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Giant bargain

Giant bargain

US warehouse store giant Costco is seen in Shanghai on Tuesday. The retailer‘s first store in the Chinese mainland is set to open on August 27 in the Minhang district. The wholesale giant, which operates hundreds of warehouses mainly in the US, also has outlets in Japan and South Korea. […]

Glimpse of the future

Glimpse of the future

A four-legged robot dog called “Laikago” is displayed at the 2019 World Robot Conference on Tuesday. The conference is being held in Beijing from Tuesday to Sunday, and is expected to attract visitors from 22 countries. Photo: Li Hao/GT   RELATED ARTICLES:

New counter-terror force in Xinjiang

New counter-terror force in Xinjiang

Armed police from the Snow Leopard Commando Unit undergoing intensive training in a hilly area under the blazing sun interrupted by a rainstorm. The training to last a week includes programs challenging the body and mind such as rescue missions and disposal of explosive ordnance. The Snow Leopard Commando Unit […]

Shiseido to create Tory Burch beauty products

Shiseido to create Tory Burch beauty products

Global beauty firm Shiseido has entered into a long-term partnership to create and sell a range of Tory Burch beauty products. Shiseido will have an exclusive worldwide license to develop, market, and distribute Tory Burch beauty products. The agreement goes into effect on January 1 next year. The Tory Burch […]

Singapore retail sales slip in June

Singapore retail sales slip in June

Singapore retail sales – excluding motor vehicles – decreased by 2.7 percent in June, according to Statistics Singapore. The headline figure, which includes motor vehicles, was down 8.9 percent, reflecting the high volume of cars sold in June last year and a lower COE quota for May to July this […]

Alibaba expands 88 VIP prestige loyalty program

Alibaba expands 88 VIP prestige loyalty program

Alibaba Group has rolled out an upgraded 88 VIP membership program, adding new perks and privileges to its prestige loyalty program. The new offerings range from discounts at more online flagship stores, memberships for Alibaba’s various services, and wider access to other platforms within the Alibaba ecosystem. This year’s package […]

Versace adds gloss to Capri results

Versace adds gloss to Capri results

At headline level, the latest Capri results looks to have been a good quarter for the fashion retail owner, with revenues up by a solid 11.9 percent. However, the results are far from spectacular. The uplift in revenue is all a function of the inclusion of sales from Versace, which […]

King Living launches showroom in Canada

King Living launches showroom in Canada

Australian furniture business King Living has opened its first showroom in Canada, continuing the brand’s global roll-out which has seen stores open in Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand. Located in a newly renovated 1000sqm heritage building in shopping district South Granville, Vancouver, the showroom will offer sofa designs, dining ranges, contemporary […]

Mophie’s new wireless pads will charge three Apple devices at once

Mophie’s new wireless pads will charge three Apple devices at once

Remember AirPower? The multi-device wireless charging pad was canceled by Apple in March 562 days after it was unveiled on September 12th, 2017. During that same event, Apple introduced the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. AirPower was supposed to allow an iPhone, an Apple Watch and the AirPods wireless charging case to power up at the same time. […]