RETAIL

HK retail, F&B operators await return of tourists for survival

REVELLERS were back in Hong Kong's popular Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district last Friday when bars and pubs finally reopened after a two-month closure as the city battled the spread of Covid-19....

The old-world charm of Rida Video Centre, one of S'pore's last video-rental stores

Rida Video Centre, one of Singapore's last video-rental stores, is a bastion of a vanishing age.

Firms to improve credit assessment as more consumers struggle with credit card bills

ABOUT seven out of 10 consumer-facing businesses in Singapore plan to step up their digital capabilities for assessing customer creditworthiness in the next 12 months as more consumers face...

BooksActually shuts physical store, goes online

Independent bookshop BooksActually will be closing its Yong Siak Street store and moving entirely online. The shop, which turns 15 this year, shut its bricks-and-mortar store this year during the...

Oxley: Multi-stage handovers are common; official go-ahead given for this for Cambodia project

MULTI-STAGE handovers for mixed developments are common in Cambodia and Singapore, and Oxley Holdings's subsidiary adopted the process in August for its project called The Peak with regulatory...

Strong start to 9.9 sales event keeps businesses upbeat on e-tailing

DESPITE the economic uncertainty, e-commerce players say they remain upbeat about the online retail landscape, given that preliminary data from this year's 9.9 (Sept 9) sales appear better than...

Price transparency guidelines to fight misleading practices kick in from Nov 1

IN a move to protect shoppers from being misled, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has issued a set of guidelines to stamp out fake discounts and free offers as well as...

Singapore issues retail guidelines for price comparisons, discounts and free offers

IN A move to protect shoppers from being misled, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has issued guidelines to retailers and other suppliers of goods and services in giving...

Pent-up demand can't return retail sales to growth: analysts

RETAIL receipts picked up in July on the month before, as Singapore marked its first full month of reopened bricks-and-mortar shops.

Singapore retail sales fall 8.5% in July as Covid-19 continues to pummel sector

SINGAPORE retail sales were on the rocky road to recovery in July, the first full month with shops reopened, after the second-quarter's "circuit-breaker" shutdown.