Would you care for a drink?

Would you care for a drink?

As a way to promote the alcoholic drinks being sold on its platform, Amazon Japan, yes the online retailer, will launch a pop-up bar in Ginza, Tokyo. The 78-seat “Amazon Bar” will run for 10 days, in the evenings, from October 20th. The bar will be serving cocktails, beer, sake, wine and some exclusive products, […]

Would you buy your apparel in a vending machine?

Would you buy your apparel in a vending machine?

Vending machines at airport terminals are the new strategy of the Japanese fast-fashion brand Uniqlo to grow their presence in the US. The first vending machine called “Uniqlo To Go” has been installed at Oakland Airport in California, selling 2 of Uniqlo’s signature products: Heat Tech Ultralight down jackets (US$69.9) and Heat Tech t-shirts ($14.90). […]

Taking brand localisation one step further

Taking brand localisation one step further

Everywhere around the world, Starbucks’ look and feel is quite consistent. In the outside the logo stands out and in the inside most of the stores have a similar coffee shop-style design. Despite that, in some countries (as part of Starbucks’ product localization strategy) local food and beverages are added to the menu or some […]

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 […]

Robots Outgrowing Roles in China

Robots Outgrowing Roles in China

In China, Robots have already begun helping raise children at daycare centres and providing the elderly with care although they are common in factory assembly lines. At one of China’s largest daycare centres, in Sanhe, Hubei province, three white and round-bodied robots help give classes. The children, aged around four or five, each approach Keeko […]

Eat it all!

Eat it all!

Plastic waste have resulted in pollution and it covers our ocean and landfill for the past 70 years. Plastic cutlery contribute to this enormous problem. Bakeys, founder of Indian cutlery company from India thinks he might have a solution. Cutlery which you can eat. Bakeys has been making spoons at its factory in Hyderabad since […]

Sweet travels!

Sweet travels!

For many cultures, particularly in Asia, it’s expected to buy gifts for friends and family to give on return when you travel. A research by Lindt, the Swiss chocolatier and confectionary company, showed that Asian travellers are the traveller group who gift most and gifting is the most important purchase motivator for Asians. With the […]

Flying taxis – soon in Singapore?

Flying taxis – soon in Singapore?

In its vision for urban mobility 2030 recently the Singapore Ministry of Transport revealed various ideas they have initiated, from human-carrying drones, driverless pods, to on-demand busses. Singapore is using its available data on transport and development in artificial intelligence to address its land and manpower constraints. Further, in selected areas existing bus routes are […]

Malaysian convenience store with “Gourmet” food offer

Malaysian convenience store with “Gourmet” food offer

Malaysians can enjoy convenience and good food on-the-go at the new myNEWS.com flagship store in Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. The store is called myNEWS Gourmet to Go. The new store offers a “Grab and Go” section, featuring fresh food at affordable prices which includes made-to-order sandwiches and salads, Asian dishes, burgers, pastas, desserts and fresh juices. The […]

Do you fancy a Kit Kat sushi?

Do you fancy a Kit Kat sushi?

In Japan Kit Kat is known for launching quite unconventional flavours like wasabi, lemon vinegar, sake or green tea, this one even has found fans in other markets and now is available worldwide. The latest creation are 3 Kit Kat sushi varieties: Maguro (tuna), Tamago (egg) and Uni (urchin). Doesn’t it sound delicious? Indeed, a […]