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Morinaga Nutritional Foods Vietnam unveils sustainability strategies
MNFV's sustainability management is structured around four pillars.
IlaoIlao posts $60.4m net turnover in 2023
The total global sales to end customers in 2023 reached $152.9m.
TUMI elevates travel retail with new stores in major Asian airports
The brand strives to enhance travel retail with innovative designs and exceptional customer experiences.
63% of Japan's online transactions used payment cards in 2023
Credit and charge cards also held a 60.8% share.
Metro Retail profit falls 16% in Q1 2024
The decline was attributed to narrower margins in general merchandise. 
Guardian Malaysia expands employee benefits with on-demand pay program
Over 4,400 Guardian team members will have access to a portion of their earned wages before payday.
Hong Kong retailers to accept digital yuan as e-CNY pilot expands
The e-CNY wallets are limited to cross-boundary payments and cannot be used for person-to-person transfers.
ASOS partners with Reliance Retail to tap into India's fashion market
The deal includes ASOS's first exclusive brand stores in the country.
How marketers can drive brand growth
Meaningful differentiation is deemed crucial for strong consumer-brand connections and pricing power.
Indonesia implements non-halal labeling for cosmetics
About 44% expressed the need for personalised offerings that align with their cultural background. 
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf enters Maldives market
It will establish cafes across the archipelago from Q3 2024.
Average retail rents rise across Japan in Q1 2024
Kyoto’s average rents exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time.
Lukfook signs ‘Business Sector Integrity Charter’ to strengthen business integrity
The charter aligns with the group’s robust anti-corruption framework and principles of business ethics.
Int’l celebrity beauty brands eye India amidst rising image consciousness
About 57% of Indian consumers are very or quite likely to purchase beauty products recommended by celebrities.
Shopee Malaysia introduces '15 Days Free Returns' program
Users can now return eligible items across all product categories for free within a 15-day guarantee period.

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ION Orchard dives into gamification amidst experiential retail demand
The mall’s in-app augmented reality game offers more than 30 rewards.
Global uncertainties influence Vietnamese consumer preferences
Still, the country’s retail and e-commerce sectors continue to expand.
E-commerce Diving into digital platforms and young Filipino shopping habits
Kadence Philippines urges brands to prioritise seamless navigation, enhanced engagement, and sustainability efforts.
E-commerce How TikTok drives consumer behavior through ‘shoppertainment’
It seamlessly integrates product discovery with entertainment value.
Blurring lines between online and offline retail in Asia Pacific
Foodpanda executive explains consistent service levels through efficient logistics and quality control measures.
E-commerce Supermarkets lead growth in Vietnam’s evolving retail scene
One-stop shopping experience poses challenges for the prevailing majority of mom-and-pop shops.
E-commerce AI-powered personalisation paints the future of retail
Businesses use AI to gain deeper insights into consumer needs and preferences for more customised omnichannel offerings.

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Morinaga Nutritional Foods Vietnam unveils sustainability strategies
MNFV's sustainability management is structured around four pillars.
IlaoIlao posts $60.4m net turnover in 2023
The total global sales to end customers in 2023 reached $152.9m.
TUMI elevates travel retail with new stores in major Asian airports
The brand strives to enhance travel retail with innovative designs and exceptional customer experiences.
63% of Japan's online transactions used payment cards in 2023
Credit and charge cards also held a 60.8% share.
Metro Retail profit falls 16% in Q1 2024
The decline was attributed to narrower margins in general merchandise. 
Guardian Malaysia expands employee benefits with on-demand pay program
Over 4,400 Guardian team members will have access to a portion of their earned wages before payday.
Hong Kong retailers to accept digital yuan as e-CNY pilot expands
The e-CNY wallets are limited to cross-boundary payments and cannot be used for person-to-person transfers.
ASOS partners with Reliance Retail to tap into India's fashion market
The deal includes ASOS's first exclusive brand stores in the country.
How marketers can drive brand growth
Meaningful differentiation is deemed crucial for strong consumer-brand connections and pricing power.
Indonesia implements non-halal labeling for cosmetics
About 44% expressed the need for personalised offerings that align with their cultural background. 
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf enters Maldives market
It will establish cafes across the archipelago from Q3 2024.
Average retail rents rise across Japan in Q1 2024
Kyoto’s average rents exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time.
Lukfook signs ‘Business Sector Integrity Charter’ to strengthen business integrity
The charter aligns with the group’s robust anti-corruption framework and principles of business ethics.
Int’l celebrity beauty brands eye India amidst rising image consciousness
About 57% of Indian consumers are very or quite likely to purchase beauty products recommended by celebrities.
Shopee Malaysia introduces '15 Days Free Returns' program
Users can now return eligible items across all product categories for free within a 15-day guarantee period.

Exclusives

ION Orchard dives into gamification amidst experiential retail demand
The mall’s in-app augmented reality game offers more than 30 rewards.
Global uncertainties influence Vietnamese consumer preferences
Still, the country’s retail and e-commerce sectors continue to expand.
E-commerce Diving into digital platforms and young Filipino shopping habits
Kadence Philippines urges brands to prioritise seamless navigation, enhanced engagement, and sustainability efforts.
E-commerce How TikTok drives consumer behavior through ‘shoppertainment’
It seamlessly integrates product discovery with entertainment value.
Blurring lines between online and offline retail in Asia Pacific
Foodpanda executive explains consistent service levels through efficient logistics and quality control measures.
E-commerce Supermarkets lead growth in Vietnam’s evolving retail scene
One-stop shopping experience poses challenges for the prevailing majority of mom-and-pop shops.
E-commerce AI-powered personalisation paints the future of retail
Businesses use AI to gain deeper insights into consumer needs and preferences for more customised omnichannel offerings.

Join the Retail Asia community