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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is director of content at Inside Retail Asia. A cloud-based writer with a passion for design and digital communications, Robert has written about the retail industry for more than 20 years. He has spent the last eight of those based in Southeast Asia. Contact him at [email protected]

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Singapore startup PerroMart taps into soaring rate of pet ownership in Asia

Singaporean startup PerroMart has developed an online-to-offline solution for pet owners blending products, advice, accessories and even vet care and grooming.

HanesBrands plans to double Champion Asia store network

US apparel company HanesBrands plans to double its Champion Asia store network within two years.

Harvey Norman first to launch Microsoft Synchronized Shopping software

Harvey Norman has become the world’s first retailer to launch a new AI-powered retail software concept the Microsoft Synchronized Shopping solution.

Park-themed Sony Singapore store opens in Westgate

Sony Singapore has opened a park-themed store at the Westgate shopping centre.

Asia cited as Ted Baker swings to a loss

UK fashion house Ted Baker has slumped into the red in the first half of the year, its position not helped by a 15.2-per-cent fall in sales in Asia.

Hong Kong retail sales crash by steepest rate on record

Hong Kong retail sales crashed 23 per cent in August as extradition-bill protests saw stores shuttered and visitors staying away.

Tourism operators, retailers ‘staring down an abyss’ ahead of Golden Week

China’s national holiday break next week looks like offering little respite for retailers and the tourism industry hit by what is now 17 weeks of spasmodic protests which is discouraging visitors fr…

Australian restaurant chain Mad Mex plans five-country Asian rollout

Australian Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex plans to expand into Asia, starting with its first Singapore restaurant this month.

Another big loss for retailer Esprit, but there are signs of a turnaround

More writedowns and restructuring costs have seen fashion retailer Esprit post another full-year loss, but the company is adamant its recovery plan is beginning to show results.

Gap Inc to franchise Athleta, Janie and Jack brands in Asia

Gap Inc is planning to roll out Janie and Jack and Athleta stores globally, via a franchise model.

How 5G will revolutionse retail as a great enabler

Thanks to 5G, mobile communication is about to experience its greatest revolution in the 12 years since Apple invented the smartphone.

Crabtree & Evelyn losses halve as stores closed and brand moves online

Beauty-products brand Crabtree & Evelyn halved its losses in the first half of the year as parent, Hong Kong-listed Nan Hai Corporation continued its move from offline to online.

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