Feature: Singapore’s Supermarket Maze

How to find the best grocery store for you and your family 

Finding the right supermarket in Singapore is a tricky business. The multicultural population means there are plenty of choices when it comes to supermarket shopping. To help guide you through the maze, from gourmet supermarkets to basics, here’s a quick guide. 


Cold Storage 

Branches of Cold Storage can be found all over the island. Some offer not much more than a mini-mart but many have a wide range of premium imported and local products. The biggest branches are at Great World City, Plaza Singapura and Takashimaya. 


Cold Storage Marketplace

The ‘Marketplace’ brand of Cold Storage has a vast range of imported and local products. Marketplace can best be described as a merger between Jason's and Cold Storage. 



Owned by the NTUC (Singapore’s national confederation of trade unions) Fairprice’s mission is to moderate the cost of living in Singapore. As such you will find very competitively priced products here, and Fairprice Finest is the up-market branch. 


Giant Hypermarket 

A behemoth of a store where you’ll find not only food and groceries but a vast range of household items including electronics and apparel. Giant is a great one-stop-shop if you’re moving to Singapore for the first time, and it also has supermarkets and express and online shops.  


Jason's - The Gourmet Grocer

The gourmet offering from Cold Storage stocks high quality gourmet products from around the world. You’ll find imported meats, cheeses and even a butchery service. 



This Japanese specialty supermarket on River Valley Road is a bastion of all things Japanese. If it’s sashimi or sushi grade fish you’re after, look no further. Meidi-ya stocks a vast range of Japanese specialty foods and groceries as well as fresh food.



Redmart is an online only store that has built a reputation on low prices and speedy deliveries.  

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This article was written by Victoria Milner from Singapore Foodie