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Singapore startup to open ghost kitchens globally

Singaporean foodtech firm TiffinLabs is creating an international network of ghost kitchens based in more than 1000 locations globally.

Metro Holdings profit tumbles on store closure, Covid-19

Singapore department-store operator Metro Holdings has reported a drop in net profit of 82 per cent in the second half, citing Covid-19 and a store closure.

Singapore’s Ya Kun Kaya Toast makes second foray into Japan

Singaporean breakfast chain Ya Kun Kaya Toast is attempting to crack the Japanese market, opening a store in Tokyo in a second foray into the country.

Singapore virtual fashion festival planned for August

The Front Row, a Singapore virtual fashion festival, has been announced for August 20, showcasing regional and local labels.

Daiso Singapore app tells shoppers how busy the store is before they visit

Daiso Singapore has established an online service to let customers know in advance which of its outlets are crowded.

How H&M got glocal in Asia

As fast-fashion label H&M expands its focus both online and offline in Asia, the company is going glocal, tapping local models and creative partners.

Muji Marina Square store closes permanently

The Muji Marina Square store will not reopen today when social-distancing measures allow retailers to recommence trade. in Singapore.

Singapore fashion labels get boost from OneOrchard online store

Singaporean non-profit trade association Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) will launch an e-commerce platform in support of local fashion labels.

Loss-making Sa Sa will continue to cull stores if landlords won’t compromise

Beauty-products retailer Sa Sa International says it will continue to renegotiate rents and quit locations where it cannot get satisfactory rent reductions.

Singapore electronics upcycler Reebelo raises US$1.25 million

Singaporean refurbished-electronics marketplace Reebelo has raised a US$1.25 million seed round led by June Fund, with participation from Antler.

DC Super Heroes Cafe calls time in Singapore

Comic book-themed DC Super Heroes Cafe is to close down in Singapore after five years.

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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.