Retail and consumer goods industry news

18 July 2019
We visited the newly opened FairPrice Xtra in VivoCity. This impressive hypermarket is about 9,000 sq m and spread over two levels. It is designed with many speciality concepts and unique experiences to woo young shoppers. The store looks great from every angle, so keep a look out for our full store visit report after its official opening in August. Exceptional retail design Eye-catchi...
17 July 2019
Saha Group, which operates in consumer goods (Lawson convenience stores), fashion, textiles and services, will launch its first unmanned store in Thailand within three months. Technology-led store Saha’s first unmanned store under the banner “His & Her” is 100 sq m. It uses facial recognition, QR code reading and radio frequency identification technologies invested by the company. The store...
16 July 2019
New leader for Indonesia’s ecommerce operations. Another new appointment at Lazada Earlier on, we reported the new CEO of Lazada Vietnam . Now, the Lazada Group has announced that Mr. Chun Li, co-president of the Lazada Group, has been appointed as the new CEO of Lazada Indonesia. In this role, Li will lead the strategic development and growth of Lazada in the country. At the same ti...
15 July 2019
The coffee giant opened its world first Starbucks Now store in Beijing. A new express retail experience Combining the signature Starbucks physical characteristics with digital touch points, the store is designed to offer a streamline experience for customers who have pre-ordered online. The menu is tailored for the on-the-go occasions. Limited seating area is available for those who choo...
12 July 2019
Japanese discount operator, Don Quijote (known as Donki) has opened its first store in Hong Kong today (12 July 2019). Targeting mainland Chinese tourists The new store is in the basement of Mira Place Two on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha TsuiMall. The location is convenient for mainland tourists travelling via the high-speed rail and mega bridge. Don Quijote carries an extensive range of cosmet...
11 July 2019
Central Group Vietnam, the operator of Big C supermarket, had suspended the procurement of garment from suppliers in Vietnam. Internal review for quality Central Group Vietnam sent a notice to suppliers about their decision to hold off buying of domestic apparel until further notice. This changed shortly after the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association stepped in and helped resolve the con...
11 July 2019
Japan's four largest retailers, Seven & i Holdings, Aeon, FamilyMart and Lawson, have posted their results for the first quarter. Seven & i Holdings: total sales up 1.5% Seven & i recorded a 1.5% increase in total group sales to JPY2,894.8bn (US$26.6bn), with operating profit rising 4.6% to JPY90.3bn (US$832.6m) year-on-year (yoy) for the three months ending 31 May.  Domestic convenience...
11 July 2019
Seven-Eleven Japan has opened 14 stores in Okinawa today (11 July 2019), the only Japanese prefecture where the retailer's presence is missing. Increasing competition in Okinawa… The 14 new stores that have opened today are mainly concentrated in the southern part of the prefecture's main Okinawa Island, where a large proportion of residents are based. Seven-Eleven Japan plans to open as...
08 July 2019
Lazada, the leading ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia, will launch a 24-hour Mid-Year Festival on July 12 across all its six markets. One-day sale designed to bring new tagline to life The sale is themed “Millions of deals your heart desires” in line with its refreshed brand idea “Go where your heart beats”. The new shopping event creates more fun for shoppers and encourages them to purs...
05 July 2019
Yonghui has launched a new format, Market Life, in Shanghai’s Pudong District. Focusing on local cuisine and culture The new store, located in Sanlin yinxiang cheng (INCITY mall), operates approx. 4,000 sq m retail space. It focuses on fresh food to meet the lifestyles of urban shoppers. Market Life combines traditional market culture with modern farmer's market decor. The foodservice count...