Topshop closing last physical store here after two decades

British fashion brands Topshop and Topman will close their last outlet in Singapore next Thursday and go online instead, with retail experts saying more brands might follow suit. Yesterday, Wing Tai Retail, brand manager for Topshop and Topman here, confirmed the closure of the VivoCity outlet, and said its focus for the two brands will[…]

Winding-up petitions filed against PappaRich restaurant group in Malaysia

SINGAPORE – Winding-up petitions have been filed against PappaRich Group Sdn Bhd, which runs a chain of namesake restaurants serving Malaysian cuisine. When contacted by The Straits Times, a spokesman for PappaRich Singapore said that business at its seven outlets here “will continue as per usual”, and that operations will not be affected by petitions filed against[…]

Tokyu Hands’ Westgate outlet to close in August

SINGAPORE – Tokyu Hands is closing its Westgate outlet in August, said the Japanese retailer in a Facebook post on Wednesday (July 1). The department store is the fourth notable retailer in two neighbouring Jurong East malls – Westgate and Jem – to close since June last year. British store Marks & Spencer closed its[…]

No rent for the Wongs as their shop space sits empty

Since last month, landlord Wong Hin Yet, 65, and his wife have not been collecting rent from one of their Housing Board shop spaces because new tenant Guardian Pharmacy could not take over the space, as it had not been restored to its original condition by the previous tenant. Also, renovation works for commercial premises[…]