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Singapore’s Home-Fix hardware chain shutters its last stores

Singapore hardware chain Home-Fix is closing its last physical stores this week as it appears to be being wound down under interim judicial management.

LightInTheBox sees strong third-quarter growth

Beijing-based e-commerce retailer LightInTheBox achieved US$59.9 million sales in its third quarter to September, up 35 per cent year on year.

Singapore retail sales down, but car market exaggerates the decline

Singapore retail sales – excluding motor vehicles – slipped by 0.6 per cent year-on-year in October.

The Shilla Duty Free unveils new brands in Singapore

Travel retailer The Shilla Duty Free has launched a raft of new brands at its Changi Airport health-and-beauty concessions, marking its fifth anniversary in Singapore.

Amore K-beauty store pops up in Singapore with Lazada

An Amore K-beauty store has launched in Singapore in partnership with Lazada, both online and offline.

La Mer opens flagship boutique in Singapore

Luxury skincare brand La Mer has opened its first flagship boutique in Marina Bay Sands.

Olive Young partners with Dairy Farm to expand into Southeast Asia

South Korean health-and-beauty brand CJ Olive Young is seeking to expand in Southeast Asia.

Festival Walk mall to remain closed for up to three months

Festival Walk mall in Hong Kong – seriously damaged during protest activities on November 13 – will remain closed for up to another three months.

Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market head to Singapore

The world-famous Bangkok Chatuchak Market is set to open in Singapore, drawing an expected 600 Thai vendors.

Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z to make a comeback – in Singapore

Eighties-era Japanese streetwear brand íxi:z is making a second debut in Singapore, launching next week at Mandarin Gallery.

Shake Shack to double down in Singapore, Philippines

Fast-food chain Shake Shack has announced new outlets in Singapore and Manila after enjoying early success with its debut stores in the two Southeast Asian cities.

Singapore retail trust BHG buys Beijing mall

BHG Retail Real Estate is seeking to purchase has proposed to acquire 58,348sqm Beijing outlet mall Badaling Outlets for SGD455 million (US$333.3 million).