Robinsons' closure: Department stores struggle to find relevance with today's shoppers

Robinsons is liquidating its two department stores at The Heeren and Raffles City Shopping Centre. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - The demise of one of Singapore's oldest and best-loved department stores marks the end of an era for the retail scene here.

It may also spell the beginning of the end for the one-stop-shop format, which has struggled to remain relevant among younger shoppers.

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