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‘Stunted’ disposable income growth to drag HK, China consumer spending
Disposable income in the market is expected to average 3.3% in 2022. 
International borders reopening to boost HK’s luxury market
Hong Kong is home to a large number of global luxury retailers. 
Red Ribbon PH opens 38th bakeshop in the US
It is its fourth location in San Diego.
Central Retail’s membership store Tops CLUB opens door
It offers imported products from exclusive brands across the globe. 
Alternative e-commerce gains traction led by business messaging
They accounted for around 25% of online spending in Thailand and the Philippines.
Central Retail launches Tops Vita
It is considered Thailand’s first O2O vitamins retail.
Jollibee's 85th North American location opens in Philadelphia
It is Jollibee's first store in Pennsylvania.
‘Indulgent’ food segment at ‘high risk’ to inflation: GlobalData
The segment will only grow by 2.2% in volume annually from 2021 to 2024.
E-Commerce GMV growth in Southeast Asia slows but remains ‘healthy’
Online purchase frequency dipped due to the relaxation of COVID restrictions.
Why carbon labelling has not yet materialised amongst food, drink firms
Inflation and food security concerns have been the main focus this year.

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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.
Here’s why HappyFresh goes all-out on tech and product
Out of its 400 employees, half are assigned to the technology and products department.
One chat away: Conversational commerce levels the playing field for brands online
Leaving consumers with unanswered queries can result in $2m missed revenue per day. 
E-commerce Lazada builds an e-commerce giant from a ‘blank slate’
It switched from a buy-and-sell business to a marketplace-based model, before finding the right mix in the e-commerce retail model it now uses.
Fashion Fragrances now wear the ‘lipstick effect’
Replacing lip products, scents topped ZALORA’s beauty category both in 2020 and 2021.

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‘Stunted’ disposable income growth to drag HK, China consumer spending
Disposable income in the market is expected to average 3.3% in 2022. 
International borders reopening to boost HK’s luxury market
Hong Kong is home to a large number of global luxury retailers. 
Red Ribbon PH opens 38th bakeshop in the US
It is its fourth location in San Diego.
Central Retail’s membership store Tops CLUB opens door
It offers imported products from exclusive brands across the globe. 
Alternative e-commerce gains traction led by business messaging
They accounted for around 25% of online spending in Thailand and the Philippines.
Central Retail launches Tops Vita
It is considered Thailand’s first O2O vitamins retail.
Jollibee's 85th North American location opens in Philadelphia
It is Jollibee's first store in Pennsylvania.
‘Indulgent’ food segment at ‘high risk’ to inflation: GlobalData
The segment will only grow by 2.2% in volume annually from 2021 to 2024.
E-Commerce GMV growth in Southeast Asia slows but remains ‘healthy’
Online purchase frequency dipped due to the relaxation of COVID restrictions.
Why carbon labelling has not yet materialised amongst food, drink firms
Inflation and food security concerns have been the main focus this year.

Exclusives

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.
Here’s why HappyFresh goes all-out on tech and product
Out of its 400 employees, half are assigned to the technology and products department.
One chat away: Conversational commerce levels the playing field for brands online
Leaving consumers with unanswered queries can result in $2m missed revenue per day. 
E-commerce Lazada builds an e-commerce giant from a ‘blank slate’
It switched from a buy-and-sell business to a marketplace-based model, before finding the right mix in the e-commerce retail model it now uses.
Fashion Fragrances now wear the ‘lipstick effect’
Replacing lip products, scents topped ZALORA’s beauty category both in 2020 and 2021.

Join the Retail Asia community