Pushing digitalisation of Malaysia’s retail

Pushing digitalisation of Malaysia’s retail

The Malaysia Retail Chain Association wants to drive the retail industry to go into the online arena, in line with the government’s aspirations, for better opportunities and to compete better. President Datuk Garry Chua said online adoption among Malaysian retailers is still relatively low, but the initiative to start thinking and adopting digital strategies is […]

Harley Davidson to manufacture in South East Asia

Harley Davidson to manufacture in South East Asia

Thailand is moving fast to become the new automotive hub in Southeast Asia. It is already the manufacturer number 1 in the Southeast Asian region and the 9th in the world with a production of 2.65 million vehicles in 2016. Now, famous motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson has decided to build a new plant in the Rayong province, […]

Watson’s keeps growing

Watson’s keeps growing

The largest international health and beauty retailer A. S. Watson Group with over 13,300 outlets in 25 countries, keeps expanding with 1,400 new outlets opening globally this year – 60 of those will be in Hong Kong. This will increase the number of stores in HK by nearly 9 percent from currently 700. Further, Watson’s plans […]

SEA going greener!

SEA going greener!

Singapore and Malaysia taking steps to go greener … Singapore – A Bill that would make it mandatory for some companies to set energy targets, audit their energy consumption and adopt industrial equipment that meet minimum energy efficiency standards was passed in Parliament on Monday April 3rd in Singapore. The Act requires 180 energy-intensive companies […]

Expansion of Alfamart in Philippines

Expansion of Alfamart in Philippines

Sumber Alfaria Trijaya, operator of Alfamart convenience stores in Indonesia, plans to add around 200 units in the Philippines this year that will nearly double its presence to around 400 outlets there. Alfamart is since 2014 present in Philippines. The company’s concept of “minimarkets,” which are smaller than traditional convenience stores and that sell staples […]

ONE halal certification between Malaysia and Indonesia

ONE halal certification between Malaysia and Indonesia

Based on the Malaysian and Indonesian trade ministers, both countries are going to review their halal certifications that are currently different from each other. So far, this certification process leads to inefficient export and import processes as every time traders want to sell between the two countries, both countries need to undertake certification processes two […]

Vietnamese sharing their sweets

Vietnamese sharing their sweets

Vietnam has a positive outlook in the long term for confectionery exports. This optimism is based on a steady double-digit growth in export value for several years and strong production expansion by local firms. According to the Business Monitor International, the nation’s confectionery sector has experienced a relatively high and stable growth rate and it […]

Singapore healthiest country in Asia

Singapore healthiest country in Asia

According to Bloomberg index, Singapore is the healthiest country in Asia and the fourth healthiest country globally. Based on information from the World Health Organization and the World Bank, the report includes 163 countries based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and health risks such as high blood pressure, tobacco use, malnutrition […]