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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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Shoppers spent US$900bn more online last year – and the trend will stick

Mastercard predicts between 20 and 30 per cent of the shift to online will be permanent.

Research suggests BNPL trend will disrupt e-commerce payments across Apac

Covid-19 has adversely affected consumers’ disposable income, resulting in rising demand for consumer financing and grow...

Eyewear retailer Owndays may be sold, fetching US$300 million

Discussions are underway over the sale of Japanese eyewear retailer Owndays, which could be worth around US$300 million....

Are free delivery, returns as important to Aussie online shoppers as is believed?

Research on Australian online shopping behaviour suggests providing free returns or free delivery may not be so importan...

Chinese tech investor takes stake in Aumake

Fresh investment will boost live-streaming influencer strategy.

Dan Murphy’s introduces online queue tracking so customers can plan visits

The web tool uses real-time data to show customers how long a queue is likely to be – or if there is one

It’s all over for Debenhams as liquidators appointed

British department store retailer Debenhams is to be liquidated after failing to find a buyer, administrators FRP Adviso...

More red ink for Global Brands as revenue falls by nearly half

Global Brands is looking to its DTC business to restore long-lost profit for its shareholders.

Nike gets local with new Nike Unite store concept

Nike's new Nike Unite format will employ locals and engage with the local community.

Global Fashion Group raises US$143 million to fund growth

The Iconic set to gain from parent company's share placement.

Singles Day sets record for Alibaba, rival JD

Alibaba predictably set a new record for Singles Day gross merchandise volume (GMV) yesterday, as did its rival JD.
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LVMH’s Tiffany takeover back on – at a slight discount

LVMH and Tiffany & Co have agreed to new terms and a slightly reduced price for the French luxury group's takeover of th...

Adidas in talks to sell Reebok – report

Adidas is reported to be planning to sell its troubled Reebok division according to German magazine Manager.

Fast Retailing bullish about recovery as Asian expansion pays off

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing may have reported a 12-per-cent drop in sales in its full-year results, but that decline wa...

Strong third quarter arrests LVMH’s sales decline for the year

Luxury goods and liquor-retail group LVMH recorded a 21-per-cent decline in revenue during the first nine months of this...

Catch founders take cornerstone stake in online retail group MySale

The founders and former CEO of Catch Group have invested $9.3 million in online value retailer MySale Group for a 10 per...

Miniso eyes US listing, valuing it at US$10.18 billion

Chinese discount-goods merchandiser eyeing an IPO in the US which could raise up to US$562.4 million.

Amazon expands Transparency program to Australia

Amazon has expanded its Transparency program to Australia and Japan as it reaches a milestone of 10,000 brands signed up...

‘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.