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Jakarta-based cafe chain Maxx Coffee launches in Singapore

Indonesian cafe chain Maxx Coffee has launched its first international outpost in Singapore as a first move towards expansion in Asia.

May Singapore retail sales collapsed as Covid-19 measures shut stores

Singapore retail sales plummeted 52.1 per cent in May as Covid-19 lockdowns shuttered malls and the majority of retail stores across the city state.

Asia-Pacific luxury-goods market tipped to shed US$2.1 billion this year

The Asia-Pacific luxury-goods market is projected to sink by US$2.1 billion this year as consumers switch from big-ticket items to affordable luxury.

New Lazada CEO named

Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada has appointed Chun Li as its new CEO, succeeding Pierre Poignant, who will head to parent Alibaba Group.

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.