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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635747/shoppers-not-happy-long-waits-and-lack-salespeople
  2. News - China - SECURITY

    Xinjiang becomes 'a major battlefield' in anti-terror campaign

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by AP, AFP, Staff Reporter

    ... across the city. In Thursday's attack the assailants, who were in two vehicles, ploughed into shoppers and traders at a street market and threw explosives. State media said late on Friday ... The mainland's top police official, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, was sent to Urumqi as the head of a team to investigate the attack. Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519403/xinjiang-becomes-major-battlefield-anti-terror-campaign
  3. Television advertisers splash out in appeals to mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong hotels,' he said, adding that mainland shoppers mostly spend their money on luxury and cosmetic products. Big advertisers included Mannings and Sincere Department Store. However, ... Television advertising is on the rebound, as firms splash out on commercials in a bid to attract an influx of individual mainland tourists to Hong Kong. Media monitoring firm Admango said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427695/television-advertisers-splash-out-appeals-mainland-tourists
  4. Exhibitors expect bumper sales at this year's computer fair

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over the four days of the event. The Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry also estimated that about 650,000 visitors would head to the fair, with about 15 per cent of them mainland shoppers ... for about HK$300, would attract many customers. More than 900 booths have been rented by 250 exhibitors from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Mr Leung said that some exhibitors would invite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690287/exhibitors-expect-bumper-sales-years-computer-fair
  5. Giordano net rises 59pc, plans 100 new stores

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will focus on expanding in second- and third-tier mainland cities as there is more potential for rapid growth there,' said executive director Bernard Mah Chuck-on. The company yesterday reported a 58.5 per cent increase in first-half net profit from continuing operations as sales were buoyed by cashed-up mainland shoppers. Mr Mah said the company divested its loss-making manufacturing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651107/giordano-net-rises-59pc-plans-100-new-stores
  6. Link needs more than hype to prove the value of its reit

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it as a new landlord who, unencumbered with government sensibilities, simply wants to put up the rent. Retailers in areas that have benefited from high-spending mainland shoppers are likely to resist ... shoppers and investors. This may be a tougher trick in practice. Implementation risk is how one industry analyst described the logistical and political obstacles to yield improvement. Link's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479478/link-needs-more-hype-prove-value-its-reit
  7. Locals big on window shopping

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fion Li Mainlanders visit malls to spend, survey finds Almost nine out of 10 local shoppers visit malls just to kill time, while about the same number do so to buy daily goods and to learn ... an educational centre.' Researchers from the university's marketing department interviewed the shoppers during the 'golden week' holiday last month. About 40 per cent of mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553671/locals-big-window-shopping
  8. A passion for fashion is vital

    Posted Nov 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the season's offerings. Being able to speak English and Putonghua helps to secure candidates a job in the store. This is to cater for the many non-Chinese customers and the growing number of mainland shoppers. With all the interpersonal skills and fashion knowledge involved in the job, it would be easy to think Harvey Nichols is looking only for people with years of sales experience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523507
  9. Brands, borders and lots of baggage

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across the border but can't travel. Although no figures are available for the number of such shoppers on the mainland, an online search reveals the popularity of the service. Log ... residents have opened similar ventures on Taobao.com and Eachnet.com, but they don't have much of an edge over the mainland personal shoppers. One hurdle is the comparatively higher delivery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543291/brands-borders-and-lots-baggage
  10. Recession changing mix of street-front tenants

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on year,' she said. With mainland economic growth rate expected to continue sliding, support from mainland shoppers could also not be relied on to continue, analysts warned. ... wages and the negative wealth effect arising from share market losses have sharply changed spending patterns among shoppers. High-profile casualties range from fashion chain U-Right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666028/recession-changing-mix-street-front-tenants

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