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Retail and Consumer

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

The business of retail is a personal interest that I turned into a professional one when I made an internal transfer from the Executive Lifestyle team of The Business Times to the main business news desk in 2015. I took on the retail and consumer beat, then newly created by our editor-in-chief, and tracked an industry that was – and still is – going through a large upheaval brought about by technology and e-commerce.

I reported on company earnings and M&A activities of retail and FMCG firms; profiled CEOs and captains of industry; and tracked macro-economic influences and consumer and hospitality news trends in Singapore and the region, such as omni-channel retail strategies, offline-to-online convergence and labour issues.


Within a month of taking up the new portfolio, I broke several front page stories on the sale of a prominent portfolio company of LVMH-backed L Capital Asia (now L Catterton) and the controversial ousting of unlicensed retailers in the gentrifying neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru.

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