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Online retail the ‘silver lining’ in Singapore retail space

The Singapore retail real estate market has weakened amidst the coronavirus pandemic, according to a quarterly market report released by Edmund Tie.

Food, gaming and business app downloads soar during crisis

App downloads have soared during the coronavirus crisis, with the business, food & beverage and gaming categories showing the highest growth.

Zilingo trims staff, refocuses on Asia

Online fashion platform Zilingo has axed about 45 staff, including 30 in its Singapore head office, as it refocuses on Asia in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brotzeit creates a virtual experience to promote new outlet during Covid-19 crisis

German-themed restaurant chain Brotzeit engaged a design firm to create a virtual walkthrough video of its new outlet to promote the venue during the coronavirus crisis.

Hysan Development plans to ‘revitalise retail’ with O2O plan

Hong Kong mall owner Hysan Development plans to use enhanced O2O capabilities to support the territory’s retail and catering industries during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Meitu lets retailers test online makeup service during Covid-19

Chinese imaging app Meitu has offered its AR online makeup trial system to global beauty enterprises and retailers for free to help them overcome difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Social group e-commerce booms in China during Covid-19 crisis

Social group e-commerce is booming, fuelled by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, reports Chinese online retail platform JD.

Zalora pursues sustainable fashion ecosystem in Southeast Asia

Zalora is positioning itself as the first online fashion retailer in Southeast Asia to create a sustainable fashion ecosystem, achieving positive change in environmental impact, and inspiring customers to shop in a more conscious way.

Deliveroo cuts Pickup commission rate to 5 per cent

Food delivery service Deliveroo is reducing its Pickup service commissions to 5 per cent for its operations in Hong Kong.

How Covid-19 is impacting food-and drink-markets in Southeast Asia

The spread of Covid-19 is forcing Southeast Asian consumers to change their eating habits and embrace new shopping practices, says Mintel Apac food-and-drink analyst Tan Heng Hong.

Ikea calls for recommitment to climate change

Home furnishings giant Ikea has joined an alliance of key industry and political groups in calling for a renewed commitment to long-term climate change initiatives.

Carousell supports SMEs, hawkers during Covid-19 crisis

Classified-ad service Carousell is offering up to US$1.3 million in free advertising for nonprofits serving communities impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.