Last two MPH bookstores in Singapore to close on July 28 and Sept 1

Its Raffles City outlet will shutter on July 28, while the outlet at Parkway Parade will close on Sept 1.

Higher wages, spiffy outfits fail to shift locals' mindset against F&B, retail jobs

HIGHER wages, medical insurance, a robust commission structure and even new "designer" staff uniforms - these are some of the carrots the food and beverage (F&B) and retail sectors are...

New Funan mall secures 95% take-up ahead of Friday opening with physical Taobao store, Nikon School

SINGAPORE - Ahead of its June 28 opening, the new shopping mall at Funan has achieved 95 per cent committed occupancy for its retail space, including Singapore's first standalone physical Taobao...

The man who brought Fila back from the dead is now worth $1.12b

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - They're the chunky, thick-soled throwbacks to the 1990s known as "dad shoes". And they're beloved by millennials, whose fascination with retro footwear has brought Fila...

Physical stores tap tech for better shopping experience

Shoppers who dread waiting in line for a changing room or having to trawl through racks of clothes in a crowded store in Singapore to find what they want can take heart.

No change to exit offer for Challenger in proposed delisting; EGM to be held on June 27

SINGAPORE - Home-grown IT retailer Challenger is not raising its exit offer of 56 cents apiece for a proposed voluntary delisting from the Singapore Exchange (SGX), despite pressure from minority...

Family jewellery business now a high-tech player

The only technology used when jeweller Parthiban Murugaiyan’s family jewellery business started in 1986 was a calculator, but innovation has since swept in and transformed the company.

F&N buys Starbucks Thailand in bid for greater regional presence

Food and beverage firm Fraser and Neave (F&N) has acquired the Starbucks Thailand coffee chain.

honestbee focusing on fund raising and righting its ship

TROUBLED grocery-delivery startup honestbee appears to be jettisoning excess cargo as it seeks fresh capital and rights its course as an online-to-offline retail play.

Stepping into a men's world: Shoemaker Nita Chauhan wants to help Singaporean men dress better

SINGAPORE - Nita Chauhan is on a quest to help Singaporean men dress better, starting with their shoes.

Earning her pinstripes: Tailor Sheryl Yeo wants to help women fit better into shirts, suits and trousers

SINGAPORE - Sheryl Yeo barely knew how to work a needle when she started her two-year tailoring apprenticeship in 2016.