Betsy Lowther

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Media

China’s Internet Youth Boom

Key web sites to use to market to young consumers.

clock August 7, 2008Betsy Lowther

Hung Vuong Plaza in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Marketing and Promotion

Vying for Vietnam

With GDP growth of over 8 percent and a population of 85 million, this southeast Asian country is beauty’s next big hope.

clock May 9, 2008Betsy Lowther

The entrance of DC USA.

Financial

D.C. Shopping Gets Boost From $150M Project

DC USA, a 540,000-square-foot, $150 million shopping center anchored by Target, is opening this week in the ethnically and economically diverse Columbia…

clock March 6, 2008Betsy Lowther

Retail

The Taobao Phenomenon

When 26-year-old Bai Yunwen decided to buy an iPod last year, she turned to popular online Chinese retail site Taobao.com to hire an agent who could…

clock February 19, 2008Betsy Lowther

Consumers ages 16 to 30 are spending the bulk of the money in China.

Retail

It’s All About Me

In the quest for China’s retail dollars, the “only-child” generation has emerged as the one to watch — and woo.

clock February 19, 2008Betsy Lowther

President and ceo Shinzo Maeda has been restructuring Shiseido's domestic business. Now he's setting his sights on international markets.

Beauty Features

Quiet Giant

Two years after assuming control, Shiseido CEO Shinzo Maeda is solidifying the company’s top spot in Japan and overseeing an aggressive expansion plan overseas.

clock August 3, 2007Betsy Lowther

Inside the Singapore Banana Republic.

Fashion Features

Banana Republic Opens in Singapore as Part of Global Expansion

If you build it, they will come and, Gap Inc. hopes, they will shop. Customers were waiting when the retailer unveiled its first Banana Republic store here on July 14, the region’s third new boutique in as many months.

clock August 1, 2007Betsy Lowther

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Bows Big in India

Zegna unveiled its brand-new Mumbai flagship late last month, which, at 3,000 square feet, is now the largest luxury store in the country.

clock June 25, 2007Betsy Lowther

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Brands See Opportunity in China’s Airports

When it comes to duty free sales aimed at Chinese consumers, beauty companies are coming together on a strategy: Go deeper.

clock June 6, 2007Betsy Lowther

President and ceo Shinzo Maeda has been restructuring Shiseido's domestic business. Now he's setting his sights on international markets.

Financial

Quiet Giant

Two years after assuming control, Shiseido CEO Shinzo Maeda is solidifying the company’s top spot in Japan and overseeing an aggressive expansion plan overseas.

clock May 18, 2007Betsy Lowther

A Gucci billboard.

Fashion Features

Vietnam’s Changing Retail Landscape

Bustling, tree-lined Dong Khoi Street, the central shopping hub of Vietnam’s economic capital, buzzes with sidewalk hawkers, busy tourist stores and the constant thrum of passing motorbikes.

clock April 25, 2007Betsy Lowther

Shoppers at the new Gap in Singapore.

Retail

Gap on the Move in Asia

The Gap is growing in Southeast Asia. The San Francisco-based retailer opened its Singapore flagship here this month, a 9,000-square-foot store in the Wisma Atria mall on the city’s shopping hub of Orchard Road.

clock December 19, 2006Betsy Lowther

Hogan has opened a boutique in Singapore's Paragon mall.

Retail

Tod’s Group Taking Hogan Brand Global

Now that Tod’s Group has firmly established its namesake brand in Asia, the company is focused on expanding Hogan luxury sportswear here as well.

clock December 19, 2006Betsy Lowther

Fashion Features

Sewing Circle

The road between the city of Lucknow and the town of Mahmudabad in northern India bumps past a vivid spectrum of color. Acres of lush fields—bright and green in this especially fertile area in the province of Uttar Pradesh, just east of New…

clock November 21, 2006Betsy Lowther

Fashion Features

Luxury Retailers Chase Fast-Growing India Market

India’s luxury market is getting more and more crowded.

clock November 7, 2006Betsy Lowther

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