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Uniqlo to open first Vietnam store in Saigon

Oct 21, 2019  |  , , , , , ,

A Uniqlo store in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by Shutterstock/LegoCamera. Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo plans to open a 3,000-square-meter store in downtown HCMC at the end of this year. Its first store in the country,

QSR market to grow at 6.5% CAGR by 2026

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Globally, the QSR ecosystem market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.5% according to a report from Stratistics Market Research Consulting Pvt. Ltd. that looked at the industry between 2017 and 2026 worldwide.

GIC-led consortium invests $500m in Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup

Sep 11, 2019  |  , ,

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has led a consortium to invest $500 million in the retail business of Vietnamese behemoth Vingroup, according to an announcement. The consortium has acquired a minority stake in VCM Services and

International businesses seeking master franchisees in Indonesia

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Inside Retail Asia Indonesia’s economy is projected to be three times the size of Australia’s by 2030 – and the GDP of the world’s most-populous muslim population will rise from $3.2 trillion to $10.1 trillion by

Franchise Talk: Looking for Companies to Franchise? These International Brands are Looking for Local Partners

Jul 22, 2019  |  , , , , , , , ,

The franchise industry continues to grow, with new and exciting international companies seeking investors and franchisees in the Philippine. According to a recent report by Standard Chartered Bank, the Philippines is one of only a handful

How can English proficiency in Taiwan be improved?

Jul 12, 2019  |  , , , , ,

Taiwan’s English proficiency ranking has gone down. With English-schools everywhere, how can this possibly be the case? (Flickr image) Last week it was reported that English language proficiency in Taiwan has been downgraded from “intermediate” to

Top American and Asian franchisors meet with franchisees and investors in Vietnam

Jul 3, 2019  |  , , , , , ,

Fourteen international franchisors will gather at VF Franchise Consulting headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on July 9, 2019, to meet with prospective area or master franchisees for Vietnam. Participating franchises are in food and

More citizens see fitness benefits

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Fitness chains have been springing up across Vietnam, eager to cash in on local consumers who are becoming more health-conscious. Thu Van reports. Health blogger Hana Giang Anh is a well-known name among Vietnamese women who

Takashimaya to shut its Shanghai store

Jun 27, 2019  |  , , ,

Takashimaya said the lack of profitability is largely due to tough competition within the industry coupled with delays and changes in development projects for adjacent commercial facilities. File photo. Japanese department store giant blames losses on

Aging Asia rethinks retirement to pursue ‘productive longevity’

Jun 19, 2019  |  , , , , ,

KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer     SINGAPORE — Rosalind Tay left her job in April after she reached Singapore’s retirement age of 62, but she was far from ready to call it a career. “I

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