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Are shoppers ready for gender-neutral changing rooms?

UK fashion retailer Primark has introduced gender-neutral changing rooms in two stores, prompting both criticism and support from online observers.

AS Watson and L’Oreal launch virtual makeup try-on service

L’Oreal’s AI and AR firm ModiFace and AS Watson Group have launched a virtual makeup try-on service.

Apple CEO Tim Cook promises new products will ‘blow you away’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised investors the firm is on track to double its 2016 revenues.

Zara sparks furore over freckled Chinese model

Zara appears to have inadvertently sparked off a social media furore over the appearance of freckled Chinese model Jing Wen.

Lazada to ramp up grocery retail offer

Lazada Group has announced plans to ramp up its supermarket business in Southeast Asia.

Taco Bell plans hundreds of new Asian outlets

US Mexican-themed dining chain Taco Bell says it plans to drive growth by expanding its presence in Asian markets.

Gong Cha bubble tea could fetch US$442 million

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.

Decathlon Singapore Lab opens near Kallang Stadium

Decathlon Singapore Lab, the brand’s largest store yet in the city, includes a running track.

App-store spending to surpass US$120 billion this year

App-store spending by consumers is expected to surpass more than US$120 billion this year.

H&M plans cafe and florist trials

H&M plans to introduce further digital services and features to improve its customer experience both in physical stores and online.

Last-mile delivery investment will boost sales, says report

Increased investment by retailers in last-mile delivery is essential to uncover new revenue streams, says report.

Design Orchard mall to open this month

Design Orchard mall is set to open on January 25 hosting 61 homegrown labels.