Singapore news

16 December 2020
Cheers, a chain of convenience stores operated by FairPrice, has launched a new smart store in Our Tampines Hub. First store powered by Artificial Intelligence Source: IGD Research This is the first store where shoppers can enter, pick the products they need and walk out. Payment is done automatically through a facial recognition technology within the ...
09 December 2020
Amazon’s ultrafast grocery delivery service will be renamed as Amazon Fresh. Amazon Fresh launched on Amazon.sg The new and improved version of the 2-hour grocery delivery service Amazon Prime Now now comes free with the Prime membership. Prime members will enjoy a greater selection and exclusive access to thousands of chilled, fresh and frozen products. The 2-hour grocery delivery service ...
03 December 2020
Foodpanda and the global convenience store chain 7-Eleven have formed a partnership, which will see 2,500 7-Eleven stores across Southeast Asia added to the delivery firm’s app. A partnership that underscores Foodpanda’s dual focus The delivery service will be rolled out in four countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines. An average of 1,000 SKUs will be shoppable from the a...
27 November 2020
Located at the well-known Lau Pa Sat hawker centre in Singapore, Food Folks is the first locally-focused concept that blends retail and dining under a historical monument. Food Folks brings together FairPrice Group’s business philosophies of “Everything Food Made Easy”, “Customer First”, and “Better Value for All”. Source: IGD Research   All things loc...
03 November 2020
Strong demand due to COVID-19 carried over to Q3. Increased volume due to work from home Net profit increased by 54% in Q3 to SG$31.8m (US$23.3m) compared to last year. In the first half of 2020, shoppers loaded up their pantries due to restricted movement imposed by the Singapore government. Although the lockdown was lifted in June, the government continued to encourage working from homes....
28 October 2020
Guardian, a health and beauty store operated by Dairy Farm, is celebrating its 48 th anniversary this year with a refurbished flagship store. The 6,000 sq. ft. store carries over 8,000 health and beauty products at Takashimaya Shopping Centre. Source: Guardian Inspiration to be beautiful Guardian wants to inspire shoppers to be beautiful in a healthy ...
21 October 2020
FairPrice Finest opens a new Finest store at Artra, the first to have a Fresh Ambassador in-store. Fresh Ambassador The new store is right next to a subway station near several new condominiums. About half of the 1,000 sq.m. store space is filled with fresh food. The Fresh Ambassador is available in-store to provide tips on how to pick fresh produce. Source: IG...
19 October 2020
HAO Mart Eccellente’s latest Westgate store includes popular food and beverage outlets on its premise. Source: HaoMart   Live seafood The range of live seafood has increased in this store: oysters, crab, lobsters and groupers are available. The seafood and meat counters are run by Aw’s market, a meat specialist which had been partnering HAO mart acr...
16 October 2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether it is in store terms or sales. However, this is far from reality on a global basis. Retailers are finding ways to achieve incremental increases in basket size and are developing their proposition to attract shoppers back to store. We have selected three retailers investing in their largest stores and implementing new strategie...
24 September 2020
Giant, a chain of hypermarkets and supermarkets operated by Dairy Farm, has refreshed all its 53 stores with better lighting, easier navigation and new departments to offer better value to shoppers. This follows the retailer’s commitment to keep prices low for 650 products for at least 6 months. Better value and more stable prices Giant hypermarket is investing SGD17m (US$12.3m) to reduce t...