Attract footfalls during off-peak hours with Eatigo

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How can restaurants better monetise off-peak hours? What if a startup could help attract footfall during those times? Branding itself as the world’s first online yield management platform for the F&B industry, Eatigo connects diners with restaurants. The company focuses on offering discounts up to 50 per cent at various restaurants during off-peak hours to attract potential customers who would not necessarily …

Bridging industries, building horizons the Philcare way

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Technology has rapidly changed the way consumers shop beyond the limits of time and space. Omni-channel retailing has developed with the rise of the internet, mobile technology and e-payments. Such technology advancements will continue to enhance the business of retail by helping them to create a more interactive, social and holistic customer experience. In the Philippines, perhaps there’s none quite other than …

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 …

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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 …

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Three quick questions to Gigfairy’s Brian Foo

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Sharing economy business models are increasingly being applied beyond the leasing of personal goods and more and more for the matching of skilled individuals with a relevant marketplace. In the case of Gigfairy there was a recognition by founder Brian Foo that musicians find it incredibly difficult to earn any real money for their abilities, whilst on the other side many people …

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Marco Gervasi and the rise of E-Commerce in China

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Marco Gervasi’s recent book East-Commerce has thrown into sharp contrast the impact that Chinese e-commerce is having on Asia and the rest of the world, and how external players can benefit from investing into the space. His 10 years spent in China helping international companies enter and grow in the market has given him a unique position to comment on …

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Once a Ninja, always a Ninja: delivering in style with Lai Chang Wen

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While Deadpool continues to slice and dice up baddies with his Ninja-esque shenanigans at the box office, we sat down with another renegade, logistics disruptor and quite literally a Ninja master, Lai Chang Wen, CEO and founder of Ninja Van Logistics for a quick chat on his motivations, aspirations and his thoughts on Napoleon Bonaparte (just kidding Pierre!). After an …

5 minutes with Pierre Poignant, COO at Lazada

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Have you ever wondered who the geniuses are behind the scenes at e-commerce giant Lazada? We sat down with one of them, Chief Operations Officer Pierre Poignant, for a quick glimpse his views on logistics, E-commerce and why the late French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte is his hero. Could you tell us more about yourself, Pierre? Certainly, I’m the Chief Operations …

Emma Heap on technology, systems and delivering hot food fast

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There are few e-commerce markets that are as dynamic and as competitive as food delivery. With the core requirements of speed, choice and quality at the top of consumers list, it is a constant challenge for the market leaders to keep up with and overcome their customer’s sky high expectations. At foodpanda, Managing Director Emma Heap has taken a technology …