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What new brands need to succeed in Asian markets

Price sensitivity remains a critical factor especially in essential categories like food and beverages.
5 days ago

What new brands need to succeed in Asian markets

Price sensitivity remains a critical factor especially in essential categories like food and beverages.
5 days ago

What’s next for Levi’s in Southeast Asia?

Explore how the brand is tapping into the diverse and growing consumer base in the region.

Thailand sees boom in out-of-home consumption

FMCG brands are urged to realign their products and marketing to match the rising demand for convenience-driven purchases.

Thai developer says malls stand out as ‘offline super apps’

The tangible business model for entertainment, dining, and retail under one roof still works, and improves with technology.

ION Orchard dives into gamification amidst experiential retail demand

The mall’s in-app augmented reality game offers more than 30 rewards.

Blurring lines between online and offline retail in Asia Pacific

Foodpanda executive explains consistent service levels through efficient logistics and quality control measures.

Supermarkets lead growth in Vietnam’s evolving retail scene

One-stop shopping experience poses challenges for the prevailing majority of mom-and-pop shops.

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.

6 in 10 Gen Zs prioritise user experience and trustworthy reviews

Over 75% rely on reviews and customer service when shopping.

Gamification boosts retailer loyalty programmes

About 22% of digital consumers engage in loyalty programmes for exclusive experiences.

Chinese consumers prioritise entertainment and relaxation in retail choices: report

The nation’s retail sector witnessed a robust recovery in tourism, film attendance, and the performing arts in 2023.

J-beauty firms target Indian market as natural ingredients remain popular

The demand for natural and organic products in India led J-beauty manufacturers to introduce new formulations for discerning consumers.

OWNDAYS Singapore softens tax hike impact on consumers

GM says they cut SG$20 (US$14.95) in over 200 designs and retained the prices across the rest of the products.

Established brands in APAC remain resilient amidst emerging competition: report

Incumbent brands remained steady at 28% and won in 27% of the categories against insurgent brands.

India tops 2023 Global Retail Development Index

Saudi Arabia, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Indonesia also made it to the Top 10.

Omnichannels account for nearly half of $15b Australian online sales

Social media, AI, low costs and out-of-home returns push consumers towards omnichannels.

Rise of minimarts compels large-format stores to rethink growth strategy

Their focus should shift towards customer density instead of store scale.