Singapore department store Robinsons is to close its store in Jem mall in what it terms an “amicable exit” after negotiations with landlord, Lendlease.
The Robinsons Jem store will close by the end of August, leaving the Al-Futtaim Group-owned retailer with just two remaining stores in the city state, at The Heeren on Orchard Road and Raffles City.
In a statement, Robinsons said it had been discussing its future at Jem since November and “the timing of the exit has been scheduled on a mutually agreed basis”.
The company offered no further explanation or comment on the closure, although it did indicate it sees its future appealing to “a new generation of shoppers which includes customers both online and offline”.
“Robinsons is an iconic brand, and the management is committed to ensuring viable and successful operations in Singapore. They are grateful for the ongoing support received from their Jem store customers over the years, and look forward to serving them at their other locations,” said the statement.
The retailer plans to revamp its online presence, adding additional solutions for buying products and services and last month it opened a store on LazMall.