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Robert Stockdill

Robert Stockdill is Head of News and Asian correspondent for Octomedia's B2B titles Inside Retail, Internet Retailing and Inside FMCG. Based in Asia, he has 25+ years experience writing and commentating on retail and FMCG industry issues.

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‘Outdated’ Facebook ad ban raises ire of Modibodi founder

The founder of online brand Modibodi is seeing red after Facebook banned an advertisement aimed at raising awareness and...

ACCC to probe Woolworths’ planned takeover of PFD Food Services

The grocery giant has proposed acquiring 65 per cent of PFD along with 26 distribution centres.
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LVMH cancels Tiffany deal, setting up high-stakes legal stoush

French luxury-goods group LVMH has dropped its plan to take over Tiffany & Co, prompting the New York jeweller to announ...

Metcash reaps benefits as consumers shop more locally

Metcash says sales continue to benefit from the change in consumer behaviour since the advent of Covid-19.
Fashion & accessories

Best foot forward: Why Havaianas is expanding in Asia

Over the last two years, the Brazilian brand has opened 100 new stores in the region, and more are in the works.

Inditex to close 1200 smaller stores, invest online

Inditex plans to close up to 1200 smaller stores globally as it invests more than €2.7 billion in expanding its online c...

LVMH’s Tiffany takeover is in doubt as COVID-19 hits jeweller’s sales

The planned US$16.2 billion Tiffany takeover by luxury-goods group LVMH appears in doubt, with the Parisian luxury-goods...
International

How H&M went from global to ‘glocal’

As fast fashion label H&M expands in Asia, the Swedish company is tapping local models and creative partners to up its a...

Victoria’s Secret sale cancelled; company to be spun off

L Brands confirms the deal with private-equity company Sycamore Partners was cancelled and it now plans to spin the busi...

An inside look at Harvey Nichols’ Hong Kong store

The department store retailer is hoping to appeal to both in-store and online shoppers.

Burberry bullish despite Hong Kong sales collapsing

British luxury fashion label lifts full year forecast.

A muse by the sea

K11 Musea in Hong Kong is possibly the most ambitious retail project of modern day Asia, a temple of art and retail buil...

Aldi China opens three more pilot stores

Discount grocer opens three new stores in Shanghai.

How 5G will revolutionise retail as a great enabler

Mobile communication is about to experience its greatest revolution since the smartphone.

Riccardo Tisci makes magic at Burberry

Fashion retailer hails the success of new creative director Riccardo Tisci as its June quarter same-store sales grew.

LVMH takes stake in Stella McCartney House

Luxury fashion retailer buys cornerstone share in Stella McCartney House.

Lush Tokyo store marks beauty brand’s largest yet in Asia

The new Lush Tokyo store is the beauty brand's largest yet in Asia, a three-storey, 1240sqm flagship.

Prada to cull wholesale channels

Italian luxury fashion label to cull its wholesale distributor list to take more direct control of pricing.

Victoria’s Secret drops televised fashion show

Global fashion brand begins process of revitalising business for a new age.