Tag Archives: Malaysia

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

McDonald's Malaysia

(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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Sunway Malls recruiting flight attendants


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 26 September 2016) In a bid to soar above the growing competition in the Malaysian mall industry, Sunway Malls is hiring former flight attendants to work in customer service. As well as experience in delivering quality service, the former flight attendants have training and experience in safety and handling emergencies. So far nine former flight ...

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Asia boosts Tesco recovery


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 13 April 2016) International divisions – including Tesco Lotus in Thailand – led a Tesco recovery in the latest quarter, as the global giant revealed a solid turnaround for the full year. Group-wide like-for-like sales in the three months to February 27 rose 1.6 per cent. Within that, UK sales rose just 0.9 per cent, ...

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