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  1. Refined tastes

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The A.S. Watson Group (Great in Pacific Place and ParknShop stores) has opened Gourmet, an upmarket food hall in Causeway Bay. Located in the basement of Lee Gardens One, the 15,000-square-foot shop displays more than 20,000 items, including seedless lychees (too bad you still have to peel them) and a square watermelon that sells for $2,300. The shop kicked off 12 days ago ...

  2. Thousands flock to enjoy Lunar New Year Fair

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... to attract the hundreds of thousands of mainland visitors expected in Hong Kong. 'This time, Chinese New Year comes in February [instead of January] so customers have more time to shop ...

  3. FootFall finds traffic niche

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... to GBP45million ($618.6million) public listing next year. Established in 1991 as a technology company selling customer-counting equipment to retailers and shopping malls, the company branched out into developing its own algorithms to add value to statistical data pooled from video cameras installed in more than 600 shopping malls worldwide. Since 2000, the firm has used its British data ...

  4. Small shop buyers at mercy of slowdown

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Small investors who bought subdivided space in shopping malls and bet on short-term capital gains could easily get their fingers burnt, property consultants warn. Decentralised ... will easily secure buyers in a booming market,' said Pang Shiu-kee, head of SK Pang Surveyors. 'However, because of the inferior quality of the shops, they will find it difficult to sell ...

  5. Clever devils

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fans of 'Devilrobots' can go to APM shopping mall in Kwun Tong today to see the Japanese designers of the popular toy figures in person. An exhibition of a complete set of the 'Bean Curd' figures, which consists of 102 dolls, will be held at the shopping mall until the end of the month. Shinichiro Kitai (right) and Izumi Iwasa (left) will hold a signing ceremony ...

  6. Vintage concept finds niche appeal

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... CHRIS OLIVER After nine years in business, the second-hand vintage shop Flea+Cents is almost as much a novelty as the collection of vintage furniture and home accessories it sells. Since it opened on Wing Fung Street in 1996, the shop has matured into a 1,800 sq ft showroom on Queen's Road East, but it remains very much a low-volume business directed at repeat customers. Aside ...

  7. Malls think small for bigger profit

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Anchor tenants are out, trendy boutiques are in as retail landlords divide up space to maximise rent The look of Hong Kong shopping malls is changing slowly but surely as familiar megastore brand names close shop and fashionable newcomers arrive to fill the vacated space. The fast-changing tastes of Hong Kong shoppers and unprecedented competition in the mall industry ...

  8. Link's $4m promotion at malls draws flak

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Link Management is spending $4 million on a summer promotion to help boost business at the housing estate shopping malls it manages. Detractors suspect the move may be a ploy ... for listing as a real estate investment trust, pending the outcome of a lawsuit that will be heard by the Court of Final Appeal on July 5. A 15-week shopping promotion will start on June 26, covering ...

  9. Store rivals trade shots in war on plastic bags

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A shopping bag war broke out between two supermarket chains yesterday as they launched rival schemes they say are aimed at reducing the use of plastic bags. Wellcome, which ... or 720,000 a month. ParknShop shot back hours later with a biodegradable bag scheme of its own, where the cost of the bag would be refunded after a set number of purchases. Its 'more solid' ...

  10. Rent rises in store for mall merchants

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Ernest Kong and Sandy Li Developers want to take advantage of brisk business at tenants' shops amid increasing tourism, sentiment The tills of retailers in Causeway Bay's Times ... said tenants in the shopping centre were earning average sales of more than $1,000 per square foot of retail space in December. 'I have worked in this company for more than 20 years [and] ...




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