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Local fashion label Matter Prints to close in September

SINGAPORE - The pandemic has claimed its first big casualty in the local fashion scene.

FJ Benjamin launching online-only labels, venturing beyond fashion

SINGAPORE - When the coronavirus pandemic forced fashion retailer FJ Benjamin to temporarily shut its nearly 300 stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, falling back on online sales was not...

Coronavirus: Panic buying reported in Johor Baru but Singapore crowds there 'normal', say shoppers

SINGAPORE - Social media posts and memes of Singaporeans charging across the Causeway to sweep supermarket shelves in Johor Bahru have been making the rounds.

Chinatown shops hit hard by drop in Chinese tourists

The streets of Chinatown, usually bustling with tourists and locals, were quiet yesterday as people steered clear of the area amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Some local brands pull out of Naiise over delayed payments

Multi-label retailer Naiise, which bucked the trend and went from being an online to bricks-and-mortar retailer, is in trouble.

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Shoppers rushing to Orchard Road to pick up Christmas gifts

The upcoming Chinese New Year may have also boosted sales.

Look Back 2019: Changes in the shopping landscape

Singapore's shopping landscape has been through a roller coaster of changes this year, with new malls opening, big stores closing down and retail trends continuing to be affected by e-commerce and...

Black Friday sale success sparks hope for stores

Cash registers rang steadily last weekend as retail stores in Singapore saw more shoppers stream in during the annual Black Friday sale.

Customers, staff voice concern over Sasa's exit

The news of cosmetics giant Sasa's decision to pull out of the Singapore market has taken its workers and customers here by surprise.

Sasa's shop staff say management has yet to inform them of its move to quit Singapore; closure surprises customers

Meanwhile, the Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers' Union has contacted some of the staff who are general branch members of the union.