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  1. Shoppers not happy with long waits and lack of salespeople

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and problems with communication barriers. The latest survey was conducted between January and March this year, with 2,640 questionnaires completed by local, mainland and overseas shoppers. The rating ... increasing. Mainland shoppers continue to splurge, with average spending of HK$2,862 in the latest survey, up 27.8 per cent from the previous survey in July-August last year. Dr Luk said the rising ...

  2. Mainland's attack on inflation will lure HK shoppers, experts say

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Consumers could face higher inflation in Hong Kong than on the mainland within two months and may increasingly shop across the border as a result, academics have warned. Mainland efforts to rein in consumer prices have seen a sharp slowdown in inflation, which eased to a still relatively high 7.1 per cent last month. The mainland's inflation rate in May ...

  3. 50 million shoppers can't be wrong

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... with Samantha Kierath Just six years ago, the mainland did not have a single US-dollar billionaire. That all changed last year when the Hurun Report's annual rich list counted more than 100, putting the mainland second only to the United States in terms of this kind of extreme wealth. The list's publisher, Rupert Hoogewerf, said the wealthy were reaping the benefits ...

  4. Sales up, despite the economic downturn

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Peter So

    ... of mainland shoppers. Mall management companies are reporting increases in both sales and the number of shoppers - some to record levels. Irene So Kit-lin, general manager of retail marketing ... 'Many mainland visitors go shopping at our mall and they account for about 10 to 20 per cent of our shoppers. These mainland shoppers don't just come and walk around - they are really ...

  5. Remnant of a bygone era gives shoppers touch of nostalgia in quest for survival

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... customers' queries, fetch goods and efficiently calculate bills on an abacus. The customers include familiar faces from the neighbourhood and younger shoppers attracted by recent media reports ... and back-to-basics retailing is a deliberate strategy for survival. The store has weathered the ups and downs of the mainland's opening up to the world. It was a state-owned department store when ...

  6. Shoppers worried by higher fuel charges

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Police called to keep order at petrol stations Worried about inflation and the threat of social unrest, the mainland has tried to take the sting out of sharply ... not cover the added costs. The mainland spent 220 billion yuan, or 0.9 per cent of its annual gross domestic product, on fuel subsidises last year and the amount could reach about 500 billion yuan ...

  7. Price of live pigs goes down, but shoppers pay more for pork

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The wholesale price of pigs has gone down but shoppers are still paying more at the market. The savings are not passed on to consumers because retailers are paying more for transport, salaries and rent, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok told lawmakers yesterday. The average price of live pigs imported from the mainland dropped by 23.5 per cent to HK$10.40 ...

  8. Using visual reality to capture shoppers

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Group, Elton Cheung Yuk-tong heads a centralised visual merchandising and graphic design team that oversees more than 20 brands in the mainland and Hong Kong. The company manages a portfolio ... visual merchandising teams. Her team of 20 handles 88 shops in Hong Kong and also provides support for operations in mainland China. The multibrand shops that make up the group all have different ...

  9. HK shoppers love their luxuries

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hongkongers are the most brand-savvy in the Asia-Pacific region, a survey has found, with shoppers spending an average of HK$6,000 on designer goods in the space of three months. Some 40 ... in a similar survey in 2005, the world's top spot was snapped up by Greece, where 46 per cent are luxury goods shoppers. India took third place with 35 per cent. Hungary, which led the chart ...

  10. Retailers feel pinch as shoppers turn cautious

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 per cent. The slowdown stemmed in part from a 3 per cent drop in mainland tourist arrivals during the Beijing Olympics, as tourists accounted for 40 per cent of Sa Sa's local sales, even ... franchised outlets on the mainland. But the average ticket price - the amount a customer spends in a store - in summer was below HK$100 while for winter it was HK$200 to HK$300. The spokesman ...




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