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Australia retail trade up 12.5% YoY in October 2022
However, it declined by 0.2% month-on-month.
Hong Kong’s toys market thrives despite fewer kids
Hong Kong has the lowest fertility rate in Asia.
Vestiaire bans fast fashion brands 
This is in support of the circular fashion economy.
Weekly News Wrap: JD.com says worst is over for consumer demand; Tata eyes 20 'beauty tech' stores
And Tencent’s plan to cut its stake in Meituan triggered an internet stock selloff.
Alibaba launches sustainable packaging campaign with Shiseido
They offered products in refillable containers as rewards.
Mash may expand luxury brand Gelato Pique after Bain Capital deal
The Japanese apparel maker was recently bought by US-based Bain Capital Private Equity. 
Bain Capital to buy majority stake in Japanese apparel maker Mash 
Fashion brands under Mash include Gelato Pique, Snidel, and Fray I.D.
Havaianas Asia Pacific pledges to recycle 10% of flip-flops sold
This will be executed through its ReCycle stations.
Fruitas net income rebounds to P14m in Q3 2022
This is a reversal of the P8m net loss last year.
Cainiao revenue up 26% YoY to $2.57b in Q2 FY23
Over 70% of its revenue was from external customers.
Deliveroo’s Australian exit raises need to modernise food delivery
Deliveroo recently announced it will stop operations in Australia. 

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How AI/ML curation helps Blibli to always provide original products
Blibli’s AI technology is able to detect indications of counterfeit goods 10 times faster.
E-commerce Here’s how Ox Street makes secondhand items more attractive than new
The company has an authentication process to ensure fake items do not make it to the listing.
A look into Erajaya’s four business vertical expansion
Erajaya mixes omnichannel strategy and retail expansion to target more consumers.
How Love, Bonito develops actionable insights in fashion
CEO of Love, Bonito, Dione Song, revealed the brand’s data strategy that led to an 8% increase in its second purchase rate.
How can brick-and-mortar stores be less boring? Here’s what experts say
Physical stores must revamp customers’ experiences by pushing “phygital” strategies.
Stores Click here: APAC brands log in to social media to engage with customers
A Nielsen study found that 56% of APAC marketers consider social media as the most effective channel.
E-commerce How J&T Express Singapore plugs the hole left by talent shortage
Upskilling and automation help the logistics firm stay afloat.

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Australia retail trade up 12.5% YoY in October 2022
However, it declined by 0.2% month-on-month.
Hong Kong’s toys market thrives despite fewer kids
Hong Kong has the lowest fertility rate in Asia.
Vestiaire bans fast fashion brands 
This is in support of the circular fashion economy.
Weekly News Wrap: JD.com says worst is over for consumer demand; Tata eyes 20 'beauty tech' stores
And Tencent’s plan to cut its stake in Meituan triggered an internet stock selloff.
Alibaba launches sustainable packaging campaign with Shiseido
They offered products in refillable containers as rewards.
Mash may expand luxury brand Gelato Pique after Bain Capital deal
The Japanese apparel maker was recently bought by US-based Bain Capital Private Equity. 
Bain Capital to buy majority stake in Japanese apparel maker Mash 
Fashion brands under Mash include Gelato Pique, Snidel, and Fray I.D.
Havaianas Asia Pacific pledges to recycle 10% of flip-flops sold
This will be executed through its ReCycle stations.
Fruitas net income rebounds to P14m in Q3 2022
This is a reversal of the P8m net loss last year.
Cainiao revenue up 26% YoY to $2.57b in Q2 FY23
Over 70% of its revenue was from external customers.
Deliveroo’s Australian exit raises need to modernise food delivery
Deliveroo recently announced it will stop operations in Australia. 

Exclusives

How AI/ML curation helps Blibli to always provide original products
Blibli’s AI technology is able to detect indications of counterfeit goods 10 times faster.
E-commerce Here’s how Ox Street makes secondhand items more attractive than new
The company has an authentication process to ensure fake items do not make it to the listing.
A look into Erajaya’s four business vertical expansion
Erajaya mixes omnichannel strategy and retail expansion to target more consumers.
How Love, Bonito develops actionable insights in fashion
CEO of Love, Bonito, Dione Song, revealed the brand’s data strategy that led to an 8% increase in its second purchase rate.
How can brick-and-mortar stores be less boring? Here’s what experts say
Physical stores must revamp customers’ experiences by pushing “phygital” strategies.
Stores Click here: APAC brands log in to social media to engage with customers
A Nielsen study found that 56% of APAC marketers consider social media as the most effective channel.
E-commerce How J&T Express Singapore plugs the hole left by talent shortage
Upskilling and automation help the logistics firm stay afloat.

Join the Retail Asia community