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  1. Business - Economy - RETAIL

    Hong Kong year-on-year retail sales show 4.1 per cent drop for May

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:47pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... cent," she said. "The high base effect is a factor but jewellery sales had already turned soft in the second half of 2012. "The transaction value grew smaller but because the volume ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Esprit prepares investors for second-half loss

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Casual wear brand shows no sign of turnaround despite an HK$18b overhaul of its operations Esprit warns of second-half loss on poor results Embattled global casual wear retailer Esprit warned investors it might record a loss for the six months to December 31, owing mainly to worse-than-expected results since October. The company, which has lost ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

    ... of the Link's mall space occupied by chains- including retail and catering- has risen from half to 70 per cent over the past five years," she said. Small shops face 20 per cent rent rises when ...

  5. News - World - RETAIL

    Amazon unveils futuristic ‘octocopter’ drone delivery plan

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 12:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... this looks like science fiction. It’s not,” Bezos told CBS television’s 60 Minutes programme. I know this looks like science fiction. It’s not Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos “We can do half-hour delivery... ...

  6. Business - China Business - RETAIL

    Yi Hua starts IPO as it selectively expands stores

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 03:02am by TIFFANY AP

    ... years has been profitable. Nearly half, or 27 outlets, of Parkson's 57 stores are loss-making. Last year, Yi Hua reported 43.6 million yuan in net profit. Between 2009 and last year, ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Fast fashion retailers offered special deals in shopping malls across China

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:10am by Peggy Sito

    ... square metres, or more than half, is under construction in China. Soaring new supply will force landlords to offer relatively more attractive tenancy conditions, it concluded. "In some ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Royal Selangor Pewter not deterred by high Hong Kong rent levels

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... sales in Hong Kong and justified higher rents. In all, 18.8 million mainland tourists visited Hong Kong in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 20.7 per cent, according ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Yum feels the heat in China

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

    ... competitive environment and more cautious consumer spending," said Jefferies in an analyst note after the results. Yum generates more than half of its overall operating profit in China, where ...

  10. Lifestyle - RETAIL

    Website BuyMeDesign offers launching pad for unsung HK designers

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... designers lack the shelf space needed to reach customers, which deprives them of the feedback needed to improve their products. That's where Giraudon comes in. Two and a half years ago, shortly ...




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