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We went to the newly refurbished Funan Mall in Singapore to check out four stores of the leading retailers in Singapore.
Source: IGD Research
This used to be known as the IT mall - a place for tech geeks who want to build their own computers from component parts and check out the latest gadgets. After three years of redevelopment, the mall has opened with a swanky new look, including an indoor cycling path and a climbing facility.
A new range of Guinness chocolates is displayed at the front of the store. Shoppers who are not keen on chocolates can pick up some healthy protein bars instead. Besides daily essentials and imported snacks, the store has a range of food-to-go options for the busy office workers. There are only self-checkout counters, with one staff member available to offer support when necessary.
Guardian’s spacious layout makes it easy to navigate to the health, skincare and beauty sections. The retailer’s expertise in healthcare comes across with an on-site pharmacist and a wide range of health supplements. This area is fitted with natural wood panels which forms the backdrop. Glossy black shelves of cosmetics and haircare line one side of the store to create a strong visual impact, while a silver tone on the other side brings out the professionalism of the derma skincare brands.
This Watsons store has the colourful design and signages that can be seen in its latest stores. Self-checkout counters are also a recent addition to stores that have been refurbished as the technology becomes more familiar to Singapore shoppers. The retailer has been driving membership through additional discounts and rebates, and we can see this coming across here.
While this is a small store, it has incorporated all the latest features from 7-Eleven:
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