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  1. Sogo celebrates double-digit sales increase

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... will jump 16 per cent to $3.5 billion this year. 'Sogo has been doing well at Christmas. We have drawn many local shoppers and mainland travellers,' Mr Lau said at the company's ... Denise Tsang Local shoppers and tourists drive sales up an estimated 16pc Sogo department store in Causeway Bay is celebrating a yuletide sales increase of more than 10 per cent year ...

  2. Shop staff may be all smiles but mainlanders don't buy it

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... the smiles behind the counter are likely to disappear altogether, cross-border shoppers told pollsters. 'Visitors from the mainland think 'because I'm a customer, that's why you ... mainlanders believed Hong Kong shop staff had to brush up on their language skills, having found their command of Putonghua to be poor. The researchers questioned 1,800 shoppers between June and last ...

  3. 15 to battle for Shopper of the Year honour

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Fifteen of the smartest shoppers from around the globe will be in Hong Kong for a four-hour spending spree next month in an attempt to land the Shopper of the Year award. The contestants from 15 countries, including the United States, Italy, Britain, Japan and the mainland, will be judged for the 'creativity' and 'value for money' in their purchases. ...

  4. Shoppers rekindle their urge to splurge

    Posted May 08th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Hong Kong shoppers are back in force, according to official figures released yesterday that showed retail sales surged in March. Vibrant inbound tourism and a sustained revival in consumption were behind the increase. Shoppers racked up $15.5 billion worth of retail transactions in March, a 9.4 per cent increase over the same period last year. After taking deflation ...

  5. Artful design to woo young shoppers

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... A fusion of fashion, art and architecture is the strategy to pull young shoppers back to department stores. And Lane Crawford aims to achieve exactly that with the opening of its store at Two IFC today, according to president and managing director Jennifer Woo. Creating a 'hybrid' store catering to modern young shoppers was the new direction for traditional department ...

  6. Rentals rise sharply as shoppers return

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Ernest Kong and Sandy Li Inspired by booming retail sales, developers have boosted rents in shopping centres by up to 50 per cent this year. Developers said the rent increases were made possible by a marked improvement in local buying power, rather than rising numbers of tourists from the mainland. Among the developers benefiting most from the retail property revival is Sino Land, ...

  7. Danger lurks in shoppers' paradise across the border

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... threaten the shoppers first before taking them to a lonely place and robbing them. Macau youths still need to be vigilant when they go to the mainland. 'We stay close together, staying alert ...

  8. Shoppers shun chicken, diners offered duck

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... popular in Shanghai than anywhere else on the mainland, said Kentucky Fried Chicken. The chain said all its 115 Shanghai outlets, which used locally bred chickens, were operating. ...

  9. Expo shoppers budget US$3b

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economies- including China, South Korea, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Singapore Exhibition Services figures show there are 76 exhibitors from the mainland at the show, compared with 36 in 2002. ...

  10. Expo shoppers budget US$3b

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the region's fastest expanding economies- including China, South Korea, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Singapore Exhibition Services figures show there are 76 exhibitors from the mainland at the show, ...




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