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Luxury labels bank on the pig

The luxury fashion brands are going the whole hog to capture the lucrative Chinese market. It is, after all, the Year of the Pig from Feb 5.PHOTOS: TOD, LOUIS VUITTON,…

Trends for the 2020s

Trends for the 2020s WHAT A DIFFERENCE a decade makes. Smartphones, streaming TV, social media, influencers, memes and dating apps have completely changed the way we connect and consume information….

The Big Read: It’s survival of the fittest, as retail household names shrink or disappear

The Big Read: It’s survival of the fittest, as retail household names shrink or disappear While digital has not yet killed the retail star, there is more that needs to…

All abuzz over orb ‘floating’ off MBS

All abuzz over orb ‘floating’ off MBS The dome-like structure in the prime waterfront location comes at a hefty price tag. Speculation is rife that it could be tech giant…

The Big Read in short: Staying alive in the retail bloodbath

The Big Read in short: Staying alive in the retail bloodbath By NG JUN SEN While some retailers interviewed enjoyed brisk sales this month amid the festive season, experts told…

Banking on Baby

Banking on Baby Kids are a growing business for mumpreneurs. by TAY SUAN CHIANG  FOR SERENE LIM, a yoga mat isn’t just a yoga mat. At least not where her daughter…

Wellness firm Mary Chia gets a facelift

Mary Chia Holdings chief executive Wendy Ho has been running the beauty and slimming group since 2009.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY Rebranding comes after three years of restructuring; CEO eyes global…

Crazy about claws

Primary 4 pupil Ewan Ong plays claw machines at least thrice a week and keeps more than 60 plushies, which he won, at home. ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN Sprouting up…

Online retailers expand into physical stores to draw more shoppers

The latest online retailer to venture offline here is Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao, which opened its first South-east Asia store in Funan mall on Sept 4, 2019.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI…

DFS to close duty-free stores at Changi Airport next June

DFS Group, which has been selling liquor and tobacco at Changi Airport for 38 years, attributed its decision to “changing regulations concerning the sale of liquor and tobacco, against a…