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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

FairPrice Finest launches in-store radio network with SPH

Singapore supermarket chain FairPrice Finest has launched an in-store radio network in partnership with SPH Radio.

Estee Lauder Singapore unveils new Ion Orchard store

Estee Lauder Singapore has reopened its store in the Ion Orchard shopping centre with a completely new design.

Lazada helps Asia’s malls go online after virus upends retail

Clobbered by the crushing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of retailers from Bangkok to Singapore have rushed to set up online shops on big e-commerce platforms to stay afloat this year.

Shopmatic revenue soars 200 per cent

Singaporean e-commerce platform Shopmatic has registered a 200 per cent growth in revenues, transactions and GMV during the last financial quarter.

Singapore sports retailer Sportslink collapses

Singaporean retailer Sportslink will be closed by court order over debts of more than US$720,000 owing to supplier Adidas.

Natureland buys the DRx Group, plots expansion

Singaporean spa chain Natureland has acquired The DRx Group’s spa and personal health businesses, with plans to expand in Asia.

QSR chain Pepper Lunch sold to investment fund J-Star

Japanese restaurant operator Pepper Food Service is selling its profitable Pepper Lunch chain to J-Star investment fund for US$79 million.