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Retail rebound: How Southeast Asia’s grocery sector changed in 2022

Retail rebound: How Southeast Asia’s grocery sector changed in 2022

As the end of the year approaches, retailers and shopping centres in Malaysia are seeing increased foot traffic and sales volumes, as shoppers come back with a vengeance to purchase gifts and other items for C...
How Singapore’s first checkout-free store, Pick & Go, continues to evolve
What does Coles gain from dropping the Express chain?
Coles Group to sell convenience store business to fuel partner Viva Energy
Aldi opens its first Melbourne Corner Store concept today

Convenience Archives

Locals rebuff invaders: Inside Vietnam’s convenience stores war

A decade ago, convenience stores were a rare sight in Vietnam, where the vast majority of the population was used to sho...

More than Slurpees: 7-Eleven embraces beach vibes, robots and fashion

7-Eleven may be known for its Slurpees and speedy service, but it’s also a business that has experimented with Instagram...

Chinese retailer Miniso to ditch Japanese styling after backlash

Miniso issued a long apology, saying the company in its early days had "taken the wrong path" with its brand positioning...

Foodpanda’s Pandamart rides high on Hong Kong’s quick commerce wave

It’s been two years since Foodpanda launched its quick-commerce solution, Pandamart, for the Hong Kong market. With a 53...

7-Eleven to pay $595,000 after chain misled franchisee about lease terms

The retailer was found to have breached the Australian Consumer Law in its pre-purchase dealings with Yong Li and Zhe Wa...

Uber, BP partner in global grocery delivery partnership

BP becomes the first convenience retailer to team up with Uber on this scale and will connect more than 3000 retail loca...

Woolworths, Ampol unveil rebranded store concept

The new store stocks 1400 products, including 300 Woolworths own-brand items.

Aldi launches robotic pizza vending machine, Pizzabot

The collaboration with Bondi startup Placer Robotics, serves restaurant-grade pizzas within two minutes.

7-Eleven’s $6m investment in Western Australian store growth

According to 7-Eleven Area Lead – WA, Nick Maddox, the company’s upcoming investment will deliver a host of new convenie...

7-Eleven releases loungewear range – but there’s a catch

Featuring a cosy fleece jumper and shorts, 7-Eleven says that the loungewear range is designed to fit all styles.

7-Eleven reveals restructure based on agile methodologies

Instead of separate departments and a top-down hierarchy, the retailer is now made up of squads of people with mixed ski...

How newsagents are reinventing to stay relevant

Resurgence in local shopping has seen newsagents broaden range of locally-produced goods.

‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace

Uber’s partnership with Woolworths is just the beginning of the company’s ambition to be a major marketplace for all on-...

7-Eleven’s $98m class action settlement: massive payout revealed

At the time the retailer confirmed a series of mediations in June had led to the agreement.

7-Eleven, Simply Cups rescue 20 million cups from landfill

“We have more than 660 cup recycling units installed in our stores, and there are hundreds of other recycling stations w...