Distribution Networks in Singapore

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Types of Outlet

Hypermarkets
A hypermarket is a superstore with large retail facility, thus combining a supermarket and a department store. Hypermarkets sell a wide range of products under one roof, ranging from grocery to general merchandise
Carrefour Singapore, Giant Hypermarket, Singapore
Supermarkets
These are large scale retail shops operating at lower costs, selling at lower price; and offers a wide variety of consumer goods of regular use such as food items.
Cold Storage Singapore, FairPrice Online, Tanglin Market Place
Department Stores
A department store is a retail establishment which specializes in selling a wide range of products without a single predominant merchandise line. Department stores usually sell products including apparel, furniture, appliances, electronics, and additionally select other lines of products such as paint, hardware, toiletries, cosmetics, photographic equipment, jewelry, toys, and sporting goods.
Robinsons Group, Takashimaya Singapore, Metro
Discounters
A discount store (discounter) is a type of department store, which sells products at prices lower than those offered by traditional retail outlets. Most discount stores offer wide assortments of goods; others specialize in such merchandise as jewelry, electronic equipment, or electrical appliances.
Mustafa Centre, Mega Discount Store Pte Ltd
Convenience Stores
These are small stores or shops often located alongside residential areas, busy roads, or at corners and gas/petrol stations. They sell all types of general consumer goods of regular use like bread, butter, paper and pencils, etc. Some of them may remain open 24/7.
7-eleven, Cheers
Specialized stores
These are shops which deal in only one or two special types of goods. They are generally located in shopping centers. For example, chemist shops, grocery shops, readymade garments shop, gardening, alcohol, sweets shop, etc.
 

Evolution of the Retail Sector

Growth and Regulation
With the improved economy of Singapore, increasingly affluent consumers are more willing to spend. In addition, various new shopping malls such as VivoCity, Central and Ang Mo Kio Hub all stimulated the retail scene in 2007. Existing shopping malls such as Centrepoint, Tampines Mall and White Sands were also revamped, with new extensions built to accommodate more retailers in order to remain competitive. The influx of retailers to these new selling spaces further attracted consumers who increasingly visited them at weekends, boosting growth in 2007.
Market Shares
The distribution sector in Singapore is similar to the western countries, with a domination of the large-scale distribution network which carries out the majority of retail sales. The high standard of living of the Singaporean and their taste for Western products attract a lot of foreign groups to this 640 km² territory.
Organizations in the Retail Sector
Singapore Retailers Association
The Association of Shopping Centers

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