Robert Stockdill, Author at Inside Retail Thailand

Walmart shopping cart

Walmart sales boom, but bottom line result underwhelms

Walmart sales in the US rose at the strongest rate in more than a decade during the latest quarter.

Philippe Le-Bretton Regional GM SE Asia at Puma

Puma chief talks about fakes, fast product cycles and a foray online

Puma is on a roll. Southeast Asia GM explains the secrets to the brand’s success in the region.

CEO

Retail CEOs ill-equipped for pace of change, says KPMG executive

KPMG global chair of consumer & retail, Willy Kruh is “sick and tired” of hearing about disruption. Here’s why.

Milan, Italy - September 24, 2017:  Louis Vuitton Store In Milan. Fashion Week Louis Vuitton Shoppin

LVMH sales soar 10 per cent in first half year

LVMH sales grew by 10 per cent in the first half year, to a record US$25.57 billion.

Bear

Violent scuffles, police, tears: welcome to Build-A-Bear

A Build-A-Bear promotion went massively wrong in the UK and US, drawing massive queues outside stores and even sparking violence.

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Luxury fashion house Chanel reveals it’s a match for Louis Vuitton

Luxury fashion house Chanel has released trading figures for the first time in its 108-year history.

Central World

Thailand’s Central Pattana invests US$3.1 billion in shopping centres

Thai shopping centre developer Central Pattana says it is revitalising its premium malls to “pioneer future trends of retail and tackle the digital era”.

Spar

Spar Asia Pacific continues to expand

Spar Asia-Pacific continues to post solid growth, with the Thailand network already up to 30 stores just a year after its launch.

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Nestle to pay US$7.1 billion for global Starbucks rights

Nestle is to pay US$7.1 billion for global Starbucks rights outside the chain’s cafes.

La-Shop-Montreal

La Shop: Downtown hardware store concept unveiled in Montreal

Canadian retailer Groupe BMR has opened a new urban hardware store concept called La Shop, in Montreal.

Muji

Why Muji – the anti-brand – can endure in a world of brands

In an era when branding has never seemed so important, the enduring success of Japan’s Muji might seem perplexing to many.

Ikea Tebrau

Ikea Southeast Asia CEO talks about copycats, culture and competition

Ikea Southeast Asia faces some unique challenges – and opportunities – as it expands its footprint.

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