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Latest News on Retail

Google is opening its first 'permanent' retail store; will showcase company's products

Google's retail stores will also double as a place for customers to fix their products and attend workshops

Carl Adrian1d ago

Singapore's Robinsons retail chain closes after 162 years in business.

The company has been suffering losses in the recent years.

Alfred LeeOct 30, 2020

Grab acquires Singapore’s Bento Invest

The acquisition enables Grab to provide retail wealth management and investment solutions to users, driver-partners, and merchant-partners across the region.

Ismawati AsmatFeb 04, 2020

Indonesia’s Blibli opens cashless physical store

Indonesian e-commerce Blibli has opened the first retail store to establish an offline presence, complementing the rapidly growing BlibliMart online grocery store.

Ismawati AsmatJan 30, 2020

Gojek founders participate in series A funding for Indian startup m.Paani

Two Indonesia’s Gojek founders, Kevin Aluwi and Ryu Suliawan, participated in a $5.5 million series A funding round for Indian digital retail platform m.Paani.

Ismawati AsmatDec 12, 2019

Forever 21 files for Bankruptcy; to close all stores in Asia.

Online technology disruption is affecting the offline retail space.

Syamil FaisalSep 30, 2019

We visited the flagship stores of Apple and Microsoft in New York City — and the winner was obvious

We visited each company’s flagship store on New York City’s Fifth Avenue to see which offered the better retail experience.

BEAMSTARTJan 28, 2018

Malaysia moving towards cashless society

Since 2009, the industry has invested RM893mil to enhance the e-payment infrastructure and will invest a further RM346mil to expand the POS terminal network and RM40mil to develop the real-time retail payment platform

BEAM TeamDec 10, 2017

Amazon’s entry an urgent wake-up call for Singapore’s retailers

Singapore’s glistening skyline disguises a worrisome decay that has stricken the retail sector over the past few years.

BEAM TeamAug 05, 2017

Alibaba launches new sales channels in Malaysia, Singapore

The new service, Tmall World, will allow overseas Chinese users to buy goods from Alibaba's Tmall brand-to-consumer retail site

BEAM TeamJun 13, 2017

An insight into Singapore's struggling retail space

With vacancy rates for Singapore’s glamorous shopping malls at an all-time high, is the city-state losing its lustre as the region’s shopping hub?

BEAM TeamMar 20, 2017

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