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  1. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    The not-so-Great Singapore Sale: Mainland shoppers say Hong Kong is better value

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:25am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Mainland Chinese shoppers discover how a strong dollar, labour costs and a sales tax in the city state mean it's cheaper to go to Hong Kong Retailers billed ... from Hangzhou. Visiting the city during the final days of the summer sale season in July, he bought a Loewe handbag for his wife, only to discover he could have paid less in Hong Kong. Behind ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Rich pay, rich clients, but luxury retail jobs go begging

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... glamorous- but in Hong Kong even the world's most famous fashion houses are struggling to recruit and retain retail staff. Despite enticing pay cheques, with junior sales associates earning ... many options," Chui said. It’s pretty obvious that you’re going to have a shortage [of retail staff] J.B. ALOY, IPSOS The average turnover period for retail staff in Hong Kong was 18 ...

  3. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Gift giving in Hong Kong down on calendar quirks

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by TIFFANY AP

    ... per cent, Mother's Day with 37 per cent and the Mid-autumn Festival with 31 per cent. Hong Kong Retail Management Association chairwoman Caroline Mak Sui-king said last month ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Gift giving down on quirks in the calendar Hong Kong retail sales fell 2.3 per cent year on year to HK$40.5 billion in February, the first fall in value ...

  4. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Hong Kong retail group head sounds caution as January sales rise 16.8pc

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Retail sales volume for January increased by 16.8 per cent over a year earlier but the Hong Kong Retail Management Association says it would be better to analyse January to February ... mainland tourists, which saw a group hurl abuse at shoppers on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. "We feel that Hong Kong is a free city. Everybody has their right for free expression but we hope ...

  5. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Golden week fails to lift Hong Kong sales figures

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Golden week fails to make impact on city sales Lacklustre National Day holiday golden week sales barely lifted Hong Kong's retail sales figures last month, according to statistics released yesterday by the Hong Kong Retail Management Association. The initial estimate for citywide retail sales for the month was HK$37.8 billion, up 6.3 per cent ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    L'Oreal brand and Revlon call time in China

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:02am by Tiffany Ap and Celine Sun

    ... facial mask brand on the mainland. Mainland consumers are so price sensitive that even Hong Kong cosmetics giant Sasa, despite attracting hordes of mainland customers to its Hong Kong outlets, ... the beauty benefits and prefer to invest in more quality products," research firm Ipsos' associate director Bertrand Ternat said. "It's not too big an investment. Even a pack ...

  7. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Hong Kong's low-profile DFS brand now ready to go global

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:54am by TIFFANY AP

    ... that." Is the company concerned about alienating locals given the tourist shopper in Hong Kong is so strongly, and often negatively, associated with mainlanders? The T Galleria store at Chinachem ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Hong Kong's own DFS brand ready to go global Most people would not guess that DFS Group is a home-grown brand, let alone that it is the largest luxury ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    'Jewellery supermarket' takes off

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:19am by TIFFANY AP

    ... is a HK$50 million project backed by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Hong Kong Jewellery Association. It spans three floors, housing more than 30 brands of mostly mid-range diamonds, jewellery, ... on us." Hong Kong and Kowloon Jade Merchants Association chairman Ben Chui Wing-hun said the new concentrated format created a win-win situation for consumers and merchants. "Under the mall ...

  9. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Stores suffer slowest month of 2013

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 03:23am by TIFFANY AP

    ... growth for September was the slowest this year, increasing just 5.1 per cent over the same month last year, according to new figures from the Hong Kong Retail Management Association (HKRMA). ... get people who want to come to Hong Kong to shop, they will buy," she said. ...

  10. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Challenges ahead as data disappoints

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... disappointing, especially when the base of comparison was quite low last year," said Caroline Mak Shui-king, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association. "The decline in fuel ...




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