Convenience stores up the buzz

A newly revamped Buzz convenience store in Punggol. As competition heats up, convenience stores are revamping to attract customers.
A newly revamped Buzz convenience store in Punggol. As competition heats up, convenience stores are revamping to attract customers.PHOTO: KEVIN LIM, BUZZ
A newly revamped Buzz convenience store in Punggol. As competition heats up, convenience stores are revamping to attract customers.
1. MAGI PLANET POPCORN STUDIO.PHOTO: KEVIN LIM, BUZZ
2. HAUS BREW BROWN SUGAR MILK TEA.
2. HAUS BREW BROWN SUGAR MILK TEA.PHOTO: KEVIN LIM, BUZZ
4. OISHI GOLD GENMAICHA.
4. OISHI GOLD GENMAICHA.PHOTO: KEVIN LIM, BUZZ
5. JAPANESE-IMPORTED ICE CREAM.
5. JAPANESE-IMPORTED ICE CREAM.PHOTO: KEVIN LIM, BUZZ

Convenience stores reinvent themselves to sell trendy food and lifestyle items

Convenience stores are back with a vengeance, plying the trendiest items from the latest Korean noodles to the best Japanese sweets.

Generic instant noodles and flaccid hot dogs, be gone.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Convenience stores up the buzz'. Print Edition | Subscribe