September 2021

Why are some Singapore malls doing better than others?

The Straits Times

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Boost for lower-wage workers, short-term pain for businesses: Analysts on new support measures

CNA

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Private commercial landlords to give two weeks of mandatory rental waiver: MinLaw

The Business Times

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July 2021

Singapore retailers are reeling from further Covid measures as sales drop 70% for some

CNBC

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Singapore Retailers Hurt By New COVID Restrictions

PYMNTS.com

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Businesses call on landlords to ‘share the pain’ as COVID-19 curbs tightened again

Channel News Asia

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Front-line businesses seek help in paying wages, rents

The Straits Times

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Businesses call for rental relief and support amid tightened measures

The new paper

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F&B outlets and retailers have ‘fully exhausted’ their reserves, more closures expected if landlords don’t help

Today

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Businesses call for more rental relief, wage support and loan moratoriums amid tightened Covid-19 measures

The Straits Times

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As new dine-in ban looms, eateries, retailers reiterate call for help with rents and wages

Bussiness Times

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June 2021

Businesses innovate, pivot strategies in transition to COVID-19 new normal | Video

Channel News Asia

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Retail stores take a beating as footfall slows to a trickle

The Newspaper

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May 2021

Retail tenants welcome Govt’s wage support, rental relief, even if the aid is no gamechanger

Today

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Commentary: Why many retailers are calling for a circuit breaker

Channel News Asia

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Covid-19 clusters at malls: Some retail workers worry about getting infected, hope to get priority for vaccine

Today

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Retailers call for support as sales fall amid tightened COVID-19 rules

Channel News Asia

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Malls, hawker centres and offices lose buzz amid return to tighter Covid-19 rules

The Straits Times

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Tightened Covid-19 safety rules: Hard-hit retailers fear staff layoffs, seek rental relief, govt support

Today

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April 2021

SNEF using digitalisation to help transform retail sector

The Straits Times

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What new code of conduct means for landlords and tenants

The Straits Times

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New code of conduct for fair tenancy practices: What does it mean for landlords and tenants?

The Straits Times

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March 2021

No simple return to old jobs, when Singapore-Malaysia land travel resumes

The Business Times

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Singapore: New ‘code of conduct’ in tenancy agreements for retail premises

Edgeprop

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Panel unveils plans to ensure fair deal for retail tenants

The Straits Times

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Businesses committed to Singaporean core, but cannot be anti-foreigner

The Straits Times

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February 2021

Workers, employers welcome progressive wages in Singapore’s retail sector

The Straits Times

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F&B, arts, construction, retail still feel the pinch

The Straits Times

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January 2021

Budget 2021 expected to be more targeted as Government dials down financial support

The Straits Times

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Stores told to hold off TraceTogether only check-ins

The Straits Times

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TraceTogether check-ins not compulsory yet, retailers told after some outlets turn on function too early

The Straits Times

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Budget 2021 likely to be more targeted as aid tapers off

The Straits Times

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2020

Businesses cheer relaxed rules in Singapore’s phase 3 but border reopening still key

The Straits Times

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BLKJ tapped for inaugural SG Brand Mark campaign, 48 firms get brand stamp

Marketing Interactive

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New ‘Made with Passion’ label launched to promote local lifestyle brands

The Straits Times

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Weekly podcasts: Chat with Lawrence Wong; can seagrass help in climate change?

The Straits Times

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Held online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, how did the Great Singapore Sale fare this year?

Channel News Asia

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Tourism recovery could take three to five years: Singapore Tourism Board chief

The Jakarta Post

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Tourism recovery could take three to five years: STB chief

The Straits Times

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GSS goes digital: GoSpree on over 2,000 shopping deals 

Asia One

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Shift to online shopping could hurt Singapore brands more during Covid-19 pandemic, STB-Visa study shows

The Straits Times

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Retail outlets will livestream to boost sales as part of eGSS

The newspaper

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Shop to furnish your home, from the comfort of home

The Straits Times

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Online Great Singapore Sale kicks off on Sept 9; experts say more awareness of event needed

The Straits Times

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Playing tourists at home

The Straits Times

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Some SMEs already in process of transforming themselves

The Business Times

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National Day promotions pull in crowds of shoppers

The Straits Times

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Singapore retailers roll out promotions to lure shoppers over National Day long weekend

The Straits Times

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From Meal Delivery Services To 9.9 Sales: How S’pore Malls Are Surviving Amid Retail Slump

Vulcan Post

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Download free NDP Vouchers for Irvins, Tiong Bahru Bakery & more on the GoSpree site

Mothership

Click here: https://mothership.sg/2020/07/gospree-vouchers/

Need to cut red tape more urgent now, says Chee Hong Tat

The Straits Times

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Uniquely Singapore products to mark nation’s birthday

The Straits Times

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Singapore Tourism Board unveils SG$45m marketing plan for domestic tourism

Marketing Interactive

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Great S’pore Sale Goes Online For The First Time In 26 Years – Here’s What To Expect

Vulcan Post

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Great Singapore Sale begins Sept 9, widens reach to online shoppers with offers on apparel, furniture and tours

Today

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Great Singapore Sale to go online this year with ‘new norm’ shopping experience amid COVID-19 pandemic

Channel News Asia

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Great Singapore Sale goes digital this year, with virtual showrooms, interactive games and personalised catalogues

The Straits Times

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Trade bodies roll out virtual Great Singapore Sale this year

The Business Times

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Singapore launches S$45m marketing blitz to boost domestic tourism

The Business Times

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Shopper traffic stabilises but many spend cautiously

The Straits Times

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Shopper traffic stabilises 3 weeks into phase two of Singapore’s reopening, but many spend cautiously

The Straits Times

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May retail sales hit all-time low; industry hoping for rebound

The Business Times

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Singapore issues new National E-Commerce Standard to build trust and transparency in online transactions

Lexology

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Singapore retailers are not hopeful that ‘revenge shopping’ after the lockdown can help bring back sales

CNBC

Click here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/19/singapore-retail-sales-to-stay-weak-after-easing-of-coronavirus-lockdown.html

‘Happy, but I don’t want to stay out too long’: Shoppers cautiously return on first day of Phase 2 reopening

Channel News Asia

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Coronavirus live updates: China publishes virus genome data from Beijing outbreak as capital city reports 25 cases

CNBC

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Retail outlets must adhere to strict safety measures

The Straits Times

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National standard launched to improve e-commerce processes

The Straits Times

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Singapore launches first national standard on guidelines for e-commerce transactions

The Business Times

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Timeline of S’pore mall landlords vs tenants this Covid-19 pandemic

Mothership

Click here: https://mothership.sg/2020/05/mall-tenants-covid-19/

Firms restarting face supply snags, higher costs, weak demand

The Business Times

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Businesses call for fair tenancy law to solve ‘growing’ imbalance in landlord-tenant relationship amid COVID-19 outbreak

Channel News Asia

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Competition watchdog studying private retail lease market amid tenant complaints

The Straits Times

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Coronavirus: Great Singapore Sale cancelled for first time in 26-year history

The Straits Times

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Wage cuts loom and layoffs expected in retail, travel, F&B amid coronavirus pandemic

The Straits Times

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Singapore’s retail, tourism SMEs to benefit from expanded​ training programme

TTG Asia

Click here: https://www.ttgasia.com/2020/04/28/singapores-retail-tourism-smes-to-benefit-from-expanded%E2%80%8B-training-programme/

Coronavirus: Hair salons, optical shops may fall into grey area of what’s considered essential

The Straits Times

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Events postponed, restaurants ‘near empty’: F&B industry on the chopping block as COVID-19 measures bite

Channel News Asia

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CapitaLand offers tenants rental rebates; retail, F&B bodies urge other landlords to follow suit

Channel News Asia

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Don’t skimp on rent relief, Chan Chun Sing tells landlords

The Business Times

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Landlords should do their part for retail tenants amid COVID-19 outbreak: Chan Chun Sing

Channel News Asia

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Some landlords offering virus relief packages to tenants

The Business Times

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The Big Read in short: Shops, eateries struggle to stay afloat amid Covid-19 outbreak

Today

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Singapore Budget 2020: Rent, tax reliefs among aid for sectors hit by outbreak

The Straits Times

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