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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. HK shines for China's shoppers

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

    ... spent $100,000 today,' said Mr Li, pointing at his trophies. He says he is attracted by variety and up-to-date products. A 2004 report by Goldman Sachs on the mainland luxury market found prices could be 20 per cent to 30 per cent higher than in Hong Kong. The report also estimated that of the mainland's 12 per cent share of the global luxury goods market, only 2 per cent ...

  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. Mainlanders head for HK expo to snap up a bargain

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Rapid inflation on the mainland brought a new kind of shopper to this year's Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo- tourists on a one-day shopping spree. They were among ... she said. Rapid inflation on the mainland was driving some residents south, she said. 'Vegetable prices on the mainland have risen 50 per cent in the past year. Buying food in Hong Kong ...

  5. HK wine traders try to offset export drop

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A dramatic slowdown in the growth of wine exports to the mainland is forcing traders to come up with new business strategies to maintain Hong Kong's position at the centre of the trade in Asia. Export growth to the mainland, which had been running at more than 100 per cent in early 2012, dropped to just 6 per cent in April, according to the latest figures ...

  6. My HK- Tan Menzhong

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tan Menzhong, mainland tourist from Guangxi 'I was in my Guangxi village home in 1997. I knew that Hong Kong had reunited with the mainland at the time, but I was too busy to watch the ceremony on TV. As a Chinese, I was definitely happy to see the reunification. Things have improved for Hong Kong with the mainland supporting it. The most obvious change is that people can now ...

  7. For hardcore game players the fun is in the winning

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's trendiest shopper, with HK$200,000 at stake. Chan and fellow team member Wan Ho-kit will represent Hong Kong in the Visa go Hong Kong Super Shopper competition, organised by the Tourism ... too,' he said. Meanwhile, the Tourism Board said visitor arrivals rose 18 per cent year on year, to 9.5 million, between June and mid-August. Mainland visitors continued to be the major source ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Asia Adult Expo organisers see strong demand in China, Asia

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho in Macau jolie.ho@scmp.com Organisers of adult expo say demand is strong in Asia, especially from its fastest-growing economy Mainland shoppers not shy about sex any more Many ... in Macau say they are seeing explosive demand for their products in Asia, with the mainland market particularly strong. The fair, which ends at the Venetian today, is expected to attract 40,000 ...

  9. Sales staff still not up to scratch

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of management and marketing at the university, said shoppers complained of wasting time testing a product or having to wait to pay for their purchases. He added that mainland and overseas visitors had ... Dennis Eng Shoppers find sales staff at some of the most recognisable stores in Hong Kong inattentive and lacking the language skills to deal with tourists, a survey has found. Polytechnic ...

  10. Size matters

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Kammerer Call Hong Kong a shoppers' paradise? It's all a matter of size. At 190cm tall and weighing 98kg, I'm large by Western standards, but positively giant by local ... I blame mainland tourists. But it's not that there are big specimens snapping up larger sizes; it's that shops seem more eager to cater for their needs than ours. My fruitless flicking ...




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