Robert Stockdill, Author at Inside Retail Thailand

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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