5 x 5: New FairPrice Shop, Pastor-turned-chao-bully & other Saturday headlines

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you at 5pm daily.

1. FairPrice launches no-frills outlets, FairPrice Shop.

Products that offer greater value will take up half the store space at FairPrice Shops, compared to 20% of the space in a typical FairPrice supermarket. (Image via Straits Times)

Products that offer greater value will take up half the store space at FairPrice Shops, compared to 20% of the space in a typical FairPrice supermarket. (Image via Straits Times)

 

Two budget Fairprice outlets, called FairPrice Shops, have opened near homes of lower-income families, and four more will open within this year. This new retail format aims at serving budget-conscious consumers and smaller households. FairPrice Shop, which will be located near the homes of lower-income families, features a smaller but more affordable range of products, including new FairPrice house brand Value Fresh.

More here.

The 34 fresh vegetable products in this range - which include chye sim, kai lan and long beans - are 5-10% cheaper than the existing Pasar range of house brand produce.

The 34 fresh vegetable products are 5-10% cheaper than the existing Pasar range of house brand produce.

 

2. Pastor-turned-chao-bully

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The road bully, Daniel Cheo Guan Beng, is a pastor with Impact Life Church and the victim is a senior citizen. Bully called victim chao ah kua and chao ah beng. We say he’s a chao bully. More here.

3. Let’s root for Adrian!

Adrian must have been one of the 4,710 people who were made redundant in the first quarter of this year. Did you know that 71% of them were Professionals, Executives and Managers (PMEs)?

4. Farewell to Siam Square and Ratchadamri Night Market

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We read that the City Hall has set an Aug 1 deadline for all street vendors outside designated spots around Siam Square and Ratchadamri to move to new areas that have been set aside for them. *SADNESSSSSSS!* More here.

5. Say WHAT???

Your coffee order can come with a BJ???



Author: The Editor

Either busy trying to save the world, or poking my nose into other people's affairs.


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