Singapore news

23 June 2020
Grab Holdings, a Singapore-based ride-hailing company, is expanding its delivery services from convenience stores and supermarkets across 50 cities in the region. Expansion accelerated in the pandemic The company has teamed up with 3,000 stores as it accelerates delivery of groceries, toilet paper, packaged snacks and beverages to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grab provided th...
10 June 2020
FairPrice has provided an option for shoppers to pick up their own groceries using a drive-through service. How does it work? Using the FairPrice online app, shoppers can use one of two methods to pick up their groceries: collect from the customer service counter in FairPrice Finest Wisteria Mall or use the drive-through service from the carpark. On the app, shoppers can pick a collec...
29 May 2020
Traditionally, Muslims will congregate at mosques for prayers and enjoy the breaking of fasts with friends and families in this period. However, this year, Ramadan is a quiet time of family bonding amid the lockdown in Singapore due to COVID-19. We look at how the key retailers have set up their stores to support Muslim shoppers in this unique season. Giant Hypermarket Cakes, cookies and sw...
26 May 2020
7-Eleven and Guardian, operated by Dairy Farm, have partnered Foodpanda for delivery. Delivery from selected stores Source: 7-Eleven 7-Eleven and Guardian stores in selected neighbourhoods will be partnering Foodpanda for delivery within an hour.  There will be more than 100 products ranging from ready-to-eat food and snacks to household items from 7-E...
21 May 2020
Gojek drivers have the option to make food deliveries to supplement their income with the new partnership. Income dropped significantly during lockdown Many drivers have reported that their incomes have dropped as much as 70% since the lockdown started. A recent change in law allows taxis and private hire cars to deliver food and groceries in this period. Gojek will strengthen Deliveroo's s...
19 May 2020
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) three months ago, retailers in Singapore have responded with urgency and empathy as the situation evolves - we will continue to update this article with the latest developments... Dairy Farm Group hires staff from hotels More than 150 from seven hotels have been redeployed to Cold Storage, Giant and Guardian stores under the Dairy Farm Group....
15 May 2020
After five months in Singapore, 99 Speedmart will cease its operations on 31 May. Three stores launched in December The retailer opened three stores in December 2019. All three stores are well located in neighbourhoods with good visibility and easy access for unloading of goods. Read here for our news article on its first store. The retailer has cited difficulty in growing its business mo...
11 May 2020
Marks & Spencer Food partners food-delivery app Foodpanda in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Delivery under 30 minutes The partnership will make packaged food and wine available for delivery within 30 minutes in areas near existing M&S Food stores. Foodpanda has developed a grocery delivery service, Pandamart, which has been incorporated into its existing meal delivery app. Shoppers will...
30 April 2020
Sheng Siong has generated a 49.9% year-on-year increase in net profit to SGD29m (US$20.6m) for Q1 2020. It is driven by growth in revenue, better gross margin and higher other income arising from elevated grocery demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Revenue grew 30.7% Revenue growth by LFL sales contributed 19.7%, new stores contributed 9% and stores in China contributed 2%. The group start...
23 April 2020
Singapore's largest supermarket chain has launched FairPrice on Wheels, a new initiative which brings daily essentials closer to homes by vans parked near their homes. This is to support the elderly who are encouraged to stay at home and avoid crowded supermarkets as Singapore’s lockdown period is extended by another 4 weeks till 1 June. Vans packed with essential products The retailer used...