Honestbee suspends tie-up with FairPrice

Honestbee says its personal shoppers "can continue to shop from other merchants or take on a role at other areas of our businesses in the meantime".
Honestbee says its personal shoppers "can continue to shop from other merchants or take on a role at other areas of our businesses in the meantime".ST FILE PHOTO

Full-time freelance personal shopper Desiree Quah had a rude shock when she showed up at a FairPrice store in the Central Business District to start her four-hour shift for online grocery service Honestbee.

The 24-year-old, who has worked for Honestbee for the past three years, had just signed in when a FairPrice employee told her it would be her "last day".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 31, 2019, with the headline 'Honestbee suspends tie-up with FairPrice'. Print Edition | Subscribe