Robinsons will close its Jem department store in late August 2020.
They had had discussions with the mall's landlord, Lendlease, since November 2019 and came to an "amicable" decision to leave the mall.
According to The Straits Times, Robinsons said that drastic changes in the retail scene have "no longer made it a sustainable option" to run several large department stores in Singapore.
The outlet in Jem has been operating together with the opening of the shopping center since 2013 and was Robinson's only location outside the urban area.
The other two branches are located in Raffles City Shopping Center and The Heeren. Until 2014 there was also a flagship store at The Centrepoint.
With the closure, Robinson plans to move employees to the remaining two branches or other retail brands under the parent company Al-Futtaim Group.
Otherwise, they will try to help them find new jobs at other shops in Jem.
Similarly, the Japanese department store Isetan closed its Westgate store on March 31.
In line with the changing retail landscape, Robinsons has stepped up efforts to reach customers online.
In addition to its existing online shop, which is being revised, the company has also launched its products in Lazada's "LazMall".
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