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China orders inspections to prevent Covid-19 spread via cold chain

December 04, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • China is carrying out sweeping inspections on food importers, supermarkets, e-commerce platforms and restaurants to prevent the spread of the coronavirus through imported cold-chain products, the country's market regulator has said.

Thai tycoon gets condititional antitrust nod for S$14.3 billion Tesco assets buy

November 06, 2020 10:38 PM

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Charoen Pokphand Group won the Thai antitrust agency's approval for its US$10.6 billion (S$14.3 billion) acquisition of British retailer Tesco's local retail business with some conditions.

Walmart's Flipkart to hire 70,000 in India ahead of big shopping event

September 15, 2020 5:03 PM

BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Walmart's Flipkart said on Tuesday (Sept 15) it would create 70,000 new jobs and employ many more as delivery partners and in other roles as it prepares for a surge in online shopping during the busy Indian festive season.

China's fresh meat lovers lament death of live poultry markets

July 13, 2020 8:38 AM

JIANGXI, CHINA (BLOOMBERG) - Chen Yu used to walk a short distance to a nearby market to get fresh poultry.

Aeon Malaysia appoints Singaporean Shafie Shamsuddin as managing director

December 24, 2019 10:45 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Retail group Aeon Co (Malaysia) Bhd has appointed Singaporean Shafie Shamsuddin as managing director to succeed Shinobu Washizawa, who will retire on Dec 31.

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