Department store John Little will close its last remaining outlet at Plaza Singapura by the end of December this year, the Robinsons Group announced in a statement on Saturday (Nov 5).
The decision was made after evaluating the relevancy and sustainability of its brick-and-mortar business, said the Robinsons Group, adding that John Little will instead evolve as a brand into a pop-up format, which it will unveil next year.
“This closure is part of the consolidation efforts to focus on businesses that are growing within the Robinsons Group, while rechannelling our resources to bring in new brands and shopping concepts to excite the retail industry,” the group said.
Affected staff members have been briefed and they will be deployed to “other suitable businesses” within the organisation, it added.
The group, which is owned by the Dubai-headquartered Al-Futtaim Group, also manages Robinsons and Marks and Spencer.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 5 Nov 2016