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I didn't know Amazon staff work like slaves.

 

Now I know I will do something about it.

 

Buy some Amazon shares.

 

If they are paying slave wages then their profits should be quite good.

 

:D

 

These are the type of companies to buy shares in.

 

for a moment i thought you said : buy some amazon slaves...

 

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skarli one day NTUC gets listed on SGX :D :D

 

No need public listing.

It's a cooperative, meaning already own by people. All union members actually get paid with dividends.

 

Except listed holdings shareholders can buy more shares Coop members cannot buy more shares.

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Giant seemed to pulling back.

There's one at Yishun, now replaced by U-stars.

They have been bleeding since took over Shop N Save.

 

Vivo city definitely was the most revenue generating outlet. Probably let go due to lease renewal.

 

Giant also let go of Grandstand.

Now taken over by Hao Mart

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I was at Jurong xtra and that’s big

So if this one is bigger, that’s going to be very interesting

I like the various concepts but I’ll stay away this weekend

Too bad it closes at 11pm

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I don't understand all these supermarkets getting bigger and bigger and becoming hypermarkets.

 

With online surely less people are going to the supermarkets.

 

You want to buy a 10 kg bag of rice you drive to the supermarket find a parking lot buy the 10 kg rice

 

carry it to the car park and lift it into your boot.

 

Drive home and carry the 10 kg of rice from the car and  up all the way to your flat with all the other

 

bags of groceries.

 

Might as well have it delivered.

 

So if more people are buying online who need gigantic space hypermarkets?

 

Beside to just walk around to enjoy the aircon on a hot day of course.

 

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I don't understand all these supermarkets getting bigger and bigger and becoming hypermarkets.

 

With online surely less people are going to the supermarkets.

 

You want to buy a 10 kg bag of rice you drive to the supermarket find a parking lot buy the 10 kg rice

 

carry it to the car park and lift it into your boot.

 

Drive home and carry the 10 kg of rice from the car and up all the way to your flat with all the other

 

bags of groceries.

 

Might as well have it delivered.

 

So if more people are buying online who need gigantic space hypermarkets?

 

Beside to just walk around to enjoy the aircon on a hot day of course.

 

:D

Try free samples lor.

Chit chat with promoters

See other shoppers

 

Online can only imagine.

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They have been bleeding since took over Shop N Save.

 

Vivo city definitely was the most revenue generating outlet. Probably let go due to lease renewal.

 

Giant also let go of Grandstand.

Now taken over by Hao Mart

Hao mart take over giant in grandstand?! The space quite big le, seems like Hao mart is doing well?

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I was at Jurong xtra and thatâs big

So if this one is bigger, thatâs going to be very interesting

I like the various concepts but Iâll stay away this weekend

Too bad it closes at 11pm

Jurong one actually feel bigger as its one same floor

 

But vivocity divided into two floor so feel smaller

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Hao mart take over giant in grandstand?! The space quite big le, seems like Hao mart is doing well?

Actually have to do with location of these supermarkets.

 

Grandstand surrounding all pvt properties. Parents send kids there for sports.

 

If rental is low and consistent foot traffic then make sense.

 

Its Hao Mart 1st venture to mega mart.

The rest all mini mart format.

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Actually have to do with location of these supermarkets.

 

Grandstand surrounding all pvt properties. Parents send kids there for sports.

 

If rental is low and consistent foot traffic then make sense.

 

Its Hao Mart 1st venture to mega mart.

The rest all mini mart format.

Think not many Hao mart i see, must depends on area.

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Miss the Turf City one. Free parking, no crowd and has the big bottles of distilled water not available in the smaller former Shop n Save outlets.

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I finally braved the crowds and it was worth it. 

Really 包罗万象,应有尽有

the variety is amazing and despite the crowds, there were enough cashiers

you can really find a lot of interesting items there 👍 

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Giant is closing down everywhere.

 

Once a anchor tenant in parkway and now is history.

 

Making money is more important than seeing out the rights of workers, not that they are effective in the first place. 

 

Wow wow.... 

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1 hour ago, Hamburger said:

Giant is closing down everywhere.

 

Once a anchor tenant in parkway and now is history.

 

Making money is more important than seeing out the rights of workers, not that they are effective in the first place. 

 

Wow wow.... 

Huh? Giant Parkway Parade closing? Where's the news link? I often go there one.

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1 minute ago, PSP415 said:

Huh? Giant Parkway Parade closing? Where's the news link? I often go there one.

Safe ride

Cheers

I just bought something there last Sun and it was occupying the same space, which is half the size of 1 floor of pp, as it had since 2012. I also don't know where is the change hamburger spoke about 

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1 hour ago, Hamburger said:

Giant is closing down everywhere.

 

Once a anchor tenant in parkway and now is history.

 

Making money is more important than seeing out the rights of workers, not that they are effective in the first place. 

 

Wow wow.... 

Parkway Giant also shuttered down now?

Less people shop there after the MRT construction started. Bad traffic most of the time and not much differentiation from other supermarkets.

Hypernart difference from supermarket is non groceries stuff like bicycle, apparels, TV, other small electrical appliances.

Who actually buys TV at hypermarket?

Think more people are buying sports and leisure stuff at Decathlon. 

So maybe business not too good for Giant Parkway. 

If Giant really pulls out, the new tenant should really be showing what more they can offer to consumer.

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Giant has closed outlets at the Turf City, Vivo City and PP? Even the hyper mart at Tampines does not look good nowadays. It seems to be shrinking!

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Only few things I still like about giant hypermart at Tampines nowadays...

free parking 

cheap croissant 

At the foodcourt

mala (cheapest I can find beside People’s park complex and NP) 

steam dumpling 

yong tao fu 

used to have a stall that sell fantastic tohu goreng...

 

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On 8/9/2019 at 12:19 PM, Atonchia said:

They have been bleeding since took over Shop N Save.

 

Vivo city definitely was the most revenue generating outlet. Probably let go due to lease renewal.

 

Giant also let go of Grandstand.

Now taken over by Hao Mart

I think Giant is losing $.  Heard from some malaysians that many Giant and cold storage supermarkets have been shut in KL.  

Actually Giant Vivo was one of my favourite hypermart before its closure.  It had so many things. Sad to see it close.

 

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2 hours ago, Hamburger said:

Giant is closing down everywhere.

 

Once a anchor tenant in parkway and now is history.

 

Making money is more important than seeing out the rights of workers, not that they are effective in the first place. 

 

Wow wow.... 

Huh!  Parkway one also closing soon?  Aiyo!

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The online portals are killing the stores.

If you only sell on the basis of cheap, it will be hard to get the same margins. 
That's why NTUC Vivo is so interesting. It's more than a place to get some groceries and run. It's also a lifestyle place and it's going to be one of the big beneficiaries of the new GSW. 

But when that comes up, I expect there will be a Vivo 2 or something, maybe further down at the power station area... 

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2 hours ago, PSP415 said:

Huh? Giant Parkway Parade closing? Where's the news link? I often go there one.

Safe ride

Cheers

Sorry I was too quick there. I meant I was told the lease is up before the year end.

 

Still there in parkway parade.

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1 hour ago, therock said:

The online portals are killing the stores.

If you only sell on the basis of cheap, it will be hard to get the same margins. 
That's why NTUC Vivo is so interesting. It's more than a place to get some groceries and run. It's also a lifestyle place and it's going to be one of the big beneficiaries of the new GSW. 

But when that comes up, I expect there will be a Vivo 2 or something, maybe further down at the power station area... 

Agree the Vivo store is different on it's on. 

Rather than just a place to pick up merchandise.

It's also a one stop shop for bicycles.

Learn to grow or buy herbs for garnishing.

Chef prepared meal with fresh ingredients.

These are experiential stuff where ecommerce cannot replicate. 

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2 hours ago, Dleodleo said:

I think Giant is losing $.  Heard from some malaysians that many Giant and cold storage supermarkets have been shut in KL.  

Actually Giant Vivo was one of my favourite hypermart before its closure.  It had so many things. Sad to see it close.

 

Giant also losing stores in MY?

I thought only SG biz was bad. 

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48 minutes ago, Atonchia said:

Giant also losing stores in MY?

I thought only SG biz was bad. 

The one opposite of Tesco at nusa bestari also gone.

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