Robert Stockdill, Author at Inside Retail Thailand

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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Massive Muji fresh store opens in Osaka

Japanese retailer Muji has opened a massive 4300sqm store in Osaka, the first to feature a Muji fresh department.

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11.11 Singles Day sets new record – as you’d expect…

Alibaba’s 11.11 Singles Day shopping event predictably set another new record over the weekend, with US$25.3 billion GMV processed.

Michael Kors handbag

Michael Kors Asia sales soar 30 per cent

Michael Kors Asia sales soared 30.4 per cent in the second quarter.

Burberry

Christopher Bailey to depart Burberry after 17 years

Christopher Bailey is to depart from Burberry after 17 years as its creative head.

Photo Dimentions

Element Fresh has redefined healthy dining in China

Bound for Hong Kong, fresh-food restaurant Element Fresh has caught the imagination of more than 1 million mainlanders.

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They’re only human: Big data made simple

What happens when a group of retailers turns the tables on the tech guys, making big data easy to understand and use it to boost sales?

Lidl-Heidi-Klum

Lidl has signed Heidi Klum to build ‘fashion cred’

It sounds like an April Fools’ Day joke – but it’s not: Lidl has signed Heidi Klum.

Tesco-Thailand-customer

Thailand’s retail industry in resurgence?

Thailand’s retail industry is showing small signs of resurgence.

Sears

Department store Sears concedes it’s near death

US department store Sears has admitted overnight it’s ongoing survival is unlikely.

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French Connection buckles under tough competition

UK high street fashion retailer French Connection has posted its fifth consecutive annual operating loss.

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