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Luckin Coffee to launch tea brand Xiaolu

Luckin Coffee to launch tea brand Xiaolu

Luckin Coffee, the Chinese cafe startup that has directly taken on Starbucks in the territory, is moving into the takeaway tea market with its new Xiaolu brand. “Coffee and tea are the two most popular drinks in the office,” said Luckin VP Jinyi Guo. “However, there are currently few renowned brands of milk tea in China, the quality of franchise stores is […]

Australia’s Oporto to open 24 stores in Vietnam

Australia’s Oporto to open 24 stores in Vietnam

Restaurant chain Oporto has launched in Vietnam under local franchisee Ben Thanh Group, with plans to open 24 restaurants across the territory in the next 10 years. The brand’s CEO Craig Tozer indicated the Vietnamese expansion provides a further gateway to a new market of potential consumers. “Vietnam is an ideal market for Oporto with nearly 100 million people and […]

Don Quijote Hong Kong opens first store

Don Quijote Hong Kong opens first store

Don Quijote Hong Kong has opened its first store, in Mira Mall at Tsim Sha Tsui. The Japanese bargain retailer will sell a full range of discount merchandise as in Japan, as well as ready-to-eat meals and Japanese specialty products. Regional operator Pan Pacific International Holdings, which has three stores in Singapore and also plans to make its Thai debut […]

Amazon expands anti-counterfeit program

Amazon expands anti-counterfeit program

Amazon is expanding its successful anti-counterfeiting program to more countries. Transparency is now available to sellers and customers in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, India and Canada, the e-commerce giant announced on Wednesday. Previously it only operated within the US. Online marketplaces are rife with counterfeit products sold cheaper than the genuine product, though often at a much lower […]

Canberra Airport announces new retail partners

Canberra Airport is overhauling its terminal retail offering, with construction set to begin on more than 1000sqm of new shops in the coming months. On Friday, the airport announced Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE) has been awarded the food and beverage component of the new terminal retail, and Australian Way Pty Ltd (AWPL) has been awarded the news, books and gifting […]