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  1. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Worst possible taste: Horse sculpture made of bread placed next to famine prevention stall

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by Ada Lee

    ... to reduce food waste, apologised and removed the display following a South China Morning Post inquiry. A spokesman said disciplinary action would be taken. The bakery's operation manager Keith ... The bakery was selling the type of Danish bread used in the display at HK$57 per 625 grams. Friends of the Earth's Celia Fung Sze-lai criticised the sculpture as wasteful. "Food is very ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Ikea group sees consumer recovery worldwide, posts record profit

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:44pm by Reuters in Stockholm

    ... fashion and food. While Ikea sells online in half its 26 markets, it has been relatively slow to embrace the internet. But the Swedish group is now aiming for online availability in all its ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Small shops at risk due to the Link's deals with big chains, says watchdog

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 04:29am by Amy Nip

    ... market share exceeding 60 per cent of the food retail sector, the watchdog estimated in a report released yesterday. In many districts, there is more than one supermarket chain store within ... the market, there is less pressure on existing retailers to maintain competitive prices and product choices, the council warned. Food suppliers also suffer from harsher terms, such as having to pay ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Brands and Products Expo begins, with millions expected to visit

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Besides the usual arrays of stalls offering food, gadgets and household products, a few unusual vendors will set up shop. Among them is Safewell, which will offer safes priced at between HK$580 ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Kwai Chung industrial building to be converted into a 10-storey mall

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:34am by Yvonne Liu

    ... lifestyle goods retailers and food and beverage outlets, said Chung. The developer will launch its leasing campaign this month. "Rents of our shopping malls recorded a year-on-year growth ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Holiday rush takes toll on formula stocks

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... to be seen to have enough stock as Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man has promised to scrap the two-tin limit imposed on outbound travellers if it is found there is enough for the local market. ... anywhere," she said. "Stocks were much more adequate after the rule came in and pharmacies lowered their prices too." Alan Leong Kah-kit, chairman of the Legislative Council's food ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Shenzhen shoppers in Hong Kong buy food and daily items over clothes

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Food and other necessities of life are at the top of the shopping list, followed by cosmetics and clothes, a survey by a Shenzhen group shows Mainland shoppers head for daily items Shenzhen tourists are increasingly seeking daily necessities and food when they shop in Hong Kong, according to a survey carried out in the city across the border. ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    China food scandal takes bite out of Yum

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 10:57am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young New setbacks by Yum and Metro underscore the challenges the foreign firms face in the China retail market due to stiff local competition and the potential for food scandals Two ... of China's latest food safety scandal, which I'll discuss shortly. In Metro's case, the company simply discovered that the Chinese retail market is quite competitive, especially ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Yum feels the heat in China

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 10:00am by Reuters

    ... to be getting to KFC parent Yum Brands on the mainland, after the fast-food chain saw China sales slide in July, with some market watchers saying a lack of focus on cooling drinks and ice cream meant ... as the firm strives to bounce back from double blows of a food safety scare and bird flu outbreak in its top market. The sales decline was something of a setback for Kentucky-based Yum, which ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Chow Kee, a famous paper craft shop in Hong Kong, closes down

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by ANNEMAIRE EVANS

    ... the streets," she said. "All our neighbours would come and hang the bags of food that they had bought earlier in the day on hooks on our metal door and then carry on shopping and collect their bags ...




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