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Flash Coffee launches Singapore flagship

Tech-enabled coffee chain, Flash Coffee, has unveiled the bold design of its Singapore flagship at Orchard Gateway. Flash Coffee Orchard Gateway is designed with the brand’s signature bright yellow and neon pink elements, while the layout is arranged…

Bespoke Italian stationer opens first standalone Asian store

Italian heritage brand Pineider has made its Singapore debut as part of the brand’s plan to expand into Asia, with more markets to come. Singapore’s first Pineider store occupies a 35 sqm space inside the lobby of MBS…

Italian luxury lifestyle brand Frette opens in Singapore

Italian home accessories and lifestyle brand, Frette, has expanded its footprint in Singapore with its first boutique in MBS. The store also marks the brand’s first mono-brand boutique in the territory. Designed by Milan-based architecture studio Archibrando, the…

By Invite Only expands store network as in-store sales skyrocket

Fast-growing Singapore jeweller By Invite Only has opened two more stores in the city this month – one at Ion Orchard, the other at Bugis Junction. After physical stores initially took a hit from the movement restrictions related…

Singapore’s Naiise resurrected and back online

Singapore’s home-grown gift and homewares retailer Naiise has been brought back by WestStar Group after being put in liquidation last Apr, unable to pay debts. WestStar Group said it has acquired Naiise’s online marketplace together with its accompanying…

Ikea opens bistro takeout in Singapore

Ikea Singapore is bringing the new Swedish Bistro to its Tampines store, the city’s first with grab-and-go concept. Customers can grab their favourite Swedish bites at Level 1 of the Ikea Tampines, between the front-facing entrance and the…

Paris Baguette to open Singapore flagship at Ion Orchard

South Korean bakery chain Paris Baguette is set to unveil a new flagship inside Singapore’s Ion Orchard this month. According to the chain, the flagship will be the first-of-its-kind in the territory, introducing the brand’s new-generation interior design,…

China’s Tai Er restaurant chain makes first step abroad

Chinese restaurant chain Tai Er has opened its first Singapore store at Jewel Changi Airport, the first destination in a global expansion plan. Tai Er joins a portfolio of new 11 retailers coming to Jewel Changi, including Mama…

Coach Singapore introduces first concept store

Coach Singapore has unveiled its first concept store dubbed ‘Tomorrow’s Vintage’, in celebration of the brand’s 80th anniversary. Located in a small shophouse at 1 Teck Lim Road, the new store features bright yellow facade and interior with…

New retailers open at Jewel Changi for expected retail, travel revival

Jewel Changi is welcoming more intl and new-to-market retail brands ahead of a potential travel revival. The expanded tenant mix will see the opening of nine F&B outlets and two retail stores at Jewel in the coming weeks.…

Online took large share of Singapore retail sales in June

Singapore retail sales surged 19 per cent y-oy in June (excluding motor vehicles) – but this was largely a reflection of the lockdown last year that saw retail stores shuttered for part of the month. SingStat said online…

Lendlease to host plant-based cloud kitchen in Singapore

PLQ Mall is set to welcome social enterprise The Social Kitchen to its Paya Lebar Central precinct, in a move that aims to support and empower vulnerable communities, according to Lendlease. The “cloud kitchen” will feature dine-in, takeaway…

Sweaty Betty opens first Singapore store

British activewear retailer Sweaty Betty has made its Singapore debut, more than two years after entering Asia. Located in the city’s Ion Orchard mall, Sweaty Betty Singapore offers a full range of its lifestyle and activewear, including Pride…

BTS stores to pop up in four Asian cities

Hybe, the entertainment company behind Kpop superstars BTS, is to launch three more BTS pop-up stores across four Asian cities after success in Bangkok. The company said it will roll out the album-themed stores in Manila, Taipei and…

Grab trialing ‘robot runner’ in Singapore mall

Grab Singapore will pilot a robot runner service to save delivery time for orders from restaurants within shopping malls. The service will be trialled at PLQ Mall from next month, where robot runners will help to consolidate orders…

Tod’s unveils revamped Marina Bay Sands boutique

Italian fashion brand Tod’s has unveiled the new look of its boutique at The Shoppes at MBS. Spanning about 135 sqm, the Tod’s MBS follows the brand’s store concept with signature elements that can be found in other…

Singapore retail sales growth eased up in March

Singapore retail sales grew by 4.4 per cent in Mar – excluding motor vehicles – a slower rate than the Lunar New Year-influenced Feb rate of 7.8 per cent. And online sales accounted for a growing share of…

Singapore sees rising demand for retail space

Singapore’s retail landscape is set to see more traffic in physical stores as the country’s economy regains a sense of normalcy, according to a report from Edmund Tie. And as the country recovers from the pandemic, Singapore retail…

New retailers join lineup at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at MBS in Singapore has expanded its tenant portfolio with a raft of new stores and restaurants coming. One of the latest tenants joining the mall is French beauty brand Sisley Paris, which has opened its…

Deliveroo Singapore to deliver groceries from Giant and Cold Storage

Deliveroo Singapore has partnered with Dairy Farm to offer a grocery-delivery service from Giant and Cold Storage stores across the city-state. The partnership will allow customers to order from 25 Cold Storage outlets and 30 Giant stores with…

Little reason for retailers to celebrate Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble

The long-delayed travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will not begin for another month – and when it does, there is unlikely to be any benefit to retailers, either at airports or in the city centres. In…

Japanese juice chain Honey’s Bar makes Singapore debut

Japanese juice chain Honey’s Bar has expanded into Singapore, opening its first store in Jurong Point. Located along the Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street, the juice bar offers fruit juice using fresh fruits and honey as key ingredients,…

Abercrombie & Fitch to close Singapore flagship

American fashion label Abercrombie & Fitch is to close its only Singapore outlet at the Knightsbridge mall on Orchard Road, after trading for a decade. The brand announced on its IG account that it will shut the store…

Singaporean retailer opens three AI-powered unmanned grocery stores

Singapore AI unmanned convenience store Pick&Go chain has grown to three stores, the latest opening in an AI-powered space called My Village. Located inside NUS and spanning more than 3,000 sqft, My Village was built based as a…

Dolce & Gabbana opens first DG Beauty boutique in Southeast Asia

Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has opened its first DG Beauty boutique in SEA at Ion Orchard. The 92 sqm store will host a selection of fragrances, and for the first time will exclusively sell its makeup…

FJ Benjamin partners with Lazada in new O2O strategy

FJ Benjamin has partnered with Lazada to enhance customers’ retail experience across all channels. The strategic agreement is expected to help boost FJ Benjamin’s performance in its existing markets and open opportunities for e-commerce in markets where Lazada…

Sheng Siong Group prospered as Covid-19 forced consumers to eat at home

Sheng Siong Group prospered from Covid-19-related social-distancing measures and restrictions on dining out last year, reporting a boost of 84 per cent in pet profit to S$139.1 million. Revenue surged 40.6 per cent to $1.394 billion and gross…

Wuhan’s Chinese-language bookstore opens in Singapore

Wuhan’s famous The Zall Bookstore has opened Singapore’s first outlet on Orchard Road. Located at the Wheelock Place mall, the store spans two stories, featuring more than 30,000 books, most of which are in Chinese. The Zall Bookstore…

Singapore retail sales slide overall, but online strong

Singapore retail sales – excluding motor vehicles – fell 4.5 per cent y-o-y last Dec, a slightly higher decline than Nov’s 2.8 per cent. M-o-m sales were down 0.7 per cent. DOS estimates total retail sales value at…

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…

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