Retail lessons from the rise and fall of Robinsons

Robinsons' last outlet at Raffles City will close by Jan 10, 2021. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A quotation for a "small almeirah" from Robinson & Co Ltd to the late Mr Lee Chim Huk, the grandfather of Peranakan scholar and art historian Peter Lee, dated Oct 31, 1950. PHOTO: PETER LEE
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SINGAPORE - After 162 years, Robinsons, the grande dame of Singapore's department stores, will close its last store at Raffles City Shopping Centre by Sunday (Jan 10).

This comes after it shuttered its Jem store in Jurong East in August last year and its 186,000 sq ft flagship store at The Heeren on Dec 16.

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