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  1. Grocery giants say regulation not needed

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Free-market competition already controls us, claim ParknShop and Wellcome ParknShop and Wellcome yesterday sought to defend themselves against claims that their prices had defied deflation ... two supermarkets and the CRC Shop chain, recorded over the first half of the year, had gone up by an average of 1.5 per cent compared with a year earlier. When discounts and promotions were ...

  2. Questionable pork seized in Wellcome supermarket

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... shops for sale as fresh meat,' he said. It is believed the pork seized in the two cases were either smuggled from the mainland or taken from pigs illegally slaughtered in Hong Kong. ... had been legally approved. She said the company would carry out an internal investigation into the incident. In August, a sample of cholera-infected seafood was found at rival ParknShop ...


    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Grocery miles Spend more than $150 at 21 selected ParknShop supermarkets until September 25 and you can earn Asia Miles. Keep your receipts for purchases of $150 or more during the offer ... Minh City) to secret shops and unusual dining experiences such as eating sushi on the Saigon River. Find them at www.luxecityguides.com . Go gourmet Whetting the appetites of foodies, ...

  4. Misdirected marketing

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... turns out to be a ParknShop (I joke you not). Rather than images that can capture the imagination and attract Americans, Brits and Aussies (the target audience, remember?) we are subjected ...

  5. Shopping malls the cool place to be

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Air-conditioned shops, cinemas and taxis report a surge in business as people seek relief from the soaring temperatures This year's record summer heat may be a pain to live with, but on the bright side, it's helping the economy. People are flocking to air-conditioned shopping centres and cinemas and taking more taxis. According to shopping malls across Hong Kong, customer ...

  6. It's in the bag

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... to 1852. Wrapping up their prize in bubble wrap and tissue paper, they popped the trophy into a run-of-the-mill ParknShop bag. The two women proceeded to stroll through Central to a secret meeting ...

  7. The downs and ups from five years of deflation

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... of the world has not shared Hong Kong's deflation problem. Five years ago, a 750ml bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV champagne at ParknShop was specially priced for Christmas at $299, ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report on the ParknShop and Wellcome supermarket duopoly, I wrote to your pages about the ParknShop monopoly in Discovery Bay. It also runs our only up-market deli, and the only supermarket in the closest alternative shopping centre at Tung Chung. Neither the Consumer Council nor anyone else can do anything about this. More interesting, from a marketing and behavioural standpoint, ...

  9. Cash-strapped Housing Authority to vote on selling malls and car parks

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The cash-strapped Housing Authority will decide on Thursday whether to go ahead with a proposal to sell off its shopping malls and car parks, and whether to appeal against a recent court ... the Housing Authority to consider the interests of shopping centre tenants, adding that these should not be sacrificed to solve the organisation's financial troubles. 'The current operation ...

  10. Movie distributors to tighten rules for video rental shops

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Outlets will not get new films unless they pay fees and follow the rules Unauthorised movie rental shops have been warned to become fee-paying members of the Hong Kong Video Development Foundation or face being denied supplies of new films. The foundation, which represents 15 major film distributors, has announced that the shops must pay an annual $15,000 fee from August ...




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