Chris Hubbard

@chriswhubbard Market Strategy

May 27, 2014

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Retail News Roundup – May 27

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Burberry has eyes on Japan’s rising Chinese tourist numbers

After a year of solid China sales growth announced in Burberry’s year-end financial report released yesterday, the company reported that it is planning to amp up its Japan marketing this year with Chinese tourists in mind>>

2 – Cafe Coffee Day in expansion mode

Indian coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day is to open 150 cafes and 120 Xpress outlets across the country this year. The new outlets will expand its existing Indian network of more than 1500 cafes and over 900 Xpress outlets, which caters mainly for people on the go. >>

3 – Matahari to open 10-12 new stores in Indonesia this year

Matahari Department Store (MDS), Indonesia’s largest department store retailer of fashion apparel, beauty and home products, has launched an enlarged store at Artha Gading Mall in Jakarta as part of the company’s store expansion plan this year. >>

4 – Japanese convenience store giant eyes the Philippines

Japanese convenience store giant Lawson Inc. has set its sights on the Philippines, a move that would further heat up the retail scene in one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economy. >>

5 – FamilyMart, Fujio plan 500 stores

The world’s second largest convenience chain FamilyMart and restaurant company Fujio have partnered to ramp up their network. The two companies plan to open 500 convenience stores, with restaurant facilities, across Tokyo and Osaka Prefectures over five years. >>

Chris Hubbard is a Digital Marketing Strategist in Asia,
with a background in corporate Creative Direction and Branding.
Follow him on Twitter @chriswhubbard