Minimarts can thrive, with the right support

New rules on sugary drinks and plain tobacco packaging will hit minimarts hard; consider phasing them in to help business owners adapt better

Minimarts are a unique breed in Singapore.

In the past, people walked in to buy rice and flour not by pre-packed bags, but by weight, scooped from a huge sack on the floor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2019, with the headline 'Minimarts can thrive, with the right support'. Print Edition | Subscribe