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Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay still top of the world’s most expensive retail strips

Hong Kong ́s Causeway Bay remains top of the world’s most expensive retail strips, with rents rising to US$ 2,745 per square feet per annum.

HanesBrands plans to double Champion Asia store network

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

Alibaba launches 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

Alibaba Group has launched its 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, taking the annual event into its second decade.

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.