Taiwan news & analysis

03 July 2019
FamilyMart Taiwan has launched a new range of biodegradable tableware under the FamilyMart Collection. Environmental-friendly policies The new line of eco-friendly products includes, cups, plates, bowls and straws made entirely from bamboo fibers. These can also be safely combusted without emitting any toxic substances when they undergo the recycling process. New eco-friendly dishwashing so...
25 April 2019
France-based Carrefour said its first quarter results, which saw like-for-like sales rise 2.7% at a Group level, underlined the ‘ rapid progress in the transformation plan ’. The retailer’s results were boosted by a ‘ further acceleration in Brazil ’ and ‘ slight sales rise in France ’. The numbers… Carrefour reported, by region that at constant exchange rates: Group: total sales ro...
17 April 2019
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido and A.S. Watson have partnered to launch an exclusive derma skincare range under the “D Program” brand. A.S. Watson working closely with brands A.S. Watson partners brands to drive innovation. Last month, we outlined how it is partnering L'Oréal's AI and AR firm ModiFace have launched a virtual makeup service . The retailer's latest initiative is to ...
26 February 2019
President Chain Store Corp, operator of 7-Eleven in Taiwan is testing a new concept store, which offers Domino’s Pizza.  Domino's Pizza in 7-Eleven The co-branded store will be launched in Taipei’s Xinyi District, offering freshly cooked pizza from Domino's. Pizzas will be cooked on-site and priced between US$2.9 and US6.8. The trial store aims to target busy workers and the retailer hopes ...
05 February 2019
FamilyMart has launched its first laundry-convenience store in the Sanchong District of New Taipei, Taiwan. A multipurpose convenience store FamilyMart's new laundry convenience store, which opened last month, operates approx. 140 sq m. The store is fitted with five all-in-one washer-dryers, a service support/payment counter, an area for daily consumables, cigarettes, and more. The retailer...
23 January 2019
France-based Carrefour said total sales, at constant exchange rates and including VAT, fell by 0.8% (excluding various accounting changes) in the fourth quarter to €23.0bn. A better than expected result in France, where like-for-likes fell by only 0.1%, was aided by its performance in Latin America, but hindered by continued weakness in Europe, excluding France, and Asia. France: hypermarkets’...
01 November 2018
A.S. Watson continues to digitally transform its business around the world. Its latest initiatives are to launch a Watsons Mini Store in China and Watsons Pay in Taiwan. Watsons Mini Store to support O2O In China, Watsons has also launched Watsons Mini Store, a WeChat Mini Program that enables shoppers to share in-store experiences via social media and create a more seamless online and offl...
24 October 2018
We have seen several retailers across Asia launch their own e-wallets recently, including AEON in Malaysia, and FamilyMart and Carrefour in Taiwan. AEON launches its own e-wallet Earlier this year, AEON introduced its e-wallet app. Available to download on Google Play and Apple App store, AEON's e-wallet allows shoppers to pay and earn points at participating AEON stores (AEON Big Hypermark...
20 August 2018
Dianguo Technology has obtained a license from unstaffed retail brand BingoBox to launch BingoStore in Taiwan. Another unstaffed store in Taipei In recent months, Taipei has seen the introduction of several new concept stores in the convenience channel. The launch of BingoStore follows 7-Eleven (X-Store) and FamilyMart also launching unstaffed stores earlier this year. The new uns...
25 July 2018
7-Eleven has opened its second unstaffed convenience store in Taiwan. Successful trial... After testing the first store of its kind six months ago, President Chain Store Corporation, operator of 7-Eleven in Taiwan has opened its second unstaffed X-Store in Taipei. The new store is located in Xinyi District, and utilises facial recognition or a iCash 2.0 card to recognise customers. ...