Tag Archives: Malaysia

Malaysian mall introduces metal straws for shoppers

(Inside Retail Asia | January 3, 2019) Malaysia’s Sunway Malls is introducing metal straws among its customers. This is to help eliminate single-use plastic straws from its property, The move was made in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the government’s decision to ban plastic straws in the Federal Territories in Malaysia. Many of Sunway’s tenants are ...

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Malaysian mall count to reach 700 in 2019

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | October 29, 2018) Malaysia is expecting to have a total of 700 shopping malls with net lettable area of 170 million sq. ft. by end of 2019, as more developers continue to build. According to Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) the country has about 560 Malaysian malls operating nationwide with total net lettable area of ...

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AIG Malaysia selling insurance on Lazada

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | August 25, 2017) Lazada Malaysia and insurance company AIG Malaysia are partnering to provide a seamless insurance service online. “We are all digital natives now so it is our natural behaviour to look for products and services online among other things,” says Lazada Malaysia CEO Hans-Peter Ressel. “So selling insurance, as unlikely as it may be, ...

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Duotor Coffee arrives in Malaysia

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 09 February 2017) Japan’s Doutor Coffee has opened three outlets in Malaysia – in Aeon Tebrau (Johor Baru), Sunway Velocity Mall in Kuala Lumpur and Aeon Bukit Tinggi. This follows other international expansion in Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Doutor Coffee was founded in 1980 by Toriba Hiromichi with a 9 sqm outlet in Tokyo’s ...

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Coach Malaysia goes big in KL mall

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 25 January 2017) Luxury fashion company Coach Malaysia has opened its largest store for Southeast Asia, in Kuala Lumpur’s Pavilion Elite. The store is part of the company’s continuous expansion strategy in the Asian market despite it closing its Hong Kong flagship last year. Pavilion Elite, developer Urusharta Cemerlang’s latest project, is next to Pavilion ...

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Malaysian mall owner woos Philippine retailers

(Source: BusinessWorld | 24 January 2017) A malaysian mall owner is trying to attract Philippine retailers offering American-style fastfood and lifestyle clothing to set up shop in the Southeast Asian country. Officials of the Kuching-based Plaza Merdeka visited Manila anew last week to meet executives from Suyen Corp. and Golden ABC, Inc., owners of Bench and Penshoppe, respectively, and fastfood giant ...

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McDonald’s Malaysia bans non-halal food

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 11 January 2017) McDonald’s Malaysia has decided to ban customers taking products that are not halal-certified into its restaurants. The fast-food restaurant chain says the measure is necessary to safeguard its own halal status, reports the Malay Mail. “This is in line with fulfilling requirements of our halal certification,” company official say. The new policy ...

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The Twee opening flagship at new mall

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 13 December 2016) Korean fashion retailer The Twee will open its first Southeast Asia flagship store at the new KL Gateway Mall in Kuala Lumpur. Set to open on January 12, the mall is part of the KL Gateway mixed development by Suez Capital in Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi. Along the Federal Highway, it offers ...

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Penang outlet mall Design Village about to launch

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 25 October 2016) Penang will gain its first premium outlet mall, Design Village, next month. In Batu Kawan in mainland Penang, it will be the biggest outlet mall in Malaysia. It was developed by PE Land, which owns and runs The Spring shopping mall in Kuching. The outlet mall is on a mixed-use site that ...

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Malaysian mall operator wooing local clothing, fastfood brands

(Source: Business World | 17 October 2016) Unlike Kuala Lumpur, where the Petronas Towers reign over the Malaysian capital’s bustling shopping districts, Kuching in the state of Sarawak is crammed with traditional Chinese shop houses, food hawker centers, and innumerable teh tarik stalls. In this folksy landmark, a homegrown mall is eyeing three Filipino retailers to brighten the currently dreary shopping ...

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