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Robert Stockdill


Chinese power massive growth for L’Oreal in Asia Pacific

Beauty products retailer’s sales in Asia Pacific soar.

Puma chief talks about fakes, fast product cycles and a foray online

Puma sales rises steadily despite intense competition.

Kering’s chief hails “dazzling” performance

Fashion giant’s decision to focus the business on luxury appears to be paying off.

LVMH sales soar 10 per cent in first half year

Global luxury retailer posts strongest growth.

JD’s business model moving from retailer to tech company

JD’s business model that is largely based on retailing morphs into something quite different.

Alibaba and JD facing keen new rivals, says eMarketer

Alibaba and JD may appear to dominate China’s e-commerce market, but new research suggests new players are increasing their influence.

Ihop name change a PR disaster – or was it?

How a name change turned out to be a hugely successful publicity stunt.

SK-II experiential concept store incorporates face authentication

The Future X Smart Store by SK-II to trade in the trendy Harajuku district until June 28.

Old Navy continues to drive Gap’s lacklustre growth

Core brand sputters again.

Starbucks China to double store network

Starbucks China plans to open a new store every 15 hours for the next five years, doubling its store count to 6000.

The DNA of Zalora

Inside Retail Hong Kong secures exclusive interviews with the outgoing CEOs of Zalora and parent Global Fashion Group.

Ikea Southeast Asia CEO on copycats, culture and competition

Furniture giant faces some unique challenges as it expands its footprint.

New L’Occitane flagship concept unveiled

French-headquartered, Hong Kong-listed L’Occitane en Provence, opens world-first concept store.

Tiffany & Co flagship features everyday items reimagined

Inside the iconic brand’s new Blue Box Cafe.

Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter over tax and jobs

US president says Amazon causing “great damage” to tax-paying retailers.

They’re only human: Big data made simple

How a group of experienced retailers, with decades of shop floor CX, sought to make sense of the tech-world.

Department store Sears concedes it’s near death

US retailer admits its ongoing survival is unlikely.

The kiss of death

Self-styled US fashion guru expands his focus on menswear while under fire for making his luxury brand too accessible.

Inside Louis Vuitton’s Island

Louis Vuitton’s Singapore flagship at Marina Bay Sands goes beyond a simple retail experience.

Macau’s retail explosion

Robert Stockdill reports from the Westfield Asian Study Tour in Macau.


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