Joshua Roberts

Creative Director

December 26, 2012

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If The Shoe Fits

US's largest shoe retailer has expansion plans for Asia.

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Central Marketing Group (CMG) will spend 3 billion baht to open outlets of Payless ShoeSource, the largest U.S. shoe store chain, in Thailand and Vietnam over the next five years.

Thailand’s biggest fashion distributor has received a five-year license from Payless ShoeSource Inc., a business unit of Collective Brands Inc., the leading U.S. shoe company, to operate its multi-brand stores in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

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Joshua Roberts

Creative Director

December 18, 2012

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Supermarkets Under Siege

Indonesia's mini-markets are eating up market share.

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The shift of dominance between mini-markets and rival supermarkets has been tremendous throughout the Indonesia market. The number of supermarkets has fallen 17% over the past 3 years, while mini-markets have risen by 63%.

This shift has been causing larger format retailers to rethink their strategies and eye global partnerships to attack the $42 billion dollar sector.

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Edward Eng

Business Development Manager

December 12, 2012

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Banks Tapping New Potential in Asia

Banks are investing heavily in data and IT to tap new potential.

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Asia Pacific banks will intensify their efforts to tackle the largely unbanked segments of the population in China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines; create trade finance and cash management propositions for the Asia Pacific corporate and SME market; and build strengths in retail and cross-border payments.

“Global banks will also strive to be seen as ‘more Asian’, which can spur regionalization initiatives and engender a real pursuit of the Asia Pacific market,” says Michael Araneta, consulting and research director for IDC Asia Pacific.

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Chris Hubbard

@chriswhubbard Market Strategy

December 5, 2012

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Infographic – The Mobile Revolution

How are mobile devices changing retail forever?

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The mobile revolution is changing the way retailers display and sell goods as well as where and how they interact with customers. As consumers embrace mobile shopping, their behavior is also fundamentally evolving along with the new technology. In this month’s Visual Trends infographic we take a look at what this mobile revolution means for both customers and retailers and how retailers can prepare.

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