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  1. All the fun of the fair

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you want to drink your morning cup of coffee (or hot chocolate) with a clear conscience, check out the Cafedirect line of fair trade products, which is being sold at ParknShop superstores, Great and Gourmet. The fair trade movement is committed to helping coffee- and cacao-bean growers and their employees by paying them fair prices, helping them build sustainable businesses ...

  2. Man in shopping-bag hood robs gem shop

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A man using a ParknShop bag as a hood robbed a jewellery shop in Wong Tai Sin yesterday. The man, carrying a grey backpack, stole HK$41,000 worth of jewellery about 30 minutes after the shop in Fung Tak Street opened. He broke the counter's reinforced glass after hitting it with a hammer more than 10 times. 'He then snatched 12 wedding bangles before running ...

  3. ParknShop admits selling oil fish as cod

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Supermarket chain ParknShop admitted in court yesterday that it sold oil fish instead of cod earlier this year. The chain pleaded guilty in Kowloon City Court to nine ... fish. Before this series of incidents, the court heard, the supermarket had committed 37 similar offences. Alexander King SC, representing ParknShop, told principal magistrate Ernest Lin ...

  4. Trader close to losing the T-shirt off his back

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The golden days of the hawking industry are long gone, as consumers increasingly prefer shopping at chain stores and multi-storey malls. 'Our business was very good back in the 1970s and 1980s,' said Tang Wing-to, 52, who has sold T-shirts at the Tung Choi Street market for more than 30 years. 'Many locals used to shop at Ladies' Market back then. ...

  5. Money's no object

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... Lab, a bright, airy store in the heart of Tokyo's trendiest shopping district: products on one side, eager customers on the other and, in between, the polite, immaculately turned-out ... with their booty absolutely free. A shop that gives everything away doesn't sound lucrative, but Sample Lab is a major success story, claims Melposnet, the company that runs it. 'We're ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peanut Butter Topping and J. Hungerford Smith Peanut Butter Dessert Topping. ParknShop said it was checking whether they were being sold at its stores, but indications were that they were not. ...

  7. Shopping as a lifestyle experience

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... going down to the mall and doing some shopping. You have seen the promotional campaign for the recently opened shopping centre and your friends have recommended it, so you decide to see ... the rest of the day there. You feel relaxed and comfortable and you have not even bought anything yet, but you are itching to look at what is on offer. You enter one shop, then another, until after ...

  8. City could lose its shopping crown to Macau, study finds

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... are coming,' she said. 'Shops are having difficulty in keeping up with the demand.' About 56 per cent of the shoppers surveyed came from the mainland. The survey also found mainland shoppers ... but she noticed that the 'quality shopping' endorsement sign did help win back confidence of mainland shoppers after highly publicised scams. In April and May, mainland tourists were ...

  9. Malls show there's more to shopping

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Oliver To

    ... and record-setting endeavours, Hong Kong's shopping malls pull out all the stops when it comes to attracting shoppers and getting them to stay a bit longer and spend a bit more. Prime commercial districts such as Causeway Bay, Central and Mong Kok are almost guaranteed to attract the high volume of passing customers that shopping malls want. The same applies to high density housing areas ...

  10. U-turn on plastic bags sends wrong signal

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fostering environmental consciousness requires leadership. ParknShop's decision six days ago to take the initiative in reducing plastic bag waste by introducing a voluntary charge ... to abandon so worthy a policy. Such details are secondary to the benefit of making us think twice about asking for plastic shopping bags, which in turn, cuts the amount of environmentally unfriendly ...




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