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Can Customisation Cross Into Mainstream Apparel?

Can Customisation Cross Into Mainstream Apparel?

Digital innovation brought huge change to the landscape of apparel retailing, and now it is beginning to exert its influence over manufacturing, with more apparel firms creating opportunities for garment customisation.

Asia Pacific: World’s Most Heavily Licensed Toys Market

Asia Pacific: World’s Most Heavily Licensed Toys Market

While the US is the birthplace of many international licenses through the influence of its Hollywood blockbuster movies, Asia Pacific is one of the biggest licence-driven traditional toys and games markets globally.

Why Online Marketplaces Are Conquering The Internet

Why Online Marketplaces Are Conquering The Internet

Online platforms that host the e-commerce offerings of third-party sellers, such as business-to-consumer marketplaces and online classifieds, have become major drivers of Internet economies worldwide.

What Are The Main E-Commerce Drivers In Emerging Markets?

What Are The Main E-Commerce Drivers In Emerging Markets?

With e-commerce use accelerating on the back of improved Internet penetration in emerging markets, it is important to recognise the specificities of local consumers and how they approach online shopping.

Five Things To Know About Foodservice Growth In China

Five Things To Know About Foodservice Growth In China

Growth in China’s foodservice industry has been slowing for years, causing many to wonder about the long-term prognosis for the world’s largest global foodservice market. Slowing growth and increasing competition have left many operators with a lot of uncertainty.

Meat Consumption Trends In Asia Pacific, And What They Mean For Foodservice Strategy

Meat Consumption Trends In Asia Pacific, And What They Mean For Foodservice Strategy

Asia Pacific is the largest foodservice region in the world. However, the region is also highly diverse that vary widely in income level, market maturity, demographics, foodservice spending, and dietary preferences.

Store Visits: Examining Online Players Moving Offline

Store Visits: Examining Online Players Moving Offline

While internet retail is often associated with lower costs, it should not come across as a surprise that the increased level of competition in the space has driven up the cost of online marketing, a trend which is not particularly new.

Q&A: The Resurgence Of ‘Street Food’

Q&A: The Resurgence Of ‘Street Food’

Food is the new rock ’n’ roll – this much has now become a banal truism. From farmers’ markets to food trucks, eating take-away portable snacks freshly cooked on a stall or a truck is where most current trends and interesting fusions are happening.

Interest In Asian Cuisines Is Driving New Concept And Menu Trends

Interest In Asian Cuisines Is Driving New Concept And Menu Trends

Asian flavours are growing increasingly popular all over the world. Asian concepts in particular, especially those that extend beyond typical Chinese food or sushi, are a growing trend in major urban areas.