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Grab expands grocery-delivery service into eight SE Asian markets

Grab has expanded its grocery-delivery service GrabMart into eight Southeast Asian markets within the last three months.

Online shopping in Singapore soars in Covid-19’s shadow

Online shopping in Singapore has surged since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and GlobalData research suggests the effect may endure.

Online marketplace Tiki wins US$130 million funding

Vietnamese online marketplace Tiki has successfully raised US$130 million in its latest funding round led by Northstar Group.

Singapore retail sales slump 33 per cent in April

Singapore retail sales – excluding motor vehicles – plummeted 32.8 per cent in April as the Covid-19-related lockdown saw non-essential retailers closed.

BreadTalk delisted after privatisation plan completed

Singaporean bakery and restaurant operator BreadTalk is to be delisted from the Singapore stock exchange following its mandatory acquisition by BTG Holding.

Asia-Pacific apparel market models

Asia-Pacific apparel markets well placed to survive Covid-19 fallout

Asia-Pacific apparel markets are better placed to counter the impact from the Covid-19 crisis than those of North America and Europe, according to research from GlobalData.

Foodpanda in Singapore to deliver Guardian products

Delivery platform Foodpanda in Singapore is to start delivering health and beauty products from Guardian stores.

Teafolia to close down, Singapore’s latest victim of Covid-19

Singaporean bubble tea brand Teafolia has permanently ceased operations in the territory, announcing the news to fans on its Facebook account..

CapitaLand Singapore malls test new technology in Covid-19 fight

Singapore shopping-mall operator CapitaLand plans to roll out “innovative tech solutions” in its properties as the city state prepares for phase one reopening tomorrow.

Abercrombie & Fitch sales tumble 51 per cent in Asia

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch suffered a 51-per-cent fall in sales in Asia Pacific as Covid-19 forced store closures across the region.

Li & Fung completes delisting, to focus on ‘new journey’

Hong Kong-headquartered supply-chain solutions company Li & Fung has formally delisted, ending 28 years as a public company.