By the end of 2017, the number of FairPrice Shop outlets will be expanded to 12 to be more accessible to more residents from low-income neighbourhoods. For example, a person aged between 50 and 74 years old requires no medical check-up when signing up for Silver Protect. For example, white pine will grow vigorously but is more prone to root disease and wind throw on wet sites, while red maple tolerates soil saturation and remains wind firm on the same sites. Everyday Low Price Items In line with its social role, FairPrice maintains a basket of 500 essential items that are competitively priced. Our purpose is to fulfill a genuine social need that is yet unmet, or under-served.
Find out more on our efforts in the following areas: FairPrice Housebrand Products FairPrice housebrand products were introduced since 1985 to offer better value and savings to customers. To stay ahead of the curve, Mercatus will have to innovate and transform its business operations to tap on data analytics and enhance customer engagement. Is this the way of the future? Through the years, FairPrice has remained true to its social mission through various initiatives to moderate the cost of living. In this system, Unions, the government and employers are supposed to work. They are now able to recognise senior-related ailments such as dementia, and be able to empathise with the difficulties that seniors may encounter, so that they can communicate better with them and respond better to their needs. Since then, other retailers have also begun to engage customers to reduce plastic bag use, including Swedish furniture giant , which started charging for plastic bags in 2007, and has not provided any plastic bags at check-out since March 2013.
To empower customers to stretch their hard-earned dollar, signs are also placed in the FairPrice Shop to recommend the shoppers the ways to save money from their purchases. We have also introduced the reverse vending machine to recycle plastic bottles. At the core of its mission as a social enterprise is the moderation of the cost of living while at the same time maintaining success as a business Frohman, 2009. Programme has always been about delivering savings to our members on their everyday spending. The stores also have wheelchair-friendly shopping trolleys available to allow wheelchair users to shop independently in the stores. In addition, to give seniors peace of mind, we specially designed insurance plans to protect them against personal accidents, illnesses such as cancers, or age-related ailments.
It also serves to encourage active seniors to shop for the family and promotes an active lifestyle for seniors as well as family bonding. This is yet another realisation of a dream of close to 20 years to provide good and affordable nursing home care to seniors so as to reduce the financial, emotional and psychological burden on their families, who might not qualify for subsidies. This practice safeguards customers against hawkers who might randomly and unreasonably raise prices of food such that affordability becomes an issue. A Colombo Plan scholar, Mr. Now in their 13th year, the Asia awards sets out to honour clients and agencies for the strategies, people and achievements that have transformed businesses and brands. Customers can use their accumulated LinkPoints to offset their purchases instantly at FairPrice stores.
The award was presented by Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman for Community Chest at the annual Community Chest Awards Ceremony. The then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew opened the first supermarket at Toa Payoh. Children who develop into happy confident individuals will ultimately contribute to building a better society. To ensure that we do good on a sustainable basis, we remain committed in our ongoing efforts to streamline our operations, redesign jobs and improve productivity through innovation and harnessing technology. Regular audits are conducted at every store to ensure this guideline is in place. FairPrice, being a retailer with a heart, strives to contribute towards a sustainable environment.
FairPrice pledges to perform its social role to serve, care and share with not just its customers, but also the society and nation. Organizations need to go beyond the old-fashioned — posting updates, press releases and photographs on their websites — and embrace the latest innovations — such as uploading videos, games or mobile applications that actually enable stake-holders to do something good. To strive for economic sustainability requires a shift towards transformational thinking, building capabilities in infrastructure, talents management, trend-spotting, embracing innovations and collaborations to harness new opportunities in the horizon. This is because we want to ensure our stores are easily accessible, making it convenient for our customers as well as helping them to save on transport. Note, however, that Canadian trans fat labelling laws grant exemption only for products with lessthan 0. Currently, more than 50% of the workforce is over 50, and around 16% of the entire workforce is above 60 years of age.
Our brand promise is to deliver quality food at best value and excellent service to our customers. The label has grown from branding a small range of daily essentials - staples such as rice, bread, sugar and cooking oil - to now include more than 2,000 products. I nvesting in people, invest in technology At the same time, we will need to increase productivity and make wise investments in people and technology to grow our businesses for the long term. Apart from productivity gains, the distribution centres have also enabled us to play our social role more effectively - lowering our cost of operation and passing on the cost savings to consumers, and providing the public with quality products and food safety through better cold chain management. Community Care FairPrice intends to increase the number of staff volunteers for community initiatives by over sevenfold by 2016.
It also continued its practice of selling beverages with no sugar at a cheaper price than other ordinary beverages to further incentivize its customers to opt for the healthier choice. Our staff may request for proof of identification for verification. S55C958 Click for more titles on the same topic. This was owned by another company, but in 1998, FairPrice took full ownership of the warehouse and distribution company. But it is how we are able to address the challenges and turn them into opportunities, so as to better serve people in Singapore, that sets us apart from competition. These stores incorporate the principles of universal design with special features and products to make the experience of grocery shopping more enjoyable for seniors, and support them as they carry out their everyday tasks independently. Furthermore, the iCash system provides greater security as cash is moved from the sales floor to the back room in secured cassettes to deter potential theft.
They are now able to recognise senior-related ailments such as dementia, and be able to empathise with the difficulties that seniors may encounter, so that they can communicate better with them and respond better to their needs. By the end of December 2016, there were already six FairPrice Shops in Singapore. None looked healthy — commercially produced bread, instant noodles, regular cooking oil, biscuits…. FairPrice senior management led members of its staff volunteer club, Club V, in putting together 5,000 food relief packages at its Upper Thomson Road warehouse. Residents at the nursing homes with high rehabilitation potential receive more intensive therapy and support to enable them to regain better mobility and independence, so that they are able to return to the comfort of their own homes in due course. This would beat the 2015 figure of 10. We expanded our senior care services to include nursing home care with the opening of our first, and long-awaited, nursing home in Jurong West.