Starbucks opens first coffee store in Danang

(Author : Retail Asia)While the Hilton hotel complex is still under construction in Da Nang, there was a queue all morning despite chilly weather when Starbucks Vietnam opened an outlet on the site on Saturday. On the ground floor of the unfinished building, it is the US coffee chain’s first outlet for the tourist city. Hilton […]

Knoblauch’s Cafe-Office-Shop Combines Three Spaces into One Experience

(Author :Justin Lam)Knoblauch’s cafe-office-shop is a beautifully designed multipurpose space that invites customers in to understand everything furniture-related. The massive 1500-square meter area consists of three parts: the office, which is dedicated to over 200 staff members, the furniture shop featuring designs by Knoblauch designers and other well known brands and a semi-public cafe. Each […]

Samsung store ‘transcends’ its technology products

(Author : Justin Dallaire)We go inside the brand’s Eaton Centre experience store to learn how it’s looking to offer more than just products on shelves. After a soft launch opening in December, Samsung Canada officially cut the ribbon on its latest Canadian flagship experience store at Toronto’s CF Eaton Centre last week. At the launch event on […]

Mobile meditation studio helps New Yorkers relax

(Author : springwise)A converted bus provides busy city-dwellers with guided meditation sessions at a different location every day. Taking time to find some mind space is such an important aspect of wellbeing that BE TIME’s founder wanted to find a way to make it easy for the people of New York City to do that on […]

Tencent, Suning, JD.Com And Sunac To Invest $5.4B In Dalian Wanda Commercial In Retail Offensive

(Author : Nina Xiang)Tencent Holdings Ltd. has teamed up with investors including Suning Holdings Group, long-time partner JD.com Inc. and Chinese property developer Sunac China Holdings Group to acquire around 14% of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co. for approximately RMB34 billion (US$5.4 billion), the Chinese social networking and gaming giant said today. In an offensive […]

SPAR International Expands Further Into The Middle East

(Author : Retail Asia)SPAR International has announced the brand’s entry into the Saudi Arabian retail market. Partnering with the well-established Saudi conglomerate, the Al Sadhan Group, SPAR has ambitious plans to open 40 stores in Saudi Arabia by 2020. Yesterday, three SPAR stores were opened in Riyadh, the nation’s capital and primary economic hub. Plans are […]

Walmart and Rakuten form strategic alliance

(Author :  Inside Retail Asia)In Tokyo today, Walmart president/CEO Doug McMillon and Rakuten chairman/president/CEO Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani announced a strategic alliance aimed at expanding consumer reach and enhancing customer service. Included in the collaboration is the launch of an online grocery delivery service in Japan as well as an exclusive retail alliance between the US retail […]

Alibaba and Kroger in talks on alliance

(Author : Inside Retail)Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is in talks with US grocer Kroger – but the agenda has not been revealed. Media reports from the US say Kroger executives have visited Alibaba’s offices in China, but negotiations are in the early stages and there is no certainty of cooperation between the two companies. […]

La Redoute présente un nouveau programme de fidélité

(Auteur : Marion Deslandes)La Redoute compte soigner ses clients et fait pour cela évoluer son concept fidélité. En passe d’entrer dans le giron du groupe Galeries Lafayette, l’e-commerçant dévoile en ce mois de janvier « La Redoute & Moi », un nouveau programme incluant dans un premier temps des avantages commerciaux, censé dans un second temps englober une […]

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