business I.T. Limited has boosted sales by 5.1 per cent to HK$3.393 billion in the first half year despite a slowdown in Hong Kong. But the company recorded a net loss of $31 million due to a non-recurring foreign exchange loss previously reported totaling $79.6 million. Without that, profit would have increased by 32.8 per cent to $48.6 million. Gross profit increased by 1.4 per cent to HK$2.026 billion at a gross profit margin of 59.7 per cent, slightly down on the 61.9 per cent of a …

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…