Singapore news

26 September 2022
As part of efforts to boost recycling and reduce packaging waste, Singapore recently announced the implementation of a SGD0.10-0.20 (US$0.07-0.14)  deposit for canned and bottled drinks by mid-2024. The deposit return points will be placed at hypermarkets and supermarkets. How does this scheme work? Here are the key facts of the scheme: A deposit of between and SGD0.10-0.20 (US$0.07-0...
20 September 2022
FairPrice has opened two Finest stores two weeks apart: one a Flagship store on a busy shopping strip and another at a local neighbourhood. We visited the second store that opened last week to understand how the retailer flexes its offerings to meet the needs of a more residential target. This two-storey store in Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 covers 23,000 sq. ft., including a 40-pax seating capacity cafe o...
05 September 2022
FairPrice Finest has opened a new 1,550 sq.m. store along Orchard Road this week. This is its first store in the heart of the shopping of the belt, occupying a site that used to be a Cold Storage store by DFI. We share three features that stand out in the new store. 1. The Grocer Bar and BWS Set right next to the BWS category, shoppers can enjoy a specially curated selection of wines, beer,...
23 August 2022
DFI will kick start a commitment to provide a million meals to the less fortunate in Singapore across two years. “Have you eaten” initiative The group will contribute a percentage of its revenue from the sale of its Meadows brand of rice from any Giant, Cold Storage or CS Fresh stores towards the programme. The goal is to provide one million meals in food donated, supported by its ongoing s...
08 August 2022
Dairy Farm International reported total revenue of USD 18,511mn, increased by 1%, and operating profit of USD 76mn, decreased by 37%, year-over-year in H1. It should keep improving sales and profitability, especially in food grocery retail, which suffered the most from COVID-19 impacts in the region. Sales normalizing in supermarket   Excluding the sales from non-grocery, associates and j...
02 August 2022
DFI opened a new Cold Storage in West Coast Plaza in Singapore last week. The retailer has been refreshing its stores, reviewing its assortment and driving a better shopping experience across its banners. It is driving a strong value message at its Cold Storage banners, while maintaining an exciting range with lots of new products and exclusive items. We highlight five things we love about the ne...
24 June 2022
Protein-alternatives is likely to expand in Asia with innovative products, new ways of distribution and production facilities. 1. Insects in vending machine by Sanpuku Holdings The vending machine which promotes the snacks as "highly nutritious meals of the future," is the first of its kind in western Japan's Shikoku region. There are nine types of insects available including fried crickets...
23 June 2022
7-Eleven opens its first ever beachfront store in Singapore, in partnership with Tiger- Beer to reimagine convenience shopping with a refreshing twist.   Source: (7-Eleven Singapore Facebook) Beachfront Store in Singapore The new store, in partnership with Tiger Beer, will be a beachfront store at Palawan Beach, Sentosa. Apart from eye-catching aesthetics that would make for a gre...
24 May 2022
Asia retailers are supporting shoppers by offering special prices on special days in Asia, with some offering locked prices over a longer period.     Lowering prices in Vietnam with Saigon Co.op After the COVID-19 epidemic season, the retailer recognises that essential goods is not only food, but also includes medical supplies and equipment such as medical masks . There are also diffe...
16 May 2022
The sustainability initiative is piloted by A.S Watson at the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre Superdrug store in Peterborough, UK. This follows some of the efforts introduced in its Asian stores like the refillable stations and plastic recycling programs. New Greener Stores Global Framework The global framework for sustainable practises introduced by A.S Watson takes a holistic approach ...