Retail Asia

Lovevery launches in Singapore as part of APAC expansion
It has more than 350,000 active subscribers globally.
Omani perfume brand Amouage opens first pop-up boutique in China
The luxury fragrance brand opened its first flagship online store on Tmall Global.
MR.DIY reaches 500-store milestone in the Philippines
The brand was first launched in the country with its inaugural store in Balagtas, Bulacan.
E-Mart to open the first branch in Laos
LVMC Holdings has partnered with the retailer to expand the brand in the country.
Omnichannels account for nearly half of $15b Australian online sales
Social media, AI, low costs and out-of-home returns push consumers towards omnichannels.
Dessert brand Sprinkles targets Asia expansion
It will first launch in South Korea.
Six strategies that will keep FMCG firms afloat amidst turbulent times
Businesses should transform their portfolio and adopt “purposeful societal impact.”
The Body Shop’s shortfalls rooted in heightened global competition
This is underscored by Aurelius’ acquisition of the brand from Natura & Co.
JD.com introduces free at home return service
The “Free At-Home Return” option will be featured on 90% of products on the site.  
SM’s Goldilocks targets 60 new stores in 2024
It has opened 41 stores last 2023.
Delivery Hero ends negotiations for foodpanda business sale in SEA
The company said they remain open to future M&A.

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Stores Rise of minimarts compels large-format stores to rethink growth strategy
Their focus should shift towards customer density instead of store scale.
Alfamart’s rapid expansion never overtakes quality service
With 19,087 across Indonesia and 1,680 more in the Philippines, the minimarket operator marks 25 years as a top choice for shopping.
AEON Mall Indonesia lords over the shopping experience in suburban areas
The fifth AEON mall opening in Deltamas City in March 2024 will be the largest in Southeast Asia.
MST Golf redefines the golf retail landscape in Indonesia
ERAL executive believes partnership will drive golfing lifestyle across Asia.
Co-Written / Partner Treasuring Evelyn B. Salire’s legacy — be Alive, Ablaze & Active
Her 29-year leadership transformed the Philippines Retailers Association into a modern, responsive retail powerhouse.
GrandLucky Superstore leverages customer insights to curate its products
The superstore now operates in seven locations across Indonesia.
E-commerce Delivering the ultimate retail experience: How tech steers the future of shopping in Asia
Omnichannel remains crucial for business operations, whilst AI is proven to be useful in front and back-end.

Top News

Lovevery launches in Singapore as part of APAC expansion
It has more than 350,000 active subscribers globally.
Omani perfume brand Amouage opens first pop-up boutique in China
The luxury fragrance brand opened its first flagship online store on Tmall Global.
MR.DIY reaches 500-store milestone in the Philippines
The brand was first launched in the country with its inaugural store in Balagtas, Bulacan.
E-Mart to open the first branch in Laos
LVMC Holdings has partnered with the retailer to expand the brand in the country.
Omnichannels account for nearly half of $15b Australian online sales
Social media, AI, low costs and out-of-home returns push consumers towards omnichannels.
Dessert brand Sprinkles targets Asia expansion
It will first launch in South Korea.
Six strategies that will keep FMCG firms afloat amidst turbulent times
Businesses should transform their portfolio and adopt “purposeful societal impact.”
The Body Shop’s shortfalls rooted in heightened global competition
This is underscored by Aurelius’ acquisition of the brand from Natura & Co.
JD.com introduces free at home return service
The “Free At-Home Return” option will be featured on 90% of products on the site.  
SM’s Goldilocks targets 60 new stores in 2024
It has opened 41 stores last 2023.
Delivery Hero ends negotiations for foodpanda business sale in SEA
The company said they remain open to future M&A.

Exclusives

Stores Rise of minimarts compels large-format stores to rethink growth strategy
Their focus should shift towards customer density instead of store scale.
Alfamart’s rapid expansion never overtakes quality service
With 19,087 across Indonesia and 1,680 more in the Philippines, the minimarket operator marks 25 years as a top choice for shopping.
AEON Mall Indonesia lords over the shopping experience in suburban areas
The fifth AEON mall opening in Deltamas City in March 2024 will be the largest in Southeast Asia.
MST Golf redefines the golf retail landscape in Indonesia
ERAL executive believes partnership will drive golfing lifestyle across Asia.
Co-Written / Partner Treasuring Evelyn B. Salire’s legacy — be Alive, Ablaze & Active
Her 29-year leadership transformed the Philippines Retailers Association into a modern, responsive retail powerhouse.
GrandLucky Superstore leverages customer insights to curate its products
The superstore now operates in seven locations across Indonesia.
E-commerce Delivering the ultimate retail experience: How tech steers the future of shopping in Asia
Omnichannel remains crucial for business operations, whilst AI is proven to be useful in front and back-end.

Join the Retail Asia community