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March 31, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 31, 2024

Herman, Jakarta – The government will soon repay Rp 474.8 billion (nearly $30 million) debt it took from cooking oil producers who were asked to obey the ceiling price two years ago, Ch

March 12, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 12, 2024

Vinnilya, Jakarta – In recent weeks, rice stocks have vanished from modern retailers.

March 5, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 5, 2024

Panji Satrio, Medan – A trader has illegally bought 2,000 tons of rice from a State Logistics Agency (Bulog) warehouse in Medan for retail sales using falsified documents, police said o

March 4, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 4, 2024

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – More than half of Indonesians say products they regularly buy have been downsized in a phenomenon known as shrinkflation, or the practice of reducing the size

February 12, 2024

Tempo - February 12, 2024

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) launched an impromptu inspection of the National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN) at the Cihapit Tr

January 17, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 17, 2024

Ichsan Ali, Jakarta – Drawing inspiration from the vibrant markets in Thailand, Tanah Abang Market in Jakarta has unveiled a new concept "Little Bangkok" to attract customers back to of

December 15, 2023

Jakarta Post - December 15, 2023

Ruth Dea Juwita, Jakarta – The Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry has issued a stern warning to video-streaming platform TikTok, demanding compliance with rul

December 13, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 13, 2023

Jakarta – Two months ago, Indonesia introduced a regulation that forced TikTok to shut down its e-commerce operations in the country, which the government claimed was to protect small a

December 6, 2023

Jakarta Globe - December 6, 2023

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan has given the green light for a collaboration between ByteDance Ltd, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok,

December 2, 2023

Tempo - December 2, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Acting chairman of Indonesia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi, underlined the necessity for the government to protect bu

November 17, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 17, 2023

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Retailers have started to feel the pinch from a call to boycott pro-Israel products with firms wary that it could lead to a bigger jolt to businesses unless the

November 15, 2023

Tempo - November 15, 2023

Amy Heppy, Jakarta – The Indonesian Retailers Association (Aprindo) commented on the recent demand for a boycott of products linked to Israel in the wake of the Israeli attacks on Pales

November 13, 2023

Jakarta Post - November 13, 2023

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – While the government has pledged to crack down on low-value imported goods, The Jakarta Post encountered no problems purchasing shoes for less than US$4

October 11, 2023

Tempo - October 11, 2023

Raden Putri, Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Following the closure of TikTok Shop, traders in the Tanah Abang Market called on the government to also shut down e-commerce sites, such as S

September 26, 2023

Agence France-Presse - September 26, 2023

Agnes Anya, Jakarta – As clothing seller Hendri Tanjung struggles to hawk his tunics to buyers outside his market shop, he says customers are turning to cheaper versions on TikTok, pumm

September 20, 2023

Jakarta Globe - September 20, 2023

Mita Amalia Hapsari & Fito Erlangga, Jakarta – Traders at Jakarta's Tanah Abang Market – Southeast Asia's largest textile wholesale center – recently reported a 50 percent drop in t

September 12, 2023

Tempo - September 12, 2023

Rizki Dewi Ayu, Raden Putri, M Faiz Zaki, Naufal Ridhwan, Jakarta – Social media has recently been abuzz with the news that Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta is increasingly empty o

August 4, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 4, 2023

Aditya Hadi, Jakarta – Homegrown online delivery company Anteraja, which saw a significant drop in revenue in the first half of the year, has placed the blame squarely on e-commerce fir

June 15, 2023

Straits Times - June 15, 2023

Hariz Baharudin, Jakarta – Indonesia was the biggest online spender in South-east Asia in 2022, with a new study finding that the archipelago accounted for more than half of the purchas

June 13, 2023

Jakarta Globe - June 13, 2023

Indah Handayani, Jakarta – Bank Indonesia said Tuesday that retail sales grew in May as reflected in the Real Sales Index (RSI) which stood at 234.2, up slightly by 0.02 percent year-on

May 14, 2023

Jakarta Globe - May 14, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – The Trade Ministry has removed more than 64,500 online stores offering second-hand products from major e-commerce and social media platforms since the crackdown on use

May 11, 2023

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2023

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Indonesian retailers are projected to maintain their sales momentum even after Ramadan and the Idul Fitri holidays, which normally lift consumer spending, came t

May 8, 2023

Jakarta Post - May 8, 2023

Anindito Ariwandono, Bandung – Hong Kong's luminous heritage has been facing an imminent crisis for the past couple of years.

April 13, 2023

Tempo - April 13, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – The turnover of clothing traders at Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta, is skyrocketing during Ramadan, particularly ahead of Eid al-Fitr.

Jakarta Post - April 13, 2023

Jakarta – Retailers reported a jump in sales last month as consumers apparently entered a spending mood before and during Ramadan.

April 11, 2023

Al Jazeera - April 11, 2023

Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Siti, who sells used clothing in the Indonesian city of Medan, usually cannot wait for Ramadan.

March 27, 2023

Jakarta Globe - March 27, 2023

Investor Daily, Jakarta – Indonesia's textile and apparel export is forecast to decline by 10 percent from $12 billion in 2022 to around $11 billion this year, according to the Indonesi

Jakarta Post - March 27, 2023

Jakarta – Since she was a senior high school student, Jakarta-based freelance writer Anindya Miriati Hasanah, 25, has favoured second-hand clothes.

March 24, 2023

Tempo - March 24, 2023

Desty Luthfiani, Jakarta – Sales of used clothing, more commonly known as thrifting in Pasar Senen resume as normal.

March 21, 2023

Jakarta Globe - March 21, 2023

Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – A joint team of the National Police and the Customs Directorate raided a number of shops and warehouses in Jakarta and neighboring Bekasi on Monday to seize im

March 15, 2023

Jakarta Globe - March 15, 2023

Investor Daily, Jakarta – Illegal clothing imports reached 300,000 tons worth $2.1 billion every year, including about 30 percent of used clothing valued at around $631 million, accordi

Jakarta Globe - March 15, 2023

BTV, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo on Wednesday ordered stern measures against the import of used clothing that according to him did serious damage to the already struggling domestic

March 13, 2023

Jakarta Globe - March 13, 2023

Investor Daily, Jakarta – Thrift shopping, the practice of buying used items, has become a bane for Indonesia's textile industry, as imports of used clothing rise dramatically.

March 12, 2023

Jakarta Globe - March 12, 2023

Cindy Layan, Jakarta – A Senen Market trader who sells used shoes said on Sunday he is proud of helping people from all levels of income upgrade their look with famous brands at afforda

February 24, 2023

Tempo - February 24, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian Market Traders Association or Ikappi recorded that prices of several basic commodities increased ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan, incl

February 21, 2023

Jakarta Post - February 21, 2023

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Samsung is zeroing in on Indonesia's smartphone market, of which OPPO still commands the biggest share, with its foldable devices capturing more consumers in the

October 17, 2022

Jakarta Post - October 17, 2022

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Many supermarkets in Indonesia mark imported products with labels attached identifying them as such, but do consumers care much where the goods they purchase com

October 6, 2022

Coconuts Singapore - October 6, 2022

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September 28, 2022

Jakarta Globe - September 28, 2022

Jakarta – Flourish Ventures, a global venture capital firm with portfolio investments in Indonesia and across Asia, recently released a new study that confirmed the importance of corner

September 1, 2022

Tempo - September 1, 2022

Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Center of Economic and Law Studies (Celios) director Bhima Yudhistira on Thursday believes the psychological effects of the government's plan to incr

July 22, 2022

Tempo - July 22, 2022

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan targeted Indonesia to become the qibla or the benchmark of the world's Muslim fashion by 2024.

July 6, 2022

Jakarta Globe - July 6, 2022

Herman, Jakarta – The government has launched a new cooking oil product with subsidized prices and offered incentives for producers who agree to join the program, Trade Minister Zulkifl

May 31, 2022

Jakarta Post - May 31, 2022

Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – The Industry Ministry has announced it would scrap the subsidy for bulk cooking oil, effective from Tuesday, leaving many producers unable to file a sub

April 25, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 25, 2022

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's abrupt decision last Friday to ban the export of cooking oil and its ingredients as of from April 28 is inimical to the business climate and w

April 4, 2022

Mongabay - April 4, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Cartel practices have been blamed for a scarcity of cooking oil in the world's top producer of palm oil – but government policies seen as coddling the indu

March 21, 2022

Tempo - March 21, 2022

Arrijal Rachman, Jakarta – The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) urged the Trade Ministry and the National Police to collaborate in investigating the practice of cooking oil mafias

March 18, 2022

Tempo - March 18, 2022

Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – During an official meeting with members of the House of Representatives on Thursday, March 17, 2022, Minister of Trade Muhammad Lutfi accuses "mafias" to be r

March 16, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - March 16, 2022

Jakarta – Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi's concerted efforts over the past three months to keep the retail price ceiling of cooking oil to between Rp 11,500 (80 US cents) and Rp 14,000 p

March 13, 2022

Jakarta Globe - March 13, 2022

Jakarta – The government has released a new halal certification label with a minister underlining on Saturday that the current logo from the Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI, will event

January 14, 2022

Jakarta Post - January 14, 2022

Yohana Belinda, Malang – Designer bag rental services are emerging as an affordable way to keep up with mercurial fashion trends.