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Indonesia, Vietnam leading Asian beauty industry growth

May 17, 2016  |  , , , , , , , , ,

Indonesia and Vietnam are the fastest-growing markets in the Asian beauty industry. According to research from Euromonitor International, Markets of the Future: ASEAN in 2020, the two countries significantly outperform the most obvious contenders, Korea and

Study reveals Asian dining spending trends

Dec 28, 2015  |  , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One in three millennials in Asia are eating at fine dining restaurants at least once a month – more often than those aged over 30. The surprise finding is one of a list of revelations uncovered

Exporting the key to Asian SME growth

Nov 11, 2015  |  ,

If you’re an Asian SME and a retailer and you are not pursuing an export strategy – you’re missing out, according to a study completed by FedEx. Small- to medium-size enterprises throughout Asia Pacific that export

Singapore’s Putien to open in Taiwan

Sep 29, 2015  |  ,

Singaporean restaurant chain Putien is to enter Taiwan by the end of this year. The expansion – in partnership with Taiwanese restaurant group Wowprime – follows Putien’s forays into Shanghai last June and Hong Kong last

Groupon gives up on Asian markets

Sep 24, 2015  |  , ,

Groupon, the flawed group discounting scheme, is giving up on three Asian markets as part of a global downsizing which will see 1100 jobs axed. In Asia, the listed US eCommerce business has closed its doors

Taiwanese embrace E-Land concept

Aug 20, 2015  |  ,

South Korean retailer E-Land says its first full scale store in Taiwan’s capital Taipei drew 80,000 shoppers in its first week. Collectively, they spent US$843,000 in the week-long trial opening. E-Land opened its first Taiwanese boutique

Italian label Antonia to launch in China

Jul 21, 2015  |  ,

Luxury fashion label Antonia is to open the first of 10 stores planned for greater China in Macau. Antonia, headquartered in the Italian fashion capital, Milan, has signed a partnership with Guangzhou Canudilo Fashion and Accessories,

Cath Kidston buys Japanese franchise

Jul 20, 2015  |  , , , ,

UK-headquartered Cath Kidston says it will buy out its Japanese franchise business. Store leases and stock will transfer to a wholly owned subsidiary Cath Kidston Japan on September 1. The move brings to an end a

Moynat to enter China

Jul 14, 2015  |  ,

Parisian luxury leather goods maker Moynat is to open its first China store in Beijing. “We will open in Beijing before the end of October, in the Yintai Centre,” Moynat CEO Guillaume Davin, said during a recent event

Smoothie King eyes Asia

Jul 14, 2015  |  , , , , , ,

Fresh from sealing a deal to enter the UAE, US chain Smoothie King is now seeking partners to enter seven Asian markets, along with Australia. With more than 700 locations worldwide and plans to top 1000 locations globally