F J Benjamin makes fashion-forward bets on wellness, skincare as founder retires

Mr Frank Benjamin retired as founder and chairman of Singapore-listed retailer F J Benjamin last December. PHOTO: COURTESY OF FRANK BENJAMIN
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SINGAPORE – Mr Frank Benjamin, who helmed retailer F J Benjamin for 63 years, always had a knack for sniffing out new, in-vogue fashion brands each time older labels went out of style.

Knowing what Singaporeans want in fashion enabled the 88-year-old to steer his company back to profitability whenever changing trends led to a drop in demand for the brands F J Benjamin manages and distributes.

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