Jing Daily reports that the Chinese luxury shopping website Xiu.com is dealing with a scandal as customers have accused the e-tailer of selling counterfeit luxury goods.
Only one in four outlets of an embattled Hong Kong beauty chain remains in operation after a treatment blunder that left one woman dead and three others in hospital, a trade unionist said on Wednesday.
The DR beauty centre is also making 500 staff transfer to other companies that apparently offered unfavourable employment terms, according to Amy Hui Wai-fung, chairwoman of the Beauty and Fitness Professional General Union.
When Singapore's SK-II Boutique Spa decided to upgrade its point-of-sale (POS) system to keep up with the growth of its business and tailor it more to the needs of a spa operations, it set its sights on a completely new system that would be fully flexible and scalable.
Calvin Tan, managing director of SK-II Boutique Spa, said their requirement also goes beyond a traditional POS, but one that can accommodate multiple location support and could address the complexities inherent in a spa operations.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc prepared its entry into India's supermarket sector in 2010 with a USD100 million investment into a consultancy with no employees, no profits and a scant USD14,000 in revenue.
The company, called Cedar Support Services, might have been a more obvious selection four months earlier: it began its corporate life as Bharti Retail Holdings Ltd, according to documents filed with India's Registrar of Companies.
With the Christmas season creeping closer, holiday shopping has climbed in the agenda for retailers and many major brands. Research suggests that the Internet and e-commerce will have a greater influence than ever in shaping consumers' purchasing habits.
A series of reports released in the run-up to the USA's traditional Black Friday sales highlight the impact the internet and mobile devices are having on holiday shopping habits, as well as the potential threat to productivity online shopping can pose.
FamilyMart Co. will open its first convenience store in the village of Kawauchi, just 20 km southwest of the wrecked Fukushima number one nuclear plant, next Saturday.
The FamilyMart outlet will be the only convenience store in Kawauchi. Its manager has been recruited from the village and plans are under way to hire other employees from the area.
The emergence of ecommerce and mobile commerce, brand adaption for Asian consumer demand, and survival and growth strategies in the face of rising costs, as well as insights into complex Chinese consumer trends were the themes in the forthcoming 2013 World Retail Congress in Singapore.
The Indian joint venture of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has suspended its chief financial officer and other employees as it investigates alleged violations of US anti-bribery laws, a development that could hamper India's efforts to open its domestic supermarket sector to foreign investment.
China remains by far the most common choice of market for companies from other Asian countries to post staff, according to ECA International's latest Managing Mobility' survey.
Just over half of the Asian companies surveyed listed China among their top three most common destinations for international assignments, putting it far ahead of the next most common destination, Singapore (26 percent).
About a fifth of Panasonic Corp's 88 business units are losing money and only half so far meet a target for at least 5 percent operating margin, the Japanese electronics group's finance chief said on Tuesday.
Hideaki Kawai said the country's biggest commercial employer will axe another 10,000 jobs by end-March as it pares its costs and looks to return to profit. Panasonic shed 36,000 jobs last business year, some through the sale of businesses.