Michael Arnold - Inside Retail Singapore
Activewear label The North Face has initiated its global retail strategy with the opening of a new store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood last Friday.
Philippine restaurant operator Jollibee Foods is to buy US cafe brand The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outright for US$350 million.
New data from Juniper Research predicts consumer interaction with chatbots in retail will reach 22 billion by 2023.
Business futurist Morris Miselowski has hypothesised the coming emergence of the flexitarian diet and its potential impact on the food industry.
Luxury apparel retailer Gucci has invested US$10 million into a diversity program to foster inclusion within the firm.
UK fashion retailer Primark has introduced gender-neutral changing rooms in two stores, prompting both criticism and support from online observers.
L’Oreal’s AI and AR firm ModiFace and AS Watson Group have launched a virtual makeup try-on service.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised investors the firm is on track to double its 2016 revenues.
Zara appears to have inadvertently sparked off a social media furore over the appearance of freckled Chinese model Jing Wen.
Lazada Group has announced plans to ramp up its supermarket business in Southeast Asia.
US Mexican-themed dining chain Taco Bell says it plans to drive growth by expanding its presence in Asian markets.
South Korean private equity firm Unison Capital is selling its Gong Cha bubble tea franchise in a deal likely to fetch up to US$442 million.