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H&M’s sales recovery derailed by coronavirus

A recovery in fast-fashion retailer H&M’s sales and profit has been muted by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on stores across Asia.

Pomelo Cares programme launched to aid coronavirus fight

Asian omnichannel fashion brand Pomelo has launched Pomelo Cares, an initiative to support the community and frontline medical sector during the coronavirus pandemic.

Singapore retail sales in February down 10 per cent

Singapore retail sales in February fell by 10.2 per cent, excluding motor vehicles.

Harvey Norman executives take pay cut as crisis worsens

Harvey Norman has told shareholders the business will not pay an interim dividend and that its executive team and non-directors will forgo 20 per cent of their salaries and director’s fees for three months.

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 retailers call for ‘unprecedented rental relief’

“Unprecedented rental relief measures” are needed from landlords to help retailers overcome the coronavirus crisis, according to the Singapore Retailers Association.

Shiseido and Shopee partner to boost J-beauty in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Shopee is partnering with Shiseido Asia Pacific to propel the growth of Japanese beauty products in Southeast Asia.

IDS opens giant Singapore flagship

Aesthetic clinic IDS has launched a flagship on Singapore’s Orchard Road, its largest facility yet.

Third Uniqlo x Marimekko collection launches

Uniqlo has for a third time partnered with Finnish design company Marimekko to launch a new limited-edition collection Uniqlo x Marimekko.

Apple reverses bulk-order ban and updates on opening plans

US tech giant Apple has reversed restrictions on buying multiple iPhones from its online store imposed last week.

NTUC FairPrice launches exclusive shopping time for vulnerable citizens

Singapore supermarket operator NTUC FairPrice has introduced priority shopping hours for “vulnerable” members of the community to help them access vital grocery supplies safely during the coronavirus crisis.

Venus Tears opens flagship store in Singapore

Singaporean and Japanese Bridal jewellery brand Venus Tears has opened a flagship store off Orchard Road.