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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.

Apple limits online sales of iPhone as stocks shrink

Apple has placed restrictions on bulk purchases of its iPhones in some Asian territories after the coronavirus outbreak caused interruptions to supply.

Smiggle parent Premier Investments feeling the impact of pandemic

Premier Investments has weathered a string of global crises, including Brexit, Hong Kong protests and Australia’s bushfires to post record sales and earnings in the first half of the financial year.

How Pomelo is redefining O2O retailing in Asia

Pomelo, a technology company that makes fashion, is changing the way Southeast Asian women shop.

Australia’s Hey Yogurt debuts in Malaysia

Australian probiotic yoghurt brand Hey Yogurt is planning to launch 100 outlets in Malaysia this year following its Nasdaq listing in February.

Revealed: the next movers & shakers of Singapore fashion

Nine Singapore fashion brands have been selected to undergo a 30-week incubation programme starting April 6.