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The Belgian Waffle Co heads to Southeast Asia

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Indian-headquartered Belgian Waffle Co has partnered with VF Franchise Consulting to expand into Southeast Asia. The chain is operated under small kiosk and cafe models, and is best known for its waffle sandwiches. “The Belgian Waffle

Toys R Us Asia opening 10 stores on one day

Oct 2, 2017  | 

In a landmark first for the company, Toys R Us Asia is opening 10 stores in China all on one day – October 1, National Day. The day heralds the start of Golden Week, when citizens

Vietnam’s Wrap & Roll eyes China potential

Jul 4, 2017  |  ,

Vietnamese cuisine chain Wrap & Roll plans to open eight restaurants in Shanghai during the next two years. Wrap & Roll’s parent company Chao Do has partnered with commercial operator Citic Square Shanghai in the expansion. The first

China retail sales rise 10.9 per cent in March

Apr 21, 2017  | 

China retail sales rise 10.9 per cent in March China’s retail sales rose 10.9 per cent in March – The best month of the year to date. However the quarterly rise was just shy of 10

Jumbo Group China to open Beijing restaurant

Mar 22, 2017  | 

Jumbo Group China to open Beijing restaurant Singapore-owned seafood restaurant Jumbo Group China has signed a JV agreement to open its first outlet in Beijing. The agreement is between the Singapore group’s indirect wholly owned subsidiary

Starbucks China launches gifting feature on Weixin

Feb 13, 2017  | 

Starbucks China has launched a new social gifting feature on Weixin “用星说” (Say it with Starbucks). Co-created by Starbucks and Tencent’s Weixin, China’s leading mobile social communications service, the online-to-offline social gifting innovation encourages everyday acts

Fatburger China plans big Beijing presence

Jan 6, 2017  | 

Under a franchise deal, California chain Fatburger is about to establish a presence in Beijing. Known for its made-to-order burgers, shakes and fries, the brand has signed a franchise development contract with Beijing Haisiyamei Restaurant Management,

Online boom not deterring global retailers

Mar 9, 2016  |  ,

Global retailers are undeterred from expanding their bricks and mortar stores this year despite growing online sales, says a new report. In the seventh edition of How Active Are Retailers Globally?, real estate service company CBRE also says China

Lego open largest retail store in Shanghai

Mar 8, 2016  | 

Danish toy giant Lego A/S will open its largest retail store in the world near the Shanghai Disney Resort, the company said. The 1,000-square-meter store will be located on the main shopping street outside Disneyland, and

World of Beer Asia launch confirmed

Mar 1, 2016  |  , ,

An American tavern chain known for its craft beer is headed for Asia this year, opening first in Shanghai, then India and The Philippines. It is the first overseas bar for World of Beer, based in Tampa,