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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.

Japanese baker Hattendo to franchise stores in Hong Kong

Japanese baker Hattendo is planning to ramp up its store rollout in Asia, with particular focus on Greater China and Southeast Asia.

Tiffany to open Blue Box Cafe in Hong Kong

A flagship Tiffany store and the first Blue Box cafe in Hong Kong will soft open early this month and mid next month respectively.

BreadTalk Group to buy foodcourt rival

Listed Singapore food-and-beverage company BreadTalk Group is to buy foodcourt operator Food Junction Management (FJM).

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.

Shrinking Forever 21 may seek bankruptcy protection

Californian fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy protection after failing to reach a deal to refinance its heavy debt load.

Gong Cha secures private-equity investment to boost global expansion

International private equity company TA Associates will take an undisclosed stake in fast-growing bubble-tea chain Gong Cha.

Flagship Razer store in Las Vegas to open next month

A flagship Razer store in Las Vegas is set to open next month, the gaming brand’s largest outlet anywhere in the world and its second in the US after San Francisco.

Hotpot-restaurant chain Haidilao opens 130 restaurants in six months

Hotpot-restaurant chain Haidilao opened 130 new restaurants in the first half of this year, boosting sales by 59.3 per cent to US$1.66 billion.

Carousell marks seventh anniversary with a new logo

Singapore-based online advertising platform Carousell has marked its seventh anniversary with the launch of a new visual identity.

Estee Lauder Asia sales soar 25 per cent

Estee Lauder Asia sales soared 25 per cent in the year to June, with China, Hong Kong and the emerging markets in Southeast Asia the main performers.

G2000 banks on technology and laser-sharp focus for growth

Embracing new technology while maintaining a sharp focus on its market position, G2000 is continuing its expansion across Asia and the Middle East.

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