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  1. Business - News - RETAILING

    Traditional rush of shoppers from China appears to lag

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 04:48pm by Helene Franchineau, Sean Kennedy

    ... Helene Franchineau and Sean Kennedy The wave of deep-pocketed mainland shoppers that normally hits Hong Kong for a holiday shopping spree may be more of a trickle than a flood, with popular shopping areas around the city, particularly Times Square less thronged than usual. Staff at retail outlets in Times Square, a Mecca for mainland retail tourists, said business appeared ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The Shopper: Urban Outfitters offers an alternative lifestyle

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by Divia Harilela

    ... Text: Divia Harilela With so many American brands opening branches here, it was only a matter of time before Urban Outfitters arrived. Founded in Philadelphia in 1970, the multibrand store is a magnet for shoppers looking to embrace the retailer's "alternative" lifestyle, which covers everything from fashion to quirky gift items. Each Urban Outfitters location ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Fewer shoppers among flood of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong for 'golden week' holiday

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... Phila Siu and Stuart Lau Retailers say sales have slumped, despite surge in number of holiday visitors from across the border as 'forced shopping' law begins to bite Mainlanders roll up, but not for shopping The number of mainland visitors coming to Hong Kong on the first day of the "golden week" National Day holiday is up 60 per cent from last year. Figures ...

  4. Focus on mainland shoppers criticised

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... 'Therefore, they have turned their attention to mainland shoppers... and have unconsciously neglected other visitors.' He said some retailers, including cosmetics and jewellery chains, had ... Paggie Leung Local retailers have become too mainlander-oriented, resulting in a drop in shopping satisfaction for other overseas visitors, according to university research. A Polytechnic ...

  5. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Hong Kong keeps edge for mainland Chinese shoppers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com City remains a trendsetter for fashion, gaining the endorsement of more than 80 per cent of consumers, poll shows HK keeps edge for mainland shoppers ... of the respondents said "my outfits/lifestyle/pastimes are influenced by Hong Kong trends", up 1 per cent from the last time the survey was conducted in 2009. Mainland shoppers' preference ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The Shopper: By Malene Birger

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela If you thought the Americans ruled the contemporary fashion scene, best think again. In the past few years, Scandinavian fashion brands such as Cos have been giving them some serious competition with impeccable quality, easy silhouettes and ...

  7. Business - Companies - ELECTRONICS

    Mainland shoppers boost sales of Philips' lifestyle products in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland shoppers buy into 'lifestyle' electronics Royal Philips Electronics is seeing brisk business for its "consumer lifestyle" products in Hong Kong, thanks to high demand from the growing numbers of mainland tourists shopping in the city. Without providing sales figures, Philips Hong Kong chairman Wiebo Vaartjes said: ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAILING

    Hong Kong property experts call for new tack to lure shoppers

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:39am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... wanted to attract shoppers from neighbouring countries to reduce the reliance on mainland travellers. Instead of limiting the number of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong, Ng said: "We should ... in Macau, saying that 90 per cent of shoppers there came from the mainland. Retail sales in Macau rose 25 per cent to 66 billion patacas last year while Hong Kong's grew 11 per cent to HK$494 ...

  9. Business - Money - BULLION

    Mainland Chinese shoppers invest billions in gold

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Drop in price of precious metal sparks investor sell-off but attracts buyers from mainland Jewellery a hit with shoppers amid gold slump The scene at each ... were dumping the precious metal last week as it saw the sharpest price drop in three decades. However, buyers in Hong Kong, particularly those from the mainland see value- they have been ...

  10. Business - China Business - ONLINE RETAILING

    Chinese find their calling as smartphone shoppers

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Chinese find their calling as smartphone shoppers Chinese consumers are leading the world in using their smartphones to make online purchases, according to a survey by accounting firm PwC. Compared with their US peers, Chinese consumers are far more active in online transactions. The research, which covered 15,000 online shoppers in 15 territories, ...




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