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Al-Futtaim plans bold changes for Robinsons, Marks & Spencer stores

Group's Asia head talks about biting the bullet through some of the toughest times for retail here, and fresh plans to embrace e-commerce

'I will be categorical and say that within this year and next, the Al-Futtaim group will... be spending more than tens of millions of dollars (in ventures in Singapore).' - Kesri Kapur, head of the Al-Futtaim group's Asia businesses


NOT since the 1997 Asian financial crisis has Kesri Kapur seen such dismal times across Singapore's retail landscape - but the industry veteran believes there's still plenty of silver lining.

The Al-Futtaim group - which owns the Robinsons Group of stores and distribution...

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