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  1. Redevco targets malls under construction

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Dutch retail property giant Redevco plans to invest in shopping centres still under construction to build up its property portfolio on the mainland as existing projects are too ... million yuan (HK$850.73 million) to acquire a 50 per cent stake in a shopping centre in Wuhan to be built by Shui On Land. Construction of the 100,000 square metre shopping centre is scheduled ...

  2. Doing it for themselves

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Egon Liu Yun-kai, 26, a toy collector, turned his passion into a moneymaker by opening an online toy shop. Results were encouraging, and three months ago he took advantage of declining rents to open a shop in a mall in Sham Shui Po. 'E-shops are good for promotion but not a great way to make a sale. Renting a shop is not cheap but the income is much more rewarding,' he says. ...

  3. Shopper's paradise

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Not all shopping malls are created equal. So how are some better than others? Simon Blore, managing director of Benoy, the retail architect behind malls such as Elements, APM and I-Square, ... 'The strategic placement of retail shops, customer services and way-finding signage are crucial in the design process because this overall experience will determine the number of return visits ...

  4. Chain store 'bargains' in fact dearer

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... a Consumer Council survey shows. It also found prices were generally highest on Fridays- when ParknShop and Wellcome flood newspapers with advertising for bargains. A council survey tracked prices ... the weekend, the watchdog said. Some 207 items in ParknShop- or 71.9 per cent- were most expensive on Fridays, while 158 items in Wellcome- or 54.9 per cent- cost the most on the day. The finding ...

  5. Old and the beautiful

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... successful antique shops, Asian Artefacts, has long been a sought-after destination for visitors from Hong Kong- and much further afield- who come to buy a souvenir, some much needed furniture ... from me 10 or more years ago often come into the shop and exclaim, 'you're still here!'. 'I'm glad to say I am still in business as many Chinese furniture shops have ...

  6. Shanghai, Beijing join global high-rent list

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Shanghai and Beijing have moved into the top 50 of the world's most expensive cities in which to rent retail space. It is their first appearance on the list, after shop ... the most popular shopping destination in the city, have risen 20 per cent to US$245 per square foot per year, raising Shanghai to 37th in the world. Beijing, meanwhile, claimed the 50th spot after ...

  7. Insite to seek expansion as consumer market grows

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland's fast-growing consumer market. The Shanghai-based firm has three shopping centres under management and is close to securing a new project in Shanghai soon, according to chief executive ... founded Insite last year after he served as president of Chia Tai Commercial Real Estate. Insite currently manages properties for Blackstone-owned Channel 1 shopping centre, Yueda-invested YD 889 ...

  8. Niche Market

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Extensive mix of tenants appeals to young shoppers The random tenant mix and seeming lack of order in a local boutique mall may confuse first-time visitors, but landlords recognise this retail model fills a clear market niche and can also offer a good ret ...

  9. Survey finds big price variations

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... at ParknShop. A lasting care moisturising lotion sold at beauty outlets Sasa and Bonjour is 99.3 per cent more expensive than at a pharmacy. Satay broth for hotpot at City'super costs 79.5 per cent more than at a frozen meat shop. ...

  10. Drugs bureau tests Red Bull for cocaine

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A government spokeswoman says the Security Bureau's narcotics division is conducting tests on the energy drink Red Bull after German and Taiwanese authorities found traces of cocaine in the brand's drinks. The product was removed from shelves yesterday in the two dominant supermarket chains, ParknShop and Wellcome. ...




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