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Crate & Barrel debuts in Manila

US homewares chain Crate & Barrel has opened its first store in the Philippines. The store is in Manila’s Mega Fashion Hall inside SM Megamall. SM Retail Group has partnered with Crate & Barrel to bring the brand to the Philippines and more stores are scheduled to open in Manila in 2015, before the chain spreads to other cities. Crate & Barrel’s US head of international visual merchandising April Young flew into Manila for this week’s opening, with director of construc…

Crate & Barrel debuts in Manila

US homewares chain Crate & Barrel has opened its first store in the Philippines. The store is in Manila’s Mega Fashion Hall inside SM Megamall. SM Retail Group has partnered with Crate & Barrel to bring the brand to the Philippines and more stores are scheduled to open in Manila in 2015, before the chain spreads to other cities. Crate & Barrel’s US head of international visual merchandising April Young flew into Manila for this week’s opening, with director of construction J…

Pharmacy battle ahead in Philippines

Just one week after Dairy Farm International bought a controlling stake in an established Filipino pharmacy chain, its archrival AS Watson says it is continuing with an ambitious expansion program. Watson and Dairy Farm, both based in Hong Kong, are the dominant players in the pharmacy and beauty care sector across Asia, the only major rival being UK-based Boots which has a strong market share in Thailand. Watson Personal Care Stores (Phil) last week marked the opening of its 400th store i…

[:en]Uno de 50 opens in SE Asia[:zh] Uno de 50进军东南亚市场

[:en]Spanish jewellery brand Uno de 50 has opened its first store in Southeast Asia. The store, in the Philippines’ SM Aura Premier in Taguig City, is a partnership with SM Retail Group. “Southeast Asia is a region with a red-hot retail industry. In the Philippines, three key factors converged in our decision to enter the market. First, it is a big market with a growth trend in fashion consumption; second, a brand with a difference like ours has a considerable niche. Third, we have the b…

Spanish fashion brand to enter Philippines

Suiteblanco to open at SM Aura Premier.