Happy Skin: Partnerships of Beauty and Retail Expertise

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At the Retail World Show Philippines, we are delighted to be featuring innovation and progress from a uniquely Philippine perspective. Not new to the world of beauty, local Philippine fashion icons, Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo decided to team up to create Happy Skin, an original retail brand of skin-caring makeup. “I always knew I wanted to be in this business of making …

HappyFresh and Robinsons Supermarket Make Everyday Grocery Shopping Easier

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HappyFresh, Asia’s leading online grocery company, today announced a new strategic partnership with Robinsons Supermarket, a subsidiary of Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc, redefining grocery shopping experience in the Philippines.The collaboration marks the first partnership for HappyFresh in the Philippines as the company deepens its footprint in the country. With Robinsons Supermarket available on HappyFresh’s desktop and mobile application, customers can …


Infographic: 5 reasons you shouldn’t ignore the Philippines

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The Filipino market is undergoing a radical period of growth. A rapidly growing middle class and an explosion in access to digital services is ensuring that it becomes an increasingly juicy prospect for international businesses looking for Southeast Asian expansion. We see the Filipino future as increasingly bright, and in order to demonstrate the scale of the opportunity we have …

Infographic: 5 reasons why Indonesia is ripe for international investment

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We are extremely excited about the opportunities on offer in the Indonesian market for international payments, e-commerce and retail solution providers. With this in mind we have put together this handy infographic featuring some key statistics that should help you make the case for looking at the Indonesian market closely for your next international expansion. Has this infographic piqued your …


IFC insights into financial inclusion

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Financial inclusion is an incredibly important topic at this year’s Cards & Payments Asia conference (20th-21st April, Singapore). We’re excited to be welcoming to the show Swapnil Kant Neeraj, Principal & Microfinance Lead at IFC, part of the World Bank Group, who will be joining our panel on “banking the bottom of the pyramid”. Ahead of the session we caught …


The future of blockchain with DXMarkets

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Ahead of next week’s Cards & Payments Asia conference I caught up with speaker Marcelo Garcia Casil, Co-Founder & CEO at DXMarkets and one of the leading minds on turning blockchain theory into business reality, to discuss how he sees the the technology transforming the financial services industry as we know it: Can you share with us a little about …

Why IBM’s latest 200M acquisition matters to e-commerce

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IBM has recently acquired Bluewolf – a Salesforce consultancy firm headquartered in San Francisco. Many people in the tech world have scratched their heads about this deal. Indeed, one can wonder why they acquired a consultancy firm specialised in integrations of a competing CRM solution, adding it to their portfolio. Business Insider, an online magazine, pointed out that IBM sees …

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Top 10 considerations for choosing the right secure issuance solution

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You’ve decided that you need to create new ID badges for your employees, staff and visitors. You know that you’d like to be able to have these “smart cards” enable access to your building and your network – or perhaps even other systems like transit or cashless vending – but where do you start? What are your options for printing …

Automated DCs Can Benefit From RFID

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Despite the fact that much has changed in distribution center operations over the years, many of today’s automated DCs are not fully automated. This is true even though DCs’ roles have had to evolve to meet the faster pace of retail and to adapt to more flexible fulfillment options. In fact, some areas of the DC are still labor intensive …

How to Turbo Charge Mobile Financial Services in the Philippines

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With the majority of the population unbanked or under-served, there’s certainly room for improvement in the current mainstream financial system in the Philippines. As Lawrence Summer, president emeritus at Harvard University, explained earlier this year, it’s not just in the Philippines – worldwide mainstream finance “has not succeeded and is succeeding less well than it once did in its basic function of …