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Minor International’s food division turns a corner while hotels deliver huge profit boost

Minor International has boosted its full-year profit by 137 per cent, largely due to the consolidation of its recent acquisition, the NH Hotel Group.

Malaysia’s 99 Speedmart launches in Singapore

Malaysian convenience-store chain 99 Speedmart has opened three stores in Singapore.

Embattled Esprit posts another loss as sales tumble 40 per cent in Asia

Embattled fashion label Esprit has posted another loss in the December half year, as sales plunged by HK$1 billion.

Frasers Property Retail reveals tenant support package during virus crisis

Singapore’s Frasers Property Retail has introduced a support package for its tenants to provide some relief from the effect of the current coronavirus outbreak on business.

BreadTalk Group to be privatised by founder and Minor International

A small group of key Breadtalk Group stakeholders, including founder and chairman Dr George Quek, have offered to acquire all the ordinary shares in the firm and delist the company.

Uniqlo Singapore ditches plastic shopping bags

Uniqlo Singapore is ditching its plastic shopping bags in favour of paper, reflecting a global move by the brand to become more environmentally friendly

Why a consistent and frictionless buying journey is essential in modern retail

Focusing on a consistent and frictionless buying journey, is integral to offering consumers the experience they would expect from any modern retailer.

Sasa joins Shopee in Singapore after closing its physical stores

Hong Kong-headquartered cosmetics retailer Sa Sa International has relaunched its presence in Singapore with an exclusive online partnership with e-commerce platform Shopee.

CapitaLand boosts support for tenants as coronavirus impacts sales

Mall owner-operator CapitaLand is introducing additional support measures to its mall tenants as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

Pomelo debuts in-app livestream technology

Pomelo has debuted in-app livestream technology for customers in Singapore and Thailand, the first fashion brand to launch it in Southeast Asia.

Singapore Liang Sandwich Bars close amidst dispute

Four Singapore Liang Sandwich Bars have closed suddenly, angering the master franchisee for Southeast Asia, Liang Group.

Changi Airport rents halved in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Retailers at Changi Airport will be granted half-cost rents for six months, backdated to February 1 due to the impact on passenger movements resulting from the coronavirus epidemic.