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.
Robinsons is liquidating its two department stores at The Heeren and Raffles City Shopping Centre.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

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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