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

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

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

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

Foodservice is the next hot ticket for luxury maisons in Asia

Over 30% of young respondents are seeking new experiences outside of brands.

Three sub-sectors to drive HK's retail growth in 2024

PwC Hong Kong anticipates a 5% increase in retail sales.

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.

China’s luxury market up 12% YoY in 2023

However, it has not yet fully recovered to 2021 levels.

MST Golf redefines the golf retail landscape in Indonesia

ERAL executive believes partnership will drive golfing lifestyle across Asia.

Nearly half of Indian consumers want multifunctional benefits in food, drinks

They seek products that will boost their energy and immunity, amongst other benefits.

Shift to modern grocery consumption slows down

This trend, however, is not observed in Malaysia and Thailand.

Happy holidays!

We will be back on 2 January.

Nine trends to reshape Southeast Asia's e-commerce in 2024

Social media and AI-driven features will continue their trajectory in 2024.

China’s FMCG sector sees ‘soft recovery’: report 

The sector saw a 1% growth in the first nine months of 2023.

How brands can balance the vast shopping experience

Brands should consider various aspects including environmental, emotional, and transactional.

Four shifts transforming Southeast Asia’s retail landscape

The region is seeing the rise of minimarts, and artificial intelligence, amongst other trends.

ACE Hardware Philippines stays 'Helpful' to remain competitive

CEO Bernard Ong spoke about how vital a branding position is in ensuring retailers keep their relevance in the market.

Consumers expect ‘delightful distractions’ in shopping

Brands can rely on storytelling and creative messaging to spark consumers’ joy.

‘Buy online, pick up anywhere’ gains traction from retailers, consumers

Security and convenience concerns drive the need for pick-up options.

Products with sustainable packaging sell more - report

Over the past five years, products packaged with ESG claims accounted for 56% of total growth, a joint study by McKinsey and Nielsen IQ showed.