NTUC FairPrice, Giant and Cold Storage to extend operating hours of stores for Chinese New Year season

Shoppers can grab last-minute groceries next Thursday (Jan 26) as 83 FairPrice stores will run for 24 hours that day.
Shoppers can grab last-minute groceries next Thursday (Jan 26) as 83 FairPrice stores will run for 24 hours that day.PHOTO: ST FILE
All Giant stores will open as usual on the first two days of Chinese New Year
All Giant stores will open as usual on the first two days of Chinese New YearPHOTO: ST FILE
Seven of Cold Storage outlets will operate round the clock from Jan 27 to Jan 29.
Seven of Cold Storage outlets will operate round the clock from Jan 27 to Jan 29.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - To cater to increased traffic during the Chinese New Year season, supermarket chains NTUC FairPrice, Giant and Cold Storage will extend operating hours of their stores islandwide.

Shoppers can grab last-minute groceries next Thursday (Jan 26) as 83 FairPrice stores will run for 24 hours that day,  supermarket chain FairPrice said in a media advisory on Tuesday (Jan 17).

Also, 25 of its stores will remain open on the first and second days of Chinese New Year (Jan 28 and 29).

Additionally, more than 57 FairPrice stores will stay open for an extra one to two hours in the week leading up to Chinese New Year and close at 11pm or midnight. Normal operating hours will resume on Jan 30.

NTUC has 140 outlets nationwide. For more information on opening hours for specific stores, visit http://bit.ly/fairpricecnyhours2017

Giant Hypermarkets started extending operating hours in preparation for the festive season from Jan 13.

All Giant stores will open as usual on the first two days of Chinese New Year, a spokesman for the supermarket chain told ST on Tuesday.

"Most of the rest of our stores are already open 24 hours a day and will continue to do so during this period," said the spokesman. "Therefore, customers need not worry about not being able to get their Chinese New Year needs at the very last minute and continue to enjoy massive savings for their purchases."

Cold Storage will also be extending operating hours for some outlets in the week before Chinese New Year eve, a spokesman told The Straits Times on Tuesday.

Seven of its outlets will operate round the clock from Jan 27 to Jan 29.

These are the outlets at Kallang's Aperia Mall, Cluny Court, Holland Village, Jelita Shopping Centre in Holland Road, Rail Mall at Upper Bukit Timah, Serangoon's Nex shopping mall and Siglap Village.