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Chicken Cottage starts expansion

Chicken Cottage has opened its second outlet in Malaysia, in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), taking its total to 90 stores worldwide.

Australia’s Oporto to launch in Singapore

Chicken chain secures financial partner for international expansion.

October Singapore retail sales edge up

October Singapore retail sales rose a meagre 0.8 per cent over the same month last year, falling 1 per cent from September.

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.

Retail closures add to Wing Tai woes

Higher administrative expenses as the group closed retail outlets in Singapore were among the factors contributing to earnings dropping below expectations for Wing Tai Holdings.

Criteo notes eCommerce spike

In the lead-up to the Chinese New Year, eCommerce sales in Asia grew by 40 per cent, according to performance marketing technology company Criteo.

More space, lower rents

Singapore retail vacancy rates rose to 7.2 per cent at the end of the fourth quarter last year, according to the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority.

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.

Pos Indonesia eyes eCommerce boom

Indonesia’s national postal service, Pos Indonesia, is mulling a spin-off its logistics arm in an IPO to capitalise on the online shopping boom.

Where Chinese tourists are spending their shopping dollar

As Chinese tourists discover new destinations, retailers in neighbouring countries are being left in the dust.

Singapore rents dip, says DTZ Research

First-storey rents throughout SIngapore have fallen by 1.2 per cent to about $30.50 a square foot in the past quarter.