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Japanese Brand Muji Will Open First Vietnam Store in Saigon in 2020

Feb 21, 2019  | 

Japanese homeware company Ryohin Keikaku will bring its distinct collection of “no brand, quality goods” to Vietnam in the near future. According to a press release published yesterday on its official website, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. will establish

The Belgian Waffle Co heads to Southeast Asia

Feb 20, 2019  |  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

FamilyMart Malaysia plans 300 stores by 2022

Feb 18, 2019  | 

QL Resources, the Malaysian operator of Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart, is going ahead with plans to open 300 stores by March 2022, despite a slump in the economy. The firm opened 30 FamilyMart Malaysia outlets

7-Eleven India launch likely with Future Group

Feb 18, 2019  | 

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is holding advanced talks with India’s Future Group to enter the territory. The parties may announce an agreement to launch a network of 7-Eleven India stores next month, according to inside reports.

Anti-plastic campaigns pay off for Starbucks, 7-Eleven

Feb 15, 2019  | 

Starbucks Korea and 7-Eleven Thailand have announced positive results for their respective anti-plastic campaigns. A report in Pulse News Korea revealed that the local Starbucks subsidiary has seen consumption of single-use straws cut by half in

Singapore retail sales in December decline 3 per cent

Feb 15, 2019  | 

Singapore retail sales in December slipped 3 per cent year on year. Including motor vehicles in the data, they fell by 6 per cent. There was a month-on-month decline of  4.1 per cent excluding vehicles, largely

Starbucks India plans store roll-out

Feb 15, 2019  | 

Starbucks India plans to open 10 new stores, increasing its network to 145 by the end of this year. “We are looking at activating more store rollouts in the next few years,” said Tata Global Group

Don Quijote Hong Kong to launch in July

Feb 15, 2019  | 

Don Quijote Hong Kong is set to make its debut in the middle of this year. The Japanese discount merchandise retailer – which has three stores in Singapore and also plans to make its Thai debut

Home disadvantage in franchising

Feb 13, 2019  | 

The inherent incompatibility of uniform taste offered by franchise restaurants and regional differences in taste have contributed to the downfall of Pho 24 and the poor sales of Pho Ong Hung, which offer many lessons to

Jollibee sues Chinese copycat JoyRulBee

Jan 29, 2019  | 

Jollibee Foods has confirmed it is taking legal action against a copycat restaurant in China. A recent Facebook post which went viral featuring the Chinese restaurant – named JoyRulBee – drew much attention among internet users