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FairPrice boosts online experience

NTUC FairPrice has launched Click&Collect service to provide greater convenience for online shoppers. FairPrice is the first supermarket retailer in Singapore to implement this system, which has been growing in popularity in Europe and US. With the Click&Collect service, time-stretched customers can order their items online and have the option of collecting their purchased items at preferred store locations at a convenient date and time, saving them the hassle of having to shop for…

Singapore’s Seletar Mall sets opening date

Media and property group Singapore Press Holdings and United Engineers have set November as the opening month of their shopping mall Seletar. Connected to Fernvale Light Rail Transit (LRT) station which seamlessly links to the Sengkang North-East Line (NEL) MRT/LRT station and Sengkang bus interchange, The Seletar Mall has six levels (four levels above ground and two basement levels) of retail and three levels of parking with 384 parking lots and 188,000 sqft of nett lettable area. Around …

SC VivoCity names Vietnam anchors

Over half of net lettable area of Mapletree’s first mall in Vietnam is already pre-leased. Saigon Co.op Investment Development and Mapletree Investments said more than half of the 41,000 sqm in net lettable area of their SC VivoCity complex – a shopping mall located in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – has been taken up by 13 well-known retailers ahead of its scheduled opening in the first half of 2015. Collectively these retailers will take up about 21,270 sqm of space at SC V…

Singapore mall sets opening date

Kallang Wave, formerly called Singapore Sports Hub, is set to open its doors in June in Singapore. The shopping mall, a joint venture between SMRT and NTUC FairPrice, is just steps away from Stadium Circle Line Station and minutes away from other Circle Line stations such as Mountbatten and Dakota, as well as the East West Line Kallang Station. The 41,000 sqm Kallang Wave will be anchored by hypermarket FairPrice Xtra, Swedish fashion brand H&M, Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo, American…

Lazada, Deezer join hands

Online shopping mall Lazada has partnered with music-streaming service Deezer. The partnership will feature audio-related items for sale on www.lazada.com.my for two weeks until February 16. Renowned brands such as Bose, Jawbone, Samsung, Sony and others will be up for sale. During this period, consumers who purchase any audio-related item from Lazada will enjoy two months complimentary access to a Premium+ account on Deezer. This will allow consumers’ unlimited access to a catalogue of 30 mil…

Visa payWave gains ground

Singaporeans have made more than 1 million Visa payWave transactions in August. That makes the city-state the fastest growing Visa payWave market in the world. The high acceptance of the contactless payment is brought by growing number of retailers and consumers embracing it, says Visa. “By surpassing the one million Visa payWave monthly transaction mark, there is no denying that Singapore is a country where contactless payments are taking off,” said Ooi Huey Tyng, Visa country manager,…

Strong growth in Philippine retail sales

Further upswing ahead on the back of favorable economic conditions and high consumer confidence.

Singapore grocer in Vietnam foray

Saigon Co op and NTUC FairPrice enter hypermarket JV.

Singapore mall to mix sport and stores

Joint venture to make Singapore Sports Hub much more than a sports complex.