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World-first Lancome virtual flagship debuts in Singapore

Luxury beauty brand Lancome is to launch a world-first virtual experience store to encourage female customers to explore their strength in Singapore.

Delivery startup Shippit partners with Singapore Post

Logistics technology firm Shippit has partnered with Singapore Post to bring premium delivery services normally only available for large companies to small and medium-sized businesses.

Amazon expands anti-counterfeit project to Singapore

Amazon has expanded its anti-counterfeit program Project Zero to seven new countries, including Singapore and Australia.

Three Asian fashion-tech startups to launch online

Three fashion-tech businesses, all graduates of Singapore’s Textile and Fashion Federations’ Bridge Fashion Incubator programme, are launching their respective brands this month.

New brands join line-up at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands has revealed a list of store openings and new brands for the shopping centre this year.

Singapore competition regulator drops probe into food-delivery services

Singapore’s competition regulator has effectively cleared the activities of food-delivery platforms and dark kitchens in the city state after a 10-month probe.

Singapore retail sales in June decline 28 per cent, slower than in May

Singapore retail sales in June declined 27.8 per cent, year on year, although the figure was better than May’s record fall of 52 per cent.

Sheng Siong Group boosts sales by 76 per cent during Covid-19 lockdown

Singapore consumers’ migration from foodhalls to supermarkets during the Covid-19 pandemic has proven a windfall for grocery operator Sheng Siong Group.

Uniqlo goes local for Singapore’s National Day

Uniqlo Singapore has collaborated with local artists to celebrate the country’s 55th National Day on August 9.

Parkson likely to give up on full-scale stores in Vietnam

Malaysian department-store operator Parkson is to quit operating full-scale stores in Vietnam after years of losses.

Malaysian jeweller looks online to boost sales

High class Malaysian jeweller Aurora Italia International will extend its e-commerce efforts to build sales growth in the coming year.

Luxury marketplace Not Just a Label sells personalised goods

Contemporary fashion designer network Not Just a Label (NJAL) is launching a luxury marketplace for exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces