Robinsons can be closing its Jem division retailer on the finish of August 2020.
That they had been holding discussions with the mall’s landlord Lendlease since November 2019, and got here to an “amicable” resolution to exit.
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Based on The Straits Occasions, Robinsons stated that drastic modifications within the retail scene have made it “not a sustainable possibility” to function a number of large-scale malls in Singapore.
The outlet at Jem has been in operation since 2013 together with the mall’s opening, and was Robinsons’ solely location outdoors the city space.
Its different two shops are at Raffles Metropolis Buying Centre and The Heeren. It additionally used to have a flagship retailer at The Centrepoint till 2014.
With the closure, Robinson plans to relocate workers to its remaining two shops or to different retail manufacturers beneath their guardian firm Al-Futtaim Group.
In any other case, they may attempt to assist them discover new employment with different shops in Jem.
Equally, Japanese division retailer Isetan additionally closed its outlet in Westgate on 31 March.
Consistent with how the retail panorama is shifting, Robinsons has ramped up its efforts to achieve clients on-line.
Along with its current on-line retailer, which is able to endure a revamp, it has additionally launched its merchandise on Lazada’s ‘LazMall’.
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