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Apparel retailer Bossini reveals customer data hack

Hong Kong-based apparel retailer Bossini says its database of loyalty programme members and online customers was hacked earlier this month.

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Many Singapore stores set to reopen as lockdown rules relaxed

Singapore retail stores are set to reopen as the country will enter the second phase of reopening on Friday, June 19 after the Covid-19 crisis.

South Korean duty-free retailers caught in catch-22 over selling stockpiles to locals

South Korean duty-free retailers have begun to clear stock through local channels in response to a temporary change in regulations designed to relieve the industry of low sales volumes caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chanel faces fair-trade probe in South Korea

French luxury label Chanel is under investigation for alleged breaches of South Korea’s Free Trade Act.

Task force to review Singapore retail reopening plan

The roadmap towards a safe Singapore retail reopening is in the hands of a task force established by the Singapore Retailers Association and Restaurant Association of Singapore.

Hong Kong retailers lodge 93,000 applications for Covid-19 support

The Hong Kong government has nearly completed vetting work of its Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under the first round of the Anti-epidemic Fund, which drew around 93,000 applications.

Hong Kong govt hands out HK$1.5 billion support to retailers

More than US$193.5 million in subsidies have been approved so far for eligible retailers under the Hong Kong government’s Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme.

Singapore locks down until June: which stores can open, which cannot

The Singapore government has reduced the list of “essential services” as part of a tougher clampdown on social distancing to arrest the spread of Covid-19.

Jollibee Singapore fined for flouting social-distancing rules

A Jollibee Singapore outlet is among several businesses fined SG$1000 for breaches of the government’s social distancing mandate.

Strict Thai curfew forces stores to close nationwide

Thailand’s government has imposed an overnight curfew effective tonight that will force the closure of tens of thousands of convenience stores and street vendors.

Coroner hears details of infant’s death at Urban Revivo

A free-standing mirror which crushed an infant to death at an Urban Revivo store at Jewel Changi last August weighed more than 100kg, the Singapore coroner heard yesterday.

Singapore government urges citizens to avoid malls, observe safe distancing

The Singapore government is instructing local consumers to defer non-essential visits to malls as part of an effort to encourage social distancing in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.