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Opinion: Bangkok mall operators must put on a welcoming smile, not a mask

Bangkok mall operators seem to have taken over-the-top safety precautions in some centres, negatively impacting the in-s...

Beyond beauty: Why neuroaesthetics in retail matter to the bottom line

New fields of study are discovering ways to measure just how much a visually appealing store or pleasant shopping experi...

The modern retail playbook: Welcome to the future of physical retail

Welcome to the first episode of The modern retail playbook, our new four-part video series with Commonwealth Bank.

Down, but not out: Welcome to the new physical retail

As the pandemic grinds on, retailers around the world are innovating in omnichannel ways in categories thought to have s...

Redefining the record store: Could it be third time lucky for HMV?

UK-based music retailer HMV is returning to the high street with plans for 10 store openings this year.

From Dragon Ball to Doraemon: How physical retail is shaking up anime

Anime retailer Hakken! expands physical presence with second store opening in Singapore.

The ones to watch: Retail trends that should be on your radar

Now that consumers’ expectations of shopping have increased since Covid, the goalposts for retail excellence have shifte...

Welcome to Asia’s coolest new stores

Starbucks opens traditional Japanese store cafe; Gentle Monster reimagines Beijing flagship, Dolce & Gabbana unveils DG ...

How Nike and Walmart are embracing a blended post-Covid retail experience

As we emerge from Covid and people’s fears of physical experiences subside, low-touch experiences are merging with high-...

Game on: Is 2021 the year e-commerce might beat physical retail?

Around 1 million households made their first online purchase ever between April and September last year. For online reta...

Analysis: A look inside the store of the future

Since Covid, the goalposts have shifted in terms of what physical retail excellence looks like.

Opinion: Why data and real estate go hand in hand

Now more than ever, physical retailers need to lean on data to make sure they’re creating the right experiences for cons...

Why The Body Shop is going back to its activist roots

The ethical cosmetics and skincare brand is launching its activist store concept in Melbourne this weekend.

How Bassike’s new flagship brings the brand full circle

Even after 13 years, the sustainable womenswear brand is more relevant than ever.

How to have a merry Covid Safe Christmas

From the work end-of-year party to Christmas trading hours, the festive season is going to look quite different this yea...

Opinion: Think shopping centres are dying? Think again

The rhetoric around the downfall of shopping centres is back, thanks to the pandemic.

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but now they're finding new ways t...
The inside of a cool fashion store with a yellow art installation.

Video: How the art of buying has changed in the time of coronavirus

We chat with Walid Zaazaa, founder of Singapore-based multi-brand retailer, Manifesto, about how to curate the perfect e...

Opinion: What’s the point of physical stores now?

There's an opportunity to define the post-pandemic experience and stand out from the crowd, with new ways to make shoppi...

A new dawn: The reinvention of physical stores

As online retail experiences a huge surge, where does that leave bricks-and-mortar stores?