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Why Asia’s landlords face a plodding recovery
To fill space, mall and strip landlords will have to work harder, employ more pop-ups, and be more willing to lease to l...
Jan 12, 2023
How dated stores could hurt Thai retail giant Big C’s sales rebound
The problem with having a large number of stores in a variety of formats spread across many metropolitan and secondary m...
Jan 5, 2023
An outdoor park and walking track: Inside Aeon’s latest mall in Cambodia
With the opening of yet another superregional shopping centre, Aeon Meanchey, Phnom Penh steps out of the shadows of its...
Dec 20, 2022
How Sasseur’s outlet mall business is cooking – despite the heat
With balanced revenue and an astute rent model, China’s top operators are leading the way for an industry poised for boo...
Dec 15, 2022
Why Asian e-commerce giant GoTo is cutting costs despite top-line growth
The wave of layoffs affecting technology companies around the world has come home to GoTo, which plans to reduce its hea...
Dec 7, 2022
How Coupang, the Amazon of Korea, turned a profit 18 months after listing
It took Amazon seven years to turn a profit, so the unexpected foray of its Korean look-alike, Coupang, into the black j...
Nov 29, 2022
The China Syndrome: Japan department stores missing tourist shoppers
After a three-year wipeout, duty free sales are recovering, as tourism restrictions end. But the absence of travellers f...
Nov 23, 2022
Why Vietnamese mall giant Vincom is well-positioned for growth in 2023
For Vincom Retail, the recovery of the retail sector in 2022 has not been clouded by the same hand-wringing about inflat...
Nov 16, 2022
Behind the “massive” potential for premium outlet centres in Japan
On 20 October, Mitsubishi-Simon, a joint venture of the Japanese commercial property developer and American mall operato...
Nov 9, 2022
A cost-of-living crisis is brewing in Asia. Here’s what it means for retail
Cost of living pressures were supposed to be mild and short-lived, but they are biting more acutely and for longer, and ...
Nov 2, 2022
Malls are big business in the Philippines. Here’s a look at the newest ones
SM Prime, the country’s largest mall developer gave the country yet another shopping centre, SM City Tanza, on 14 Octobe...
Oct 26, 2022
Here’s an inside look at Tops Club, the Costco of Thailand
Central Retail's new bulk-buy supermarket concept, Tops Club, opened in Bangkok recently. Here's a peek inside.
Oct 20, 2022
Why growth is slowing at e-commerce giant Shopee
The online marketplace still has the jets on, but the growth story is ebbing. And as the company’s focus shifts to reven...
Oct 13, 2022
Analysis: Synergies begin to show after merger of SEA hypermarkets
A year after Siam Makro swallowed Tesco’s Southeast Asia retail business, the benefits of combining the businesses are b...
Sep 19, 2022
Why Japan’s Aeon Mall is chasing growth overseas
The shopping centre powerhouse seeks to nurse its business back to good health at home, while looking to developing Asia...
Sep 13, 2022
Inside Shinsegae: The Korean department store with a golden boot
Shinsegae launched the Premier League Golden Boot winner’s new fashion brand, but that’s not the only goals it is kickin...
Sep 1, 2022
Japanese department store Takashimaya looks to the future
After weathering stormy seas without tourism, Japan’s elite department store company gets its head above water.
Aug 29, 2022
Analysis: How Vietnam’s malls are making a comeback
Vietnam’s economy is bouncing back and local top shopping centre operator Vincom is riding the recovery, with two compet...
Aug 15, 2022
The hidden jewels of Bangkok’s Thonglor
The trendy neighbourhood’s little community malls are the favoured hangout of affluent Bangkok customers. They survived ...
Aug 10, 2022
Battle of the superapps: GoTo vs Sea in Indonesia
In Southeast Asia’s biggest market, the gloves are off, but neither GoTo nor Sea look to be able to land a knockout blo...
Aug 1, 2022