Featured insights and store visits from Asia

In this report, we discuss how grocery shopping has evolved in five different ways in China during the pandemic. Included in the report are five case studies and examples from Walmart, Carrefour, Alibaba, JD.com and G-super.

We summarise learnings that can be taken from how retailers, suppliers and shoppers in Asia have responded to some of the challenges raised by Coronavirus (COVID 19).

On 9th March, Tesco Plc announced that it has agreed to sell its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia to CP Group, we review the consolidation of the two businesses and key implications for suppliers.

After undergoing months of renovation, Cold Storage flagship in Singapore has relaunched as CS Fresh. The store has a dine-in oyster bar, ready-to-eat curry station, urban vegetable farm display and the widest organic vegetable range in Singapore.

In this report, we will share five key trends from South Korea’s leading retailers that are shaping the highly dynamic and competitive health and beauty (H&B) retail sector.

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Don Don Donki has opened a 4,000 sq. m. discount store at The Market Mall with more than 130,000 items, including fresh products and essentials. Its private label products under Jonetsu Kakaku will also be featured.

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Aeon, which operates shopping centres and hypermarkets in Malaysia, is expanding its drive-through locations to support shoppers looking to socially distance themselves and avoid interaction with others during the pandemic. Service expanded to 28 outlets Shoppers using the service can pre-order products online. Personal shoppers will collect the order in-store and prepare the items for pick...
Aeon is partnering with Shwe Taung, parent of Myanmar’s leading mall operator, to open a shopping centre by 2023. Targeting growing middle class After entering the market in 2011, Aeon launched its financial business services in 2013. In 2016, it set up its first supermarket in Yangon and operates more than 10 stores currently. The country has a population of 53 million and a fast growing m...
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) three months ago, retailers in Singapore have responded with urgency and empathy as the situation evolves - we will continue to update this article with the latest developments... Improving efficiency for online Lazada is closing its online store for two days to implement key changes  Reducing assortment:  prioritise daily essentials s...


We review how retailers in Singapore have been responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, both influencing shopper behaviour and also keep up with changing government regulations.
Beyond flexing their trading strategies, product suppliers have taken a broader role in supporting the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. In this presentation, we highlight four pillars around which these have been clustered
Lawson launched a checkout-free convenience store that will allow shoppers to make purchases via a smartphone app.
GS25, a leading convenience store chain in South Korea, opened an unmanned store similar to Amazon Go
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