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  1. 'We should create whatever they want to shop here, and shop now'

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sensitive in the past but now put greater emphasis on convenience and service. 'People don't seem to have time for daily shopping, and see it as a chore. To encourage consumers to shop ... consumers so they feel at home when shopping in the stores. The longer they stay in store the more they shop.' Mr Li has set up 116 stores in Guangdong, with sales volume reaching 1.5 billion ...

  2. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Google closes second mainland service

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Celine Sun

    ... Bloomberg and Celine Sun in Beijing Google closes shopping service on mainland Google, which pulled its search engine from China in 2010, closed its shopping service in the nation ... with the level of impact we had hoped". Google's shopping service competed against e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's etao.com and online portal NetEase's youdao.com. In September, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Gome pulls plug on electrical shops and 100 jobs

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng kang-chung Kc.ng@scmp.com Redundancies begin next month as mainland retail giant reveals it's closing Hong Kong stores Gome pulls plug on shops and 100 jobs Electrical appliance retailer Gome is closing its six shops in Hong Kong, throwing some 100 people out of work- starting in just 11 days on February 1. The company announced over the weekend that it would be switching ...

  4. Luxury brands pose dilemma for malls

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been notable. Luxury brands are no longer content with residing in the discreet corners of a shopping mall for their elite consumers- they now sit proudly on the ground floor, confident ... clientele and are willing and able to bid for the most prominent retail spaces. But while this phenomenon is plain to see, the figures highlighting the high rents in shopping malls still have ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - SHOPPING CENTRES

    Shops forced out of DNA Galleria offered space in Sai Ying Pun

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Forced-out retailers offered 'lifeline' for Christmas The landlord of a small shopping centre in Sai Ying Pun has invited retailers who were forced to quit their shops in the DNA Galleria mall in Tsim Sha Tsui earlier this month to re-establish themselves at the centre in time for the Christmas shopping period. "We learned that the DNA ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Causeway Bay shop rents lead world

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... supply mean retail rents in Causeway Bay, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui are among the five most expensive shopping addresses in the world. Research by property consultant Cushman & Wakefield ... Square ranked third with an average rent of US$2,100 per square foot a year. John Strachan, head of global retail services at the firm, said the retail rents of prime shops in Hong Kong jumped ...

  7. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - Lifestyle

    Hong Kong homeware shops source more locally

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf property.post@scmp.com Homegrown homewares designed for Hong Kong's unique tastes are whetting an appetite for specialisation in a competitive market Shops go local, and their customers are loving it The Candle Company in Lyndhurst Terrace had been open for four years when its owner, Ian Carroll, asked Vivian Fung to take a critical look at the shop ...

  8. Hongkongers always in the mood to shop around

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shopping is, thankfully, not an Olympic sport- at least not yet. But if it were, then surely it is one in which Hong Kong would excel. We could expect medals galore. Our city's reputation as a shoppers' paradise is well known. Our malls and markets continue to be a big draw for tourists. And the shopping festival that begins later this month will celebrate our status ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Investors ditch homes and go shopping in retail sector

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Average retail rents could rise 20pc this year, say analysts There has been a revival of interest in the retail sector, with investors snapping up shops in secondary locations. Consultants expect the number of shop transactions to rebound to more than 1,000 in the second quarter- a level not seen since the third quarter of last year. Centaline Property Agency estimated ...




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