Ginza Six: a new temple of luxury opens in Tokyo

(Author : Lucile Deprez)The Ginza Six shopping mall will open on 20th April in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district, favoured by luxury labels and a very popular destination for local and foreign tourists. The mall’s project was backed by a consortium of companies, among them LVMH’s real estate investment arm, L Catterton Real Estate. Thanks to […]


Walmart continues online expansion with Bonobos acquisition

(Author : Gary Peeters)American retail giant Walmart is in talks to obtain men’s clothing start-up Bonobos. According to an insider, the company is willing to depart with 300 million dollars (280 million euro) to get the deal done. Compete with Amazon While Walmart has a dominant retail position in the physical world, it does not have the […]


Chanel opens first cosmetic boutique in Vietnam

(Author : retail in asia)Chanel has opened its first dedicated cosmetics and perfume boutique in Vietnam. Opting to debut in Ho Chi Minh City, the new store is located on the ground of the capital’s Saigon Centre shopping mall. Covering 133 square metres, the Chanel shop is designed with a tri-colour theme of black, beige, and […]


Domino’s Loyalty Program for Customers Turns Them into Shareholders

(Author : Laura McQuarrie)Rather than implementing a traditional loyalty program for customers, Domino’s worked with the CP+B creative agency on the creation of a unique new way to engage and reward its most loyal fans. Domino’s loyalty program, Piece of the Pie Rewards, invites customers to actually become part of the company by becoming shareholders; each […]


Ginza Six : le nouveau temple du luxe ouvre à Tokyo

(Auteur : Lucile Deprez)Le mall Ginza Six ouvre ses portes le 20 avril à Tokyo, dans le quartier de Ginza, lieu de prédilection des marques de luxe et très fréquenté par les touristes nippons et étrangers. Le projet de centre commercial a été initié par la réunion de plusieurs entreprises, dont le fonds immobilier de LVMH, […]


This New Dr Martens Store Boasts an Interactive Space for Gigs

(Author : Laura McQuarrie)London’s Camden Market is now home to a new 4,000 square foot Dr Martens store that is spread out across two floors that show off products for men, women and children. The new flagship store is being called an “experimental store,” as it features limited-edition designs that are exclusive to this new location, […]


Mizuno opens first US store

(Author : Fashion Ntework)Japanese sports brand Mizuno has launched its first US store, unveiling its ‘Experience Center’ at The Battery Atlanta. Designed to be an immersive environment that tells the Mizuno story through its gear, the Experience Center engages guests through interactive displays using RFID technology and specialised labs for each sport that allow guests […]


Wal-Mart offers discounts for online orders picked up in store

(Author : Reuters)Marc Lore, head of Wal-Mart’s e-commerce operations, said he expects the move to boost transactions online and improve customer traffic in stores. “This is a very material change in the value proposition we are offering customers,” he said. Wal-Mart Stores Inc will offer ‘pickup discounts’ to US shoppers on items they order online and […]


La Suède invente le premier centre commercial de produits recyclés

(Auteur : Helene Molinari)La Suède a du talent et prouve encore une fois son avance dans le domaine de l’environnement avec le ReTuna Återbruksgalleria. Situé à 1h30 de Stockholm, c’est le premier centre commercial au monde à être entièrement dédié à la seconde main. L’endroit n’appartient à personne, ni l’idée. Pourtant, seule la petite ville d’Eskilstuna […]


Kiko Milano seeks to open 100 stores in India

(Author : retail in asia)Beauty isn’t skin-deep: It’s mega business for specialist cosmetics brands such as Kiko Milano. The Italian company, at the forefront of Europe’s expanding beauty and wellness industry, now seeks to harness an increasingly affluent India’s desire to look better, and would invest about GBP 25 million to open 100 stores in the […]

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