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  1. Mainland pork prices hit HK shoppers

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong shoppers were paying more for their pork yesterday after supplier Ng Fung Hong raised the wholesale price of pigs 8 per cent to HK$1,300 per 100 catties due to surging mainland prices. The main supplier of live mainland pigs said the increase took effect immediately due to rising pork prices across the border that showed no sign of slowing. 'In ...

  2. Healthier diet hits mainland shoppers

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to operate a vegetable farm and processing plant in the mainland. Mr Vizzone said Chinese fruit and vegetable prices rose an average of 14 per cent a year for the past six years. 'Fruit ... the amount of land under tillage in the mainland rose during the 1990s, it has now begun to fall again. 'Total sown land area peaked in 1999 and soon began to fall outright, as rapid ...

  3. Shoppers fear high pork prices will trigger other rises

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Despite official efforts to counter the soaring price of pork on the mainland, shoppers were still concerned yesterday that the price of other everyday necessities would follow the rising cost of the meat. Evidence of the concern was also apparent on Sunday when shoppers lined up for more than a kilometre outside a Guangzhou supermarket at 8am to buy pork on special ...

  4. Shoppers count the cost of rising inflation

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Freshwater Fish Wholesale Association. Mr Hui said growing demand for freshwater fish on the mainland had also pushed prices up. 'The demand for freshwater fish in Beijing and Shanghai ... of registration and the mainland egg supply is therefore less than before, driving prices up,' Mr Hui said. But Hongkongers are still buying despite the higher prices. 'The economy is doing well ...

  5. December surge by shoppers boosts yearly retail sales 7.3pc

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... as spendthrift tourists and Christmas shoppers helped lift December sales by 11.5 per cent to HK$21.5 billion. Economists had expected growth of only 7.8 per cent in December, a mild increase from ... it to get close to 10 per cent. 'Barring any surprises, growth in 2007 should be quite high at around 8 per cent or 9 per cent,' Dr Li said. Jiang Nam, a mainland traveller who ...

  6. Smart shopper

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... putting pressure on the shops, due to my post,' she says. 'But, like most tourists, I would do it [bargain] when overseas, or on the mainland.' The consumers' champion ... it's done in my personal capacity and doesn't mention the council,' Chan says. 'I think I can handle [it] myself.' When she mulls over the subject of smart shoppers ...

  7. City could lose its shopping crown to Macau, study finds

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... are coming,' she said. 'Shops are having difficulty in keeping up with the demand.' About 56 per cent of the shoppers surveyed came from the mainland. The survey also found mainland shoppers have the highest average spending per transaction, spending an average of HK$2,240 each visit, 38 per cent more than non-mainland shoppers. However, shoppers were forced to wait longer ...

  8. Shops prepare for another bumper year of sales

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Fox Yi Hu

    ... old. She added that about 8 per cent of shoppers were from the mainland. Gavin Wong, 38, bought nearly HK$500 worth of chocolate yesterday at APM, but said he preferred shopping in Causeway ... Sha Tsui stayed open until 1am on New Year's Day and people were still coming in to shop.' Much of the year-end shopping was done by local consumers as mainland tourists generally ...

  9. Sharp decline in HK complaints by mainlanders

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong as a shoppers' paradise has been threatened since an investigative report in April by mainland broadcaster China Central Television showed Hong Kong shops selling fake watches and jewellery to mainland tourists. A Polytechnic University survey released last month also warned that Hong Kong could lose its status as a shoppers' paradise to neighbouring cities like Macau, ...

  10. Mainlanders not put off by fakes scandal

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... retailers.' In the survey, 3,206 questionnaires were completed by shoppers from Hong Kong, the mainland- mostly individual travellers- and elsewhere. Judy Tsui, dean of the faculty of business, said ... to educate mainland shoppers to better know their rights as consumers, and to work closely with the media to rebuild the city's image as a 'shopping paradise'. ...




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