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Starbucks Singapore releases mobile order & pay program at selected stores

Starbucks has launched its mobile order & pay (MO&P) service at 32 selected Singapore outlets ahead of a city-wide launch by March next year.

Famed ramen chain Ichiran to pop up at Takashimaya

Popular Japanese ramen chain Ichiran will open a pop-up at Takashimaya Singapore’s Japan Food Matsuri event.

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.

Leverage e-commerce in Singapore

In Singapore, more and more people are connected to the Internet and the number of online shoppers follows the same trend. Back in 2014, Visa stated that approximately 26% of Sin…

Online remote payments for digital and physical goods to hit $6 trillion

New research shows the total transaction value of online remote payments for digital and physical goods will exceed US$6 trillion by 2024.

Sales at H&M stores rise at steepest rate in three years

Sales at H&M stores worldwide rose by the steepest rate in three years in the third quarter.

Vietnamese footwear brand Saado eyes US expansion after Southeast Asian success

Vietnamese startup footwear brand Saado plans to expand its retail network into the US after successful launch in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar within just a year.

My Japanese Beauty Fantasy on Orchard Road launched with Watsons

Japanese cosmetics & personal care brands Anessa, Senka, and Tsubaki have partnered with Watsons Singapore to launch a My Japanese Beauty pop-up store in Orchard Road.

GIC buys into Vietnam’s Vingroup retail unit

A GIC-led investment group has purchased a minority shareholding in a Vingroup JSC retail business for US$500 million.

J Crew to spin off high-flying Madewell denim brand

The Madewell denim brand is set to be split off from J Crew as part of a planned IPO by parent Chinos Holdings.

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.

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.

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