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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.

Singapore retail sales slide 6% in December for full-year 0.7% drop

WHITHER the festive spirit? Retail sales in Singapore fell in December 2018, although eateries did better, according to the latest data from the Department of Statistics (SingStat) on Tuesday.

The man who sold Thai Express returns

THAI Express co-founder Dellen Soh sold the home-grown restaurant chain to Thai-listed hospitality group Minor International in 2008.

Look to India for growth, ESG urges Singapore consumer firms

THE size and structure of India's economy make it an attractive market for Singapore's consumer players, even amid fears of a global downturn.

Grab inks one-year rewards tie-up with CapitaLand

SINGAPORE - Ride-hailing company Grab is partnering property group CapitaLand for a one-year loyalty programme tie-up.