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The Whale Tea lands in Singapore

Chinese beverage and desserts brand The Whale Tea has launched in Singapore.

FairPrice Housebrand gets image refresh

Superunion has partnered with NTUC FairPrice on the co-operative’s latest rebranding exercise to refresh the FairPrice Housebrand range.

Haidilao to ‘spice up’ new restaurant with 5G technology

M1 Limited will collaborate with hot pot brand Haidilao to set up a trial 5G network for the restaurant chain’s upcoming new store.

Why brands should embrace the second-hand luxury market

New research shows that global sales in the second-hand luxury market are expected to grow at an average rate of 12 per cent year-on-year.

Digital merchant-platform Fave launches takeaway in Singapore

Southeast Asian digital merchant-platform Fave has launched a food takeaway service in Singapore.

Crystal Jade restaurants to launch in the Philippines

Philippines specialty store retailer SSI Group will play host to Chinese restaurant chain Crystal Jade in the territory.

Most Singaporeans purchase online overseas every month

A recent survey has shown that around 75 per cent of Singaporeans purchase overseas products at least once a month.

The North Face reveals its future with New York store

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.

Jollibee to buy The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for US$350 million

Philippine restaurant operator Jollibee Foods is to buy US cafe brand The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outright for US$350 million.

Boomtime ahead for chatbots in retail

New data from Juniper Research predicts consumer interaction with chatbots in retail will reach 22 billion by 2023.

Are you a flexitarian? Futurist plots new trend

Business futurist Morris Miselowski has hypothesised the coming emergence of the flexitarian diet and its potential impact on the food industry.

Gucci invests $10m in diversity program

Luxury apparel retailer Gucci has invested US$10 million into a diversity program to foster inclusion within the firm.