Dairy Farm news

10 January 2022
We visited a new FairPrice Finest and Giant that opened late last year, plus a refurbished CS Fresh in to check out the latest developments at leading retailers in Singapore. CS Fresh Katong i12 CS Fresh is Dairy Farm’s premier banner. The retailer does not plan any new stores under the banner but has been revamping selected Cold Storage stores into CS Fresh. In this latest upgrade, the ret...
08 December 2021
Christmas is the most important trading season for retailers in the Philippines. This year, retailers have relied more on virtual events to engage shoppers in a safe way. In Singapore and Malaysia, retailers are encouraging Christmas pre-orders, showing appreciation to frontline workers and sharing photos of their stores through social media. Philippines: first ever Christmas drive-through by ...
15 November 2021
Dairy Farm International has recently announced its results for the third quarter of the year, where its performance continues to be significantly affected by COVID-19. Its year-to-date results are still below the same period in 2020, when it has benefitted from panic buying and government support at the height of the pandemic. Shopper behaviour normalises, making it difficult to match sales su...
27 October 2021
Wellcome Fresh is launched to meet increased demand for fresh food. The new store is in Westwood, Kennedy Town, a residential area that is more relaxed and with more open spaces than most parts of Hong Kong. A brand new concept Source: DFI Wellcome Fresh is a 50,000 sq ft supermarket with 23 themed zones offering over 15,000 fresh food products sourced both locally and international...
26 August 2021
We visited the CS Fresh Gold flagship store at Paragon, operated by DFI Retail Group, which reopened yesterday after a major revamp. It is part of a SGD40m (US$30m) rebranding exercise which will take place across all its 48 CS Fresh and Cold Storage stores by the end of 2022. CS Fresh Gold at Paragon Previously a Market Place outlet by the same retailer, the flagship store at Paragon is na...
02 August 2021
Dairy Farm International has reported that its sales dropped by 4% in the first half of the year to US$ 14bn.  As last year’s strong consumer buying patterns normalised, the Group’s underlying profit has decreased by 69%, from US$ 105m in the prior year to US$ 32m for the first six months of 2021. Difficult to match sales surge in 2020, as shopper behaviour normalises It has been a challeng...
24 July 2021
Vietnam is experiencing its worst wave of the pandemic, with Ho Chi Minh City as the epicentre of the latest outbreak.  The lockdown has disrupted the distribution of food in the city, especially for fresh vegetables.  The supply shortage has caused prices of commodities to increase significantly, such that people are unable to purchase essential food items.   Guardian and AEON are among the reta...
12 July 2021
Celebrate 7-Eleven day with special discounts for the whole month of July in Singapore. First promotional period kicks off on 10-12 July The retailer is providing a SGD1.10 (US$0.80)off storewide with a minimum spend of SGD7 (US$5.20) for the first three days. It is unusual for the retailer to provide a storewide discount. Shoppers can also receive a free treat of Mr. Softee Matcha ice crea...
08 July 2021
7-Eeven has opened its 1,000 th and 3,000 th stores in Hong Kong and the Philippines, respectively.  Celebrating 1,000th store in Hong Kong 7-Eleven is celebrating the milestone by inviting customers to play its Instant Win Game. From 30 June to 13 July, customers spending HKD20 (US$2.6) or more can scan the QR code on the receipt and match up the icons in-store. Prizes include 7-Eleven H...
08 June 2021
Last September, the retailer shared plans to open its first flagship store in Thailand in 2021 with its joint-venture partner CP ALL. However, the plans have changed, and it will only sell products through its partner. Adjusting business strategy to fit demand The retailer’s planned to open stores between 200-300 sq. m., with 20% of the products under the Guardian brand. The company is focu...