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Family-run logistics business stresses service amid labour, tech challenges

HUB Distributors Services' tagline "We Believe in Service" may seem like an ordinary marketing catchphrase, but the owners of the company say that building a good relationship with their customers...

Singapore skincare brand blends beauty with tech

Nearly a decade after Ms Sabrina Tan started one of Singapore's most successful home-grown skincare companies, the feisty 43-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.

Beppe de Vito goes from floor-sweeper to top restaurateur

"Excuse me," calls a voice from a corner table at Aura Sky Lounge, the roof-top dining space of upscale Italian restaurant Aura at the National Gallery Singapore.

Stepping up its game in the halal business

SINGAPORE'S biggest up-and- coming halal industry player My Outlets Express Pte Ltd is stepping up its game with expansion activities in Japan, China and Korea, but the heart of its business still...

Naiise story about designs

WHAT does design entail? What draws you to a design store? As design in Singapore starts to make its mark in the market, Naiise is one of the fastest growing design retailers locally, an online...

Feeling the labour crunch? Let robots solve the problem

AT First glance, the robotics solutions that Aitech Robotics and Automation Pte Ltd offers might appear simple. Most of their automatons are mobile platforms that transport items from one place to...

HappyFresh: moving towards groceries 2.0

Traditionally, people get their groceries from brick-and-mortar stores because they need to touch the food before buying to check for freshness. Startup HappyFresh is turning this around by...

Constructing a family business

Eldest daughter Julia may have taken on a leadership role in Prime Structures, but its founder and managing director Sonny Bensily says that it doesn’t mean only family members can run the company...

Bynd Artisan updates book-binding for the smartphone age

MEMBERS of the digital tribe work, live and play with their smartphones and digital devices, clicking and swiping through the choices they make. Local brand Bynd Artisan, however, is trying to...

Rites of passage: Professionally run business "with a heart"

Since taking over the business in 2014 from her father, famed undertaker Roland Tay, Jenny Tay has turned Direct Funeral Services (DFS) into a professionally run business "with a heart". And it's...