Creating Presence in the New Retail Environment

By Won Xue Li | Epoch Times Staff “With an online business, there are three key success factors to get more buyers and sustain them: a powerful online presence, good customer service rapport and an efficient delivery arrangement.” — Ms Amanda Aida Atan, VIBES Mastery Success Academy The double-digit growth of the digital, social and…

Challenger Stays in the Game With the Next Big Thing: Omnichannel Retailing

By Cindy Liew | Epoch Times Staff Once considered a threat to brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce is now becoming a necessary complement. Retail businesses are trending toward setting up both physical and online stores, allowing customers the choice of shopping online at their convenience, or visiting brick-and-mortar outlets to try out products. This burgeoning concept of…

Helping the Invisible: The Asia Malaria Images Exhibition

By Morgan Awyong| For Epoch Times  “Just because we don’t see evidence of danger, doesn’t mean there’s no danger.” – Professor J. Kevin Baird, Head of Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Jakarta Malaria is long thought of as an African problem. Yet close to home, in the Asia-Pacific region, over 2 billion Asian lives…

PopUp Angels: ‘Drive Growth Using Pop-up Stores’

By Li Yen | Epoch Times Staff  Stores are popping up for a few weeks to a few months and creating a buzz in cities such as New York and London. These pop-up stores are a cheaper alternative for retailers and marketers to showcase their products during a product launch or seasonal sale, doing away with…

Vending Machines Are Coming to Singapore in a Big Way

By Li Yen | Epoch Times Staff  I love the convenience of a vending machine. With the vending machine, I can purchase what I want simply by pressing the button after inserting coins or notes. And I am fascinated each time the product pops out of the machine like magic. Furthermore, I won’t be stalked or…

Reducing Food Waste: An Endless Battle

By Luan Do | Epoch Times Staff  In Singapore, anti-foodwaste enthusiasts would remember the year 2013, when growth in food waste exceeded that in total population by a factor of eight. Although significant improvements have been made to bring this factor down to 0.5 last year, Singapore is still in the crosshairs of the international campaign…

Technology and the Future Workforce

By Athena Wang | Epoch Times Staff A paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne estimates that around 47 percent of total US employment is at risk of being replaced by computerisation within a decade or two. The chart below summarises key highlights from their paper, ‘The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are…

MAN vs. MACHINE—Not If, But When

By Luan Do | Epoch Times Staff Nowadays, it is hard to imagine the world without automation. ‘Doing more with less’ has become a maxim at every social stratum, all in the name of improving quality of life. Will there be a turn to the mutualistic symbiosis between man and machine? While this topic is…

AI’s Future & Its Impact on Humanity

By Lynnette Sim| Epoch Times Staff Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been hailed as a solution to the developed world’s labour shortages and a means of vastly improving our lives. What are the current trends of AI and its future impacts on mankind? The Epoch Times asked some Jeffrey Tan, CEO of Singapore Founders Club, and Hector…