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Paris Baguette opens largest Singapore store yet

South Korean Bakery Paris Baguette has launched its first duplex store in Singapore, the brand’s largest outlet yet in the city. Located at 313@Somerset, the store spans 3,200 sqft with a capacity of 80 seats. While the first…

Ikea opens stand-alone planning studio in Singapore

Ikea Singapore has launched a stand-alone specialist showroom in partnership with Livspace at Jurong Point. Spanning 65 sqm, the studio was modelled after a three-room HDB flat that has been designed for small-scale living space. It houses space-saving…

Hong Kong’s Green Common expands into Singapore

OmniFoods creator, Green Monday Group, has launched SEA’s first Green Common outlet at VivoCity. Spanning 3,000 sqft, the Green Common Singapore venue houses a dedicated area for retail and a wider cafe area with indoor capacity of 112…

Courts Singapore to open giant flagship where Robinsons vacated The Heeren

Courts Singapore is to take over the former Robinsons department store prime space at The Heeren to launch its largest flagship in the city. The electronics and furniture retailer will open a giant six-storey store which spans about…

Heytea unveils convenience-store-like concept in Singapore

Chinese milk-tea brand Heytea has launched a retail concept resembling a convenience store in Singapore. The store, which is also the brand’s first outlet in the city’s south, is located at VivoCity and features bright orange and grey…

Mummys Market opens physical store at Suntec City

Mummys Market, the Singapore baby exhibition, has launched its first physical store at Suntec City shopping centre. The latest retail outlet will offer mothers a space to test out items before purchasing, addressing a challenge after Mummys Market…

Dell backtracks on Singapore retail exit

Computer maker Dell appears to have changed its mind about quitting physical retail stores in Singapore. After news broke that the company was ending reseller agreements in Malaysia and Singapore last month, it issued a statement to commercial…

For the love of local: FairPrice opens new concept Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat

FairPrice Group has opened a new neighbourhood concept store mixing popular F&B outlets with a curated grocery offer. Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat, takes up a 7000 sqft space that houses 10 F&B brands and more than…

Dell quits retail in Singapore, Malaysia moving online only

The world’s third-largest PC maker Dell is to end partnerships with retailers in Singapore and Malaysia, moving to a direct-to-consumer online sales model. News of the move leaked after a memo from Dell to its retail partners was…

Japanese supermarket Meidi-Ya plans two-storey flagship in Singapore

Premium Japanese supermarket chain Meidi-Ya is to open its largest store yet in Singapore this month. Located at Millenia Walk, the flagship store spans two stories, occupies a 24,000 sqft area and is scheduled to open on Nov…

7-Eleven, Coca-Cola create crossover experiential store in Singapore

7-Eleven has collaborated with Coca-Cola to launch a crossover experience store in Singapore. Located at the House of Eden, the store spans two stories and is dressed in Coca-Cola’s signature red. Behind the floor-to-ceiling glass windows a giant…

Decathlon store replaces Metro on Singapore’s Orchard Rd

Decathlon Singapore is opening a new experience store in Orchard Rd, the brand’s fifth experience store in the city. Located at the Centrepoint shopping mall, Decathlon Orchard spans two floors, occupying a 3,200 sqm area. The store will…

Clarins opens first kiosk-style store in Singapore

French beauty brand Clarins has opened its first kiosk-style concept store in Singapore, its fourth boutique in the city. Located in the heart of the Nex shopping centre, the store occupies just 20 sqm, but offers a wide…

Apple Singapore’s ‘floating store’ wows Instagram community

Apple Singapore’s new ‘floating store’ built in the harbour in front of MBS integrated resort has not yet opened – but already it has taken over social media. Designed by London-based Foster + Partners architecture studio, the store…

BreadTalk launches cafe chain concept, Butter Bean

BreadTalk is launching a cafe chain concept called Butter Bean in Singapore, with the first outlet opening at Funan Mall. Centred around the traditional Singaporean Nanyang coffee concept, Butter Bean offers a menu of coffee-based beverages and reimagined…

Foot Locker launches Singapore’s largest store on Orchard Rd

Foot Locker Singapore has opened its largest store yet on Orchard Rd, celebrating basketball culture. Located at Orchard Gateway @Emerald, the Foot Locker store spans five storeys, three of which are retail spaces, offering a multi-branded basketball collection.…

World-first Lancome virtual flagship debuts in Singapore

Lancome is to launch its first virtual experience store globally to encourage female customers to explore their strength. Called Lancome Advanced Genifique #LiveYourStrength, the Singapore store is named after the brand’s Advanced Genifique serum, aimed at highlighting the…

Amazon expands anti-counterfeit project to Singapore

Amazon has expanded its anti-counterfeit program Project Zero to seven new countries, including Singapore and Australia, taking the number of operational territories to 17. The project combines Amazon’s technologies with brands’ knowledge of their own intellectual property to…

New brands join line-up at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at MBS has revealed a list of store openings and new brands for the shopping centre this year. In the childrenswear category, Italian label Monnalisa has opened its first Southeast Asian standalone store, following the opening…

Sheng Siong Group boosts sales by 76 per cent during Covid-19 lockdown

Singapore consumers’ migration from foodhalls to supermarkets during the Covid-19 pandemic has proven a windfall for grocery operator Sheng Siong Group. Sales for the June quarter surged 75.8 per cent to US$304.3 million, gross profit margin improved from…

Estee Lauder Singapore unveils new Ion Orchard store

Estee Lauder Singapore has reopened its store in the Ion Orchard shopping centre with a completely new design. Located in the mall’s Basement Level 1, the Estee Lauder Ion Orchard store features a contemporary look, with blue navy…

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, to just US$8.1 million, in the second half of this year, in the wake of the Covid-19 impact on trading and a…

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. The new website service – which builds on the brand’s previous crowding updates posted via Instagram – now allows…

Singapore fashion labels get boost from OneOrchard online store

TaFF will launch an e-commerce platform in support of local fashion labels. Oneorchard.store, scheduled to go live on June 19, is designed to showcase and facilitate exposure of a range of locally-based designers from emerging to established labels.…

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. The Japanese household and consumer goods retailer announced the closure on FB this week, thanking customers for their patronage…

Harvey Norman Asia sales suffer during Covid-19

Australian electronics and furniture retailer Harvey Norman suffered an 18-per-cent decline in sales in its Singapore store network last year. While sales dropped 26.1 per cent in local currency during the second half-year due to the Covid-19-related lockdown,…

FJ Benjamin launches five online stores – more to come

Southeast Asian fashion group FJ Benjamin opened five new online stores for recognised intl fashion labels, with more to come, as it pivoted online in the wake of trading restrictions during the Covid-19 crisis. Brand owners typically grant…

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

Research from data and analytics firm GlobalData suggests the effect on the country’s e-commerce market will be long-lasting, estimated to reach US$9.5 billion this year. Previously, e-commerce grew at a compound annual growth rate of 15.4 per cent…

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

Singaporean bubble tea brand Teafolia has permanently ceased operations in the territory. A FB post announcing the closure cited the “current economic situation” as the reason for shuttering its outlets. The brand had traded in Singapore for the…

Italy’s Bulgari launches online in Singapore before home

Italian jewellery firm Bulgari has launched an e-commerce platform in Singapore prior to opening online services in its home territory. Korea will soon follow. The luxury brand is accelerating its digital programme following the effect of the coronavirus…

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