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19 May 2022

Cheers Launches Its First-ever Hybrid Store, 
Which Comprises Unmanned and Manned Sections, at NTU
No Queues. No Checkouts. Just Walk Out.
@cheers_sg | #cheerssg

, 19 May 2022 – Cheers launched its first-ever hybrid store at NTU. Powered by artificial intelligence and image recognition technology, the store comes with both unmanned and manned sections. Here, patrons as well as NTU students can expect to discover a wide variety of items. The trendy snacks from Japan and Korea are great movie accompaniments for students who deserve a break from studying. The ready-to-eat and frozen food options are perfect for those who need a quick perk-me-up in between classes or who are burning the midnight oil. There are also fresh fruits and vegetables for a healthy, balanced diet.

Need a more substantial meal? The hot food counter also doles out convenient meals such as Teriyaki Salmon Don, Smoked Duck with Rice and Unagi Don. Up the indulgence with sides such as Truffle Fries, Hotdogs with Chilli Con Carne. For the sweet-toothed, desserts such as Peanut Butter & Nutella Waffle, Kaya Waffle, Blueberry Cheese Crepes are available as well.

Boosting operational efficiency and heightening convenience

Launched in partnership with Visa, the unmanned and cashless 24-hour section uses a combination of mounted cameras and shelf-weight sensors to track customers and items as they move around the store. The AI system detects the items that are picked up, and automatically processes payments when customers leave the store. The unmanned concept is in line with Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, which aims to digitise the economy to keep Singapore competitive. It is also aligned with Singaporeans’ interest in using auto payments, as close to 60 per cent of Singaporeans indicated that they want to pay automatically instead of using store checkout or stopping at a counter based on Visa’s Consumer Payment Attitude Study.

Ms Elaine Heng, CEO of Retail Business, FairPrice Group said, “FairPrice is constantly innovating to develop new concepts to enhance the shopping journey for our customers. Our collaboration with Visa enables us to offer consumers even greater convenience and ease through a seamless shopping and payment experience. Not only does this innovation elevate the customer experience, it is also another step forward in line with Singapore’s digitalisation efforts towards a Smart Nation.”

“Working with our partners to create an innovative concept around the future of retail and reimagining how consumers shop and pay is important to us. We previously worked with Cheers to create this new concept checkout store at Tampines and are glad to roll this out in NTU so youths are able to shop and pay seamlessly and conveniently,” said Kunal Chatterjee, Visa Country Manager for Singapore & Brunei.

Exclusive Promotion with Visa

To celebrate the launch of the hybrid store, Cheers will be hosting an exclusive promotion with Visa till 21 June 2022. Simply scan the QR code with the Cheers app and get a S$1 gift card on your next purchase at the unmanned section. The gift card will be automatically utilised on your next payment with Visa. Limited to first 2000 customers and limited to one (1) gift card per customer. Terms & conditions apply.

The address is Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, South Spine, SS3-B3-04, S639798 (next to Nanyang Business School).

Operating Hours:

Cheers Main store
Mon to Fri – 8am to 10pm
Sat – 9am to 9pm
Sun/PH – 10am to 6pm

Food Counter:
Mon to Fri – 11am to 7pm

AI Unmanned Store: 24 hours

23 Feb 2022

Cheers, FairPrice Foundation and Yeo Hiap Seng donate S$20,000 to TOUCH Community to support disadvantaged children

  • Cheers, FairPrice Foundation and Yeo Hiap Seng jointly present $20,000 cheque to TOUCH Community Services to support its works with children and youths from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • $0.20 was donated for every purchase of Yeo’s assorted drinks at Cheers and FairPrice Xpress from 6 October to 15 November 2021

Ms Joyce Hope Ang (far right), Deputy Director of Partnership & Volunteer Management; and Transformation Office, TOUCH Community Services receiving a cheque of S$20,000 from (right to left) Mr Kwek Boon Tat, Operations Director, Cheers, Ms Candice Heng, Deputy General Manager, YHS (Singapore) Pte Ltd, and Ms May Wong, Manager, Corporate Communications, NTUC FairPrice

SINGAPORE, 23 February 2022 – Cheers, the convenience store chain of NTUC FairPrice, NTUC FairPrice Foundation (FairPrice Foundation), and food and beverage company Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd (Yeo Hiap Seng) marked their eighth year in collaboration to donate S$20,000 to children from disadvantaged families. This year, TOUCH Community Services (TOUCH) has been selected as the recipient of the donation to support its work with children and youths from disadvantaged backgrounds.

From 6 October to 15 November 2021, FairPrice Foundation and Yeo Hiap Seng donated $0.20 for every Yeo’s branded beverage sold at Cheers and FairPrice Xpress stores islandwide. Beyond providing these children and youths with resources and support to fulfil their potential as upstanding members in our community, this joint initiative also aims to foster a spirit of doing good within the community simply by purchasing Yeo’s beverage from Cheers and FairPrice Xpress.

Mr Chua Boon Keat, General Manager, Cheers said, “Driven by our social mission to provide a better life for the community, Cheers and FairPrice Foundation, together with our strategic partner Yeo Hiap Seng, have been extending our support to the less fortunate for the past eight years. Today, we are pleased to come together once again to announce our support to TOUCH in its mission to serve the needy and disadvantaged. We hope this would also inspire the practice of doing good within the community, to nourish generations and make life better for all.”

Ms Joyce Hope Ang, Deputy Director of Partnership & Volunteer Management; and Transformation Office, TOUCH Community Services, said, “At TOUCH, we believe in nurturing and activating the potential of every child to make a positive impact in society and be future leaders in the community. We are grateful for partners like Cheers, FairPrice Foundation and Yeo Hiap Seng who share our same conviction. Their support will go a long way to help strengthen families and enable children to pursue their dreams.”

Ms Candice Heng, Deputy General Manager, YHS (Singapore) Pte Ltd, said, “It brings great joy and honour for the Yeo’s family to be able to give back to the community, bringing positive changes into the lives of the less privileged. We are glad to be able to do so through another year of successful partnership with Cheers and FairPrice Foundation.”

Cheers, FairPrice Foundation and Yeo Hiap Seng have been supporting the less fortunate in the community through this initiative since 2014. Collectively, this initiative has since raised close to S$220,000 for charitable causes, including this year’s donation. This is the third year TOUCH has been identified as the beneficiary. Past recipients of the donation also include the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

10 Feb 2022

FairPrice broadens options of affordable ART kits for consumers with new brand Flowflex

SINGAPORE, 10 December 2021 – NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) is working closely with suppliers and the authorities to ensure a variety of Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits are available to consumers. This includes seeking out new brands to complement the existing range available so as to provide more options.

The Flowflex ART kits will be available at all 70 Unity stores and over 90 FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest supermarkets, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, Warehouse Club and FairPrice online from today. The kits will also be stocked at selected Cheers and FairPrice Xpress convenience stores today including the outlets at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Sengkang Community Hospital and Outram Community Hospital. It will be sold at 40 selected Cheers and FairPrice Xpress convenience stores located at high traffic areas and Esso service stations later next week.

Available in pack sizes of 1s, 5s and 25s, the kit is priced at $4.90, $24 and $117.50 respectively. Stocks may vary at different stores.

The Flowflex ART kits, developed by United States-based diagnostic and medical devices firm Acon Laboratories, were authorised for use in Singapore by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on 8 November 2021 under the Pandemic Special Access Route for critical new medical products during a pandemic.

FairPrice will continue to monitor consumer demand and bring in supplies and relevant products for Singaporeans.