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California coffee roaster Blue Bottle to launch in Hong Kong’s Central

Artisanal coffee roaster and retailer Blue Bottle has been rumoured to be expanding into Hong Kong since netizens discovered job postings for a brand experience manager and operations director back in August.

Alibaba’s Singles Day sales up 26 per cent on last year

Alibaba’s Singles Day retail promotion is over for another year – and predictably a new record was set.

Nestle starts selling Starbucks-branded coffee in China

FMCG giant Nestle started selling Starbucks-branded coffee in Mainland China today, seeking to tap growth in a market where it says coffee consumption per capita remains low compared to global standards. Nestle last year paid US$7.15 billion for exclusive rights to sell the US chain’s coffees and teas globally, and began selling Starbucks-labelled products in Europe, Asia and Latin America in February.

Alibaba promises US$200 billion global sourcing plan

Alibaba has committed to help import US$200 billion worth of goods from more than 120 countries over the next five years.

Nestle Japan launches made-to-order Kit Kat store

Nestle Japan has opened a permanent made-to-order Kit Kat store in Osaka.

Sake-flavoured Kit Kat makes debut in Tokyo bar

Nestle has opened a pop-up bar in Tokyo to mark today’s release of its new sake-flavoured Kit Kat bar.

Starbucks China to double store network

Starbucks China plans to open a new store every 15 hours for the next five years, doubling its store count to 6000.

Nestle to pay US$7.1 billion for global Starbucks rights

Nestle is to pay US$7.1 billion for global Starbucks rights outside the chain’s cafes.

KitKat flagship for Shinsegae in Seoul

A KitKat flagship store has been launched in Shinsegae’s Gangnam department store in Seoul.

Ruby KitKat rolled out for Valentine’s Day

Forget a diamond ring for Valentine’s Day – this has been trumped by a ruby KitKat by Nestle Japan.

Kit Kat Japan and Tokyo Banana launch banana chocolate

Kit Kat Japan and Tokyo Banana have released a limited-edition chocolate wafer.

Surprise JD.com profit upswing

An unexpected JD.com profit upswing has marked the third quarter for China’s largest retailer.