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Qatar Holding quitting Sogo parent investment

Qatar Holding is selling its shareholding in Lifestyle International Holdings and Lifestyle China Group for an aggregate HK$5.2 billion (US$662.8 million).

Reliance retail business thrives

India’s Reliance retail group has reported a solid quarter of growth, helped by a 50 per cent rise in consumer electronics sales.

Lane Crawford mixes art and fashion

Luxury department store Lane Crawford is offering a modern take on Chinese traditions for the Lunar New Year.

Double-digit growth for Omtis Fine Wines

Hong Kong’s Omtis Fine Wines reports double-digit growth during a year of weakened luxury retail sales.

Muji enters Australia

Japanese lifestyle brand, Muji, will open the doors to its first Australian store at Chadstone Shopping Centre today. Dubbed “Japan’s answer to Ikea”, the debut store will be open to the public from 12pm. “Our first Australian store is finally here in Chadstone! The grand opening is 12:00 noon today! The opening ceremony is held in front of the store from 8:15am-9:00am also and everyone is invited,” Muji Australia posted on its Facebook page. The Australian flagship will be jo…

Landmark eyes Indian growth

Dubai-based Landmark Group plans to boost its share of India’s retail market. The company plans to open 20 Lifestyle department stores across India over the next three years in addition to its existing 40. The expansion will entail an investment of Rs450 crore, says Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd MD Kabir Lumba. Lifestyle has been in India since 1999 when it opened its first store in Chennai. Parent Landmark Group has also launched several of its core retail concepts in India includ…

Johnston & Murphy plans India stores

US premium footwear brand Johnston & Murphy plans to open 10-12 exclusives stores in India in four years. The brand has been operating in India since last year through distribution partner Elite Group. “After we got a very encouraging response to our products in India we decided to expand through retailing in the country,” said Johnston & Murphy president Jonathan Caplan. “We are setting up our first exclusive store in Mumbai this week and are targeting to add another 10-11 such…

Cath Kidston plans Chinese flagship

British lifestyle brand Cath Kidston is demonstrating its confidence in China with a flagship store in Shanghai. To be located on Huai Hai Rd, the store will span 573 sqm over three levels and will offer its full range of products across homewares, accessories, clothing and childrenswear. “The new flagship store will be a great brand showcase and is a really exciting milestone in our 20th year,” said CEO Kenny Wilson. He said Greater China could become the brand’s biggest market one day…