Singapore news

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 ...
20 April 2022
Flipkart, Lazada and Tmall, leading ecommerce operators from across the region, are launching new customer-facing initiatives that tap into the desire to make better choices for people and the planet. Tmall introduces carbon emission product labelling Alibaba’s online marketplace Tmall is launching new product labelling to help shoppers understand environmental impact when making shopping w...
09 March 2022
People in Asia are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of excessive use of plastic bags, cutlery and straws. We look at what retailers and governments are doing in this area to attain sustainability goals in the region. 1. Foodpanda ramps up efforts to tackle sustainability challenges Foodpanda is the largest delivery platform in Asia outside China. According to the delivery ser...
08 March 2022
While not an official bank holiday, International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries. We feature four ways retailers and suppliers are recognising women and girls in Asia. 1. Hershey Philippines celebrates women through limited edition packaging, strategic partnerships and storytelling to empower women and girls. It collaborated with four women to give honour to their contribution to ...
17 February 2022
FairPrice Group has appointed Mr. Vipul Chawla as group CEO from 5 April 2022. He will be taking over from its current CEO Mr. Seah Kian Peng. New leadership to accelerate growth  Vipul Chawla has held leadership roles in Pizza Hut International and Unilever. As president of Pizza Hut International since 2018, based in Dallas, United States, he oversaw markets in more than 100 countries wit...
11 February 2022
Chinese New Year is the biggest festival in the Chinese calendar. It is also a key trading event in many Asian countries. We share our favourite retail executions and promotions in Asia in this article. Subscribers can get the full report here . 1. 7-Eleven Taiwan 7-Eleven Taiwan App is rewarding shoppers who visit the store with discount e-vouchers. Shoppers who open to app at the store c...