Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Uniqlo to open largest outlet in PH, SE Asia


(Manila Standard | May 13, 2018) The Philippine will host the largest Uniqlo store in the country and in Southeast Asia, Japanese retail holdings company Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. announced over the weekend. “We are honored and excited to open our first Uniqlo Global Flagship Store in the Philippines. Having been a member of the local retail scene since 2012, ...

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First Uniqlo Roadside Store opens in Southeast Asia

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(Source: Business Mirror| April 3, 2018) The fashion trend has greatly evolved over the years. It is clear that today, the casual wear or prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) market has taken over the high-fashion couture labels. Obviously, people want clothes that are comfortable, practical, and can be mixed-and-matched. Consumers even have the power to shop online because these brick and mortar retailers ...

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SEA grocery business mars Dairy Farm International’s performance


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | March 9, 2018) Poor trading by Dairy Farm International’s Southeast Asian grocery business hit the company’s bottom line last year, with underlying profit falling 13 per cent. But every other one of the company’s divisions traded strongly throughout the year, according to the results just released. Full-year profit was US$403 million, after allowing for $64 ...

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FLI’s mixed-use property in Makati bags SEA award

FLI West Makati

(Source: Business Mirror | February 15, 2018) Property developer Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) said its mixed-use development in Makati has been recognized as the best investment property in Southeast Asia. “The time for ‘100 West’ has come when property and investment experts are seeing its vision and potential,” Janette Cordero, FLI’s first vice president for Metro Manila mixed-use projects, said ...

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Google: Southeast Asia’s internet economy is growing faster than expected

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(Source: Techcrunch | December 12, 2017) Southeast Asia is now the world’s third largest region for internet users — with more people online than the entire U.S. population — and internet is having a bigger impact on the region than originally thought, according to a new report co-authored by Google. China and India typically dominate the conversation when looking at ...

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PRA recognizes logistics’ importance in retail business


Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) President Paul A. Santos recognized the importance of having a seamless and organized logistics system in retail business during the E-com Logistics Show in Bangkok, Thailand on April 27, 2017. In his welcome remarks, President Santos said the PRA knows that the role of logistics is important in the quality and availability of supplies in the ...

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SM Prime Southeast Asian expansion plans afoot


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 24 April 2017) SM Prime Southeast Asian expansion plans are imminent, judging by a chance interview with the company’s chairman. The Philippine property company already operates 60 malls in its home market and a growing portfolio in China, currently standing at seven. A foray into Southeast Asia has long been whispered and shareholder expectation rose ...

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Southeast Asian economies lure Alibaba


(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 27 May 2016) Southeast Asian economies are reaching a stage similar to China’s at the end of the last decade, when eCommerce began to take off, according to Alibaba Group executive vice-chairman Joseph Tsai. “I don’t blame you guys for having some degree of excitement about Southeast Asia when you look at the economies here,” ...

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Consumer markets drive property retail growth in PH

Philippines Shopping

(Source: The Manila Times | 9 May 2016) Retail opportunities are growing in Southeast Asia’s property sector due to the region’s strong consumer market, particularly in populous countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia, according to a report by global real estate services firm Jones Lang Lasalle. JLL head of research for Southeast Asia Dr. Yang Liang Chua noted that the ...

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Southeast Asia eCommerce underperforming

Asian family using laptop to perform online shopping

(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 24 March 2016) A new report questions if Southeast Asia eCommerce can live up to its potential. With an online retail market estimated to be worth US$6 billion, the region has constraints in logistics and payments infrastructure that are making eCommerce a tough nut to crack, says the report, developed by global management consulting firm ...

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