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
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November 17, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anindito Ariwandono, Bandung – Hong Kong's luminous heritage has been facing an imminent crisis for the past couple of years.
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 – Retailers reported a jump in sales last month as consumers apparently entered a spending mood before and during Ramadan.
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
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 – Since she was a senior high school student, Jakarta-based freelance writer Anindya Miriati Hasanah, 25, has favoured second-hand clothes.
March 24, 2023
Desty Luthfiani, Jakarta – Sales of used clothing, more commonly known as thrifting in Pasar Senen resume as normal.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Before you reach out for that packet of spicy noodles, you need to souper careful.
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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 – 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 – 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
Yohana Belinda, Malang – Designer bag rental services are emerging as an affordable way to keep up with mercurial fashion trends.
January 12, 2022
Bisnis, Jakarta – Indonesia in 2021 recorded 5,057,516 units of motorcycles sold, the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI) said.
November 2, 2021
Jakarta – Beverage giant Coca-Cola Indonesia is rolling out a 'Recycle Me' message on its package labels across all its brands and products, as the company seeks to create a World Witho
October 17, 2021
Jakarta – All drugs and cosmetics imported, distributed, and sold in Indonesia must have halal certification from government-appointed agencies starting on Sunday as mandated by recent
August 13, 2021
Heru Asprihanto, Jakarta – Indonesia's capital reopened its retail malls this week to an exclusive crowd – shoppers vaccinated against coronavirus.
August 10, 2021
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Director of the Center of Economic and Law Studies (Celios) Bhima Yudhistira Adhinegara responded to the government's policy on the opening of shoppi
July 26, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The popular Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta has been reopened by its market management as of Monday, July 26, following the slackened public activity restriction
July 20, 2021
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Indonesian Market Vendor Association recorded that around 5 million market vendors were forced to close down their business during the Covid-19 pande
July 19, 2021
There's still no definitive answer on whether or not the Emergency Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (Emergency PPKM) would be extended beyond July 20, but business owner
June 17, 2021
Rifki Nurfajri, Jakarta – Improving retail sales in recent months should not be taken as a sign that the industry is out of the woods, as consumer spending remains vulnerable to mobilit
May 26, 2021
Rifki Nurfajri, Jakarta – Publicly listed retail group PT Hero Supermarket plans to close all of its Giant supermarket outlets by the end of July to improve its finances after the pande