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Asia retail trends 2023

We highlight five trends that we expect to shape Asia grocery retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.

Asia Pacific channel forecasts
2022 – 2027

This report shares the Asia Pacific view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from 14 major markets across the region. 

Inside CS Fresh Raffles City

CS Fresh is the premium banner of DFI. Check out how the latest model has evolved with new counters and a wider range of foodservice.

Strategic outlook for Seven & i Holdings

We review Seven & i Holdings’ performance, plus progress against key strategic objectives.

Lotuss go fresh: a modern wet market concept

This Lotus's go fresh is the new model for Lotus's supermarket, used to be known as Talad stores.

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As we launch our first report for 2023 on global responses to the cost-of-living crisis, we highlight our favourite retailer examples from Q1.

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Amidst rising demand for food-to-go, Indonesian convenience giant Alfamart has an ambitious plan to open 1,000 new food-focused stores from Lawson in Indonesia in 2023 alone. Rapid food-to-go expansion plans Japanese convenience chain Lawson is the third largest convenience retailer globally in terms of sales. Its operations outside of Japan are sometimes managed by local retailers, such ...
Fresh from its first ever quarterly profit in Q3 2022, South Korean ecommerce giant Coupang achieved an unprecedented second consecutive quarterly profit in Q4 2022. Focus on efficiency and superior offerings As we had reported after Coupang’s first ever quarterly profit in Q3 2022, its success can be attributed to its efficiency drive and ability to stand out from competitors through its...
CK Hutchison reported its retail revenue (A.S. Watsons) fell by 2.0% to HKD169.6 bn (US$21.9 bn), and its earnings (EBITDA) decreased by 11% to HKD14.3 bn (US$1.8 bn) in its full year 2022 results. In local currencies, its total revenue increased by 6%, while EBITDA declined by 2%. Performance of A.S. Watsons across different markets and businesses • Healthy and Beauty China sales decreased...


An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.
Using our global research, we look at how retailers continue to respond to the cost-of-living crisis in Q1 2023.
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5-year forecasts to 2027

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