RETAIL

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.

More services for SMEs and consumers on e-commerce portal 99%SME

SINGAPORE - Consumers can now search for nearby stores selling the products they want and choose from more delivery options on the revamped e-commerce platform 99%SME .

Black Friday sales fail to keep Singapore retail growth positive in November 2018

SINGAPORE retailers' performance turned negative in November 2018, despite some uplift from Black Friday shopping, according to figures from the Department of Statistics (SingStat) on Friday.

The answer's in the cloud

AS THE year comes to a close, consumers in Asia-Pacific have flocked to popular e-commerce sites to maximise deals from hefty discounts, since the Singles' Day in November to "12.12" and then...

Embracing artificial intelligence for industry

OVER the past year, we have witnessed a growing number of businesses in Singapore adopt artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge. Be it...

Singapore retail sales inch up by 0.1% in October as growth tapers off

RETAIL receipts in Singapore inched up in October on the previous year, in a sharp slowdown from the previous month’s growth, according to data from the Department of Statistics on Wednesday.

Going niche to drum up mall business

The future of strata-titled malls is fast taking shape: out go rows of old-school mom-and-pop shops selling textiles, shoes, clothes and provisions; in come gleaming art galleries, bustling co-...

The cost of now, when businesses mean later

MANY businesses advertise their services online with a simple suffix that is so ubiquitous, we barely even think about it. But very few of the promises of "Book Now", "Buy Now", "Sign up now", "...

Alibaba has another big Singles' Day but the party may not last

SHANGHAI (NYTIMES) - After 24 hours of frenzied buying and selling, and weeks of advertising and promotions before it, the Alibaba Group announced that its sales hit another titanic high on...

Preparing SMEs to face new business challenges

If you think that setting up a brick-and-mortar shop these days is passe, think again. Multimillion-dollar e-commerce womenswear label Love, Bonito will be opening its second physical store next...