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Miniso $2 format opens first store, in Singapore

Chinese discount merchandise retailer Miniso has launched a Miniso $2 outlet store format, with its first shop opening in Singapore.

Shiseido buys Drunk Elephant

Cosmetics giant Shiseido is to buy Drunk Elephant, a fast-growing prestige skincare brand recognised for clean product development.

Croquant Chou Zakuzaku makes Singapore debut

Japanese bakery brand Croquant Chou Zakuzaku will open its first store in Singapore next month.

Uniqlo to launch clothes made from recycled plastic bottles

Japansese fashion retailer Uniqlo and Toray Industries are creating clothes made from recycled plastic bottles, which will go on sale next year in Singapore and other Asian markets.

Three innovations Asian retailers are prioritising for next year

Tofugear has published its annual Asia Digital Transformation Report, in which 150 Asian retail leaders and executives spokes of their innovation plans.

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.

JR East metro station stores to open in Singapore

East Japan Railway Co. is expanding its operations into Singapore with new JR East metro station stores launching in island’s metro stations.

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.

Change of heart for Takashimaya in China

Takashimaya in China has reversed its decision to shut down its Shanghai store after negotiating a rent reduction.

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.

Pola chooses Changi for first airport duty-free counter outside Japan

Pola will open its first airport duty-free store outside Japan at The Shilla Duty Free Changi Airport Store.

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