2019 have not got off on a good start, it seems. Accidents, Singapore's economy not meeting its targeted growth, and now, it has been confirmed - Crabtree & Evelyn is closing down all of its 12 stores in SG over the next few months.
The store said that they were moving all their businesses online. However, the main retailer of the UK based company had filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada in December 2018 due to significant loses. It was then rumoured that the brand will close all its stores worlwide. In Singapore itself, some of its stores have already emptied out of good s and shut their doors.
In what was perhaps a last drive to drum up sales, during the Xmas period in SG, the stores were selling their products with discounts of up to 70%, and long queues were seen in the stores. Its stores at Suntec City and Plaza Singapura were closed on Wednesday (Jan. 2) and Thursday (Jan. 3), while The Raffles City, Ngee Ann City, Paragon and VivoCity outlets still had half-empty shelves and items on sale. Their VIP membership programme ceased on Dec. 31, 2018.
Those who are still holding on to the vouchers and have unredeemed points from their membership are advised to use them out on non-discounted items by 31 January at the few remaining stores opened, and while there are still stocks left.