NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) has opened its largest FairPrice Xtra hypermarket and Unity Pharmacy outlet at VivoCity. The one-stop integrated retail space, spanning over 90,000 square feet, features innovative retail technology to create a more convenient and engaging shopping experience, an extensive array of over 35,000 products, and a wide range of services such as food preparation, dine-in, and bicycle and luggage repair services, including a dedicated play area for kids to provide a unique shopping experience.
Ms Elaine Heng, Deputy CEO and Head of Channels, NTUC FairPrice, said, “The development of our store is guided by an insight driven process that is consumer-centric and innovation focused. The store’s differentiated services, as well as products specially curated to complement our customers’ lifestyle, are pivotal features that deliver an enhanced shopping experience. Complementing these efforts are retail technologies that provide convenience to customers while strengthening engagement and interaction. In a fast-evolving retail landscape, FairPrice will continue to strengthen our core while leveraging on our capabilities to adapt and transform in serving our customers’ needs.”
Built around the theme of urban heritage, the store features culture-inspired designs such as Peranakan motifs and banana leaves to create a nostalgic yet modern style that incorporates pockets of engaging and visually striking features such an Instagram-worthy ice cream truck, an indoor farm, and a kids play castle among other interesting highlights.
Designed to delight and engage, the new FairPrice Xtra at VivoCity offers a unique range of products catering to the varied customer mix at VivoCity.
Within the fresh food areas, the farm-to-table concept comes to life where vegetables are freshly grown within the store utilising the latest innovative urban farming methods, live seafood can be fished out of large display tanks, and bread is baked fresh daily in-store to provide shoppers with the freshest products.
Food preparation service is also available where foods such as vegetables, meats, and seafood can be processed and prepared for fuss-free home cooking. Dine-in areas are also available where customers may pick their favourite seafood or meat cuts and have them cooked and consumed in-store, in between grocery shopping runs. To cater to increasingly busy lifestyles, a wide selection of ready-to-eat meals are available for shoppers to choose from. Other food products and services include:
• Dine-in: Gastronomy The Kitchen including Culina, Reverse Beer Tap, Tiong Hoe Coffee, and The Sushi Shop
• Wines, spirits and beers: A wide assortment of wines from around the world is available, including craft beers and spirits such as Vina Maipo Limited Edition Syrah, Saltaire Blonde Pale Ale and Kura 12 yrs Single Malt
• Ice cream truck: An extensive selection of ice cream is offered, including brands such as Lotte, Morinaga, Imuraya, Marunaga, Kochi Ice
• Premium and organic, foods, and a large international selection and imports are available for quality seekers, and expatriates and well-travelled Singaporeans
• Loose bulk food: An array of grain, nuts, spices, pasta are also available “loose” where customers may purchase only what they need, which is part of a wider initiative to reduce packaging and minimise food waste
Utilising technology to provide a seamless omni-channel experience, the new FairPrice Xtra features an “endless aisle” concept, which virtually enhances the variety and range of products available to the customers. The pilot project will allow customers to purchase products that are not featured in-store and have the products shipped to the store or their homes. This feature will be available later in the year.
A new “scan and go” mobile app also enables customers to shop with ease where they can scan and pay for their products through their smart phones, and skip the check-out queue. This feature will be available to customers in September.
Due to VivoCity’s proximity to Sentosa and the beach, a leisure and hobbies zone has been created to provide greater convenience to beach goers and leisure makers with relevant offerings such as BBQ equipment, gardening supplies and a wide assortment of bicycles including a bicycle repair and servicing zone. The special tourist section also sells local delights, memorabilia, luggage, travel needs, and provides luggage repair services.
For baby and childcare needs, there is a wide range of products and services, including a nursing room for mothers and a dedicated play space for children. The Mum and Kids area at Unity also stocks a range of well-known babycare brands.
For health and wellness needs, the Unity Pharmacy store provides personal care, wellness, senior care and adult nutrition products. Personalised pharmacy services and healthcare advice are provided by a licensed pharmacist, while the iDOC service allows customers to seek medical advice from doctors remotely. Other healthcare and beauty services include:
• Healthcare and wellness services: General wellness advice, body composition analysis, blood pressure measurement and lifestyle management advice by a nutritionist, including pregnancy and lactation advice.
• Health Report: Wellness specialist and specialised equipment available to provide shoppers with a printed basic health report, coupled with wellness counselling
• Beauty Studio: Customers can have their skin analysed and experience virtual make-up digital tools themselves or with the help of Unity beauty advisors, who will be able to provide make up and beauty tips.
Franck Muller's flamboyantly-designed new boutique at Jewel Changi Airport is a store that is hard to miss.
Founded in 1992 by master watchmaker Franck Muller and watchmaking specialist & entrepreneur Vartan Sirmarkes, the House of Franck Muller is one of the most acclaimed independent watch companies in contemporary watchmaking.
With more than 50 world premieres and patents, Franck Muller has been dazzling the world with creations that have been received with great enthusiasm by watch connoisseurs and celebrities alike throughout the world, and designs that represent major technical advances in the history of haute horlogerie.
Green up your living or working space with a low-maintenance terrarium that you can easily put together at The Green Capsule.
Located at Funan, The Green Capsule is founded in 2014 by two green enthusiasts. Together, they want to bring their love for greening to new heights. They aim to be one of the first garden shops to provide customizable and sustainable gifts.
With an aim to promote good design appreciation through curated lifestyle products from across the globe, Grafunkt at Funan stands out with their range of contemporary and forward-thinking designs that combine creativity, functionality and quality – making it an essential destination if you're looking to spruce up your home.
Through conscious curation, a collection of well-respected craftsmanship from around the world - France (Ligne Roset), Japan (Conde House, Time & Style), Spain (Sancal, Treku), Denmark (Hay, Muuto) is housed at Grafunkt's new showroom. What sets them apart? They do what they like, and that's the difference. Through this space, Grafunkt will share with you objects that combine functionality and longevity - pieces that you can enjoy for a long time. Their objective is to create a space that inspires and reflects what people actually like and how they actually want to shop.
Previously known as the Raffles Gift Shop, the new Raffles Boutique takes its place of honour to front the Seah Street entrance at the restored Raffles Arcade.
The Raffles Boutique features a brand new retail concept where shoppers will be able to enjoy a cuppa and homemade pastries at the refreshed Ah Teng's Cafe while browsing well-loved souvenirs and gourmet products that are set amidst a heritage gallery that showcases the illustrious heritage of Raffles Hotel Singapore.
Headquartered in Japan, Paris Miki is a global eyewear retailer with over 1,200 stores located across Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. In addition to eyewear brands, Paris Miki also offers a comprehensive suite of eye care services, including eye health screening.
Enjoy their professional eyecare services in a very unique ambience that gives you the feeling of "Flashback to the 60's Entertainment World” at their newly-opened store at Jewel Changi Airport.
Founded in 1930, the Japanese eyewear retailer traces its humble beginnings back to Himeji City, where it started off as a store engaged in the sale of various items including eyewear.
Through the years, what has set Paris Miki apart from other brands in the market is its commitment to bringing excellent service to each customer, and its selection of well-crafted, top-of-the-line eyewear. The Japanese value of “omotenashi”, which is to entertain guests wholeheartedly, has been the core value of our business. This is why every time you enter one of their stores, they are sure to give you the unforgettable service that you deserve.
Every day in Italian fine fashion jeweller Pomellato’s Milan atelier, over 100 artisans craft one-of-a-kind jewels. Each gemstone creation is brought to life by their passion and expertise, forged by hours of meticulous labor and inventive solutions. This process brings together precious metals such as Pomellato’s signature rose gold, fine diamonds, and colored gems from all over the world. The good news is, we will soon be able to shop Pomellato's colorful creations with an unconventional twist & unmistakable style at their upcoming store at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Synonymous with creativity and color, Pomellato was founded in Milan in 1967 by Pino Rabolini – the heir to his family’s goldsmith legacy. Introducing the prêt-à-porter philosophy to the traditionally conservative world of jewelry.
Rabolini revolutionized women’s fashion choices while shaping Pomellato with a powerful, fashion-forward identity. Fifty years later, his jubilant, distinctive designs have grown to be revered both in Italy and across the international jewelry landscape.
Expressing an avant-garde, original approach, Pomellato’s sophisticated colored stone combinations feature peculiar gem cuts and visionary designs. Impeccably crafted, Pomellato pieces have led the brand to embody a modern yet unconventional beauty, immediately recognizable per the Maison’s signature style.
In July 2013, Pomellato joined the Kering Group. A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. The Group captures these beliefs in its signature: “Empowering Imagination”.
Since its inception, Pomellato has become a communication trendsetter, developing innovative campaigns with famed photographers such as Helmut Newton, Gian Paolo Barbieri, Michel Comte, Paolo Roversi, Javier Vallhonrat, Sølve Sundsbø, Jean-Baptiste Mondino and the duo Mert and Marcus.
With the successful debut of Lee Hwa’s JewelSpace at their Suntec City boutique in 2018, Lee Hwa Jewellery is elevating its latest boutique, Lee Hwa’s JewelPlay at Bugis Junction, with elements of fun and romance. Targeted at millennial couples and fashion-forward shoppers, the boutique at Bugis Junction receives a complete makeover and reopens its doors in July.
Lee Hwa’s JewelPlay breaks the rules of traditional jewellery store formats and redefines the customer experience by transforming jewellery shopping into a time of creative expression and carefree play – hence its name. Thoughtfully designed, the boutique is packed with a slew of interactive touch-points and spaces geared at showcasing the brand’s bridal jewellery collection, Lee Hwa Romance, as well as their extensive multi-wear series catered to the young and the young-at-heart.
“Besides the trendsetting multi-wear jewellery for daily wear, we observed a growing demand among young couples. We want to be a part of every couple’s unique love journey, from couple bands, to proposal ring, wedding bands, bridal jewellery, and anniversary gifts. Every piece of jewellery is a
celebration of love, a memory to behold. With our new JewelPlay boutique, we are providing an engaging space for them to revel in the experience and celebrate their love story together,” Mavis Toh, business director of Lee Hwa Jewellery.
Donned in millennial-favourite shades and metallic sheens, the boutique is not only an upgrade from 560 sq ft to 880 sq ft but a refreshing yet casual variant from the usual jewellery retail stores. Drawing inspiration from art galleries, jewellery pieces are placed in vertical wall displays built for eye-level viewing.
Customers can try on their favourite jewels in front of the store’s JewelPlay Mirror, a vanity mirror similar to the ones red-carpet stars have in their dressing rooms. Its adjustable lighting promises plenty of gram-worthy opportunities for customers to capture that perfect selfie or wefie.