Coronavirus: Singapore fashion retailers face supply issues

Shoppers browsing in Charles & Keith's Suntec City Mall outlet yesterday. The local fashion retailer, whose factories are mainly located in Guangdong in the south of China, said it has sufficient stock for now. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Shoppers browsing in Charles & Keith's Suntec City Mall outlet yesterday. The local fashion retailer, whose factories are mainly located in Guangdong in the south of China, said it has sufficient stock for now. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Shoppers may find some popular designs and sizes of various products out of stock at their favourite stores, as Singapore retailers brace themselves for supply-line bottlenecks due to the closure of factories in China.

For instance, at local fashion retailer Charles & Keith Group, about 90 per cent of the products are made in China, where factories have been ordered to be closed until today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore fashion retailers face supply issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe