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  1. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Catering to local consumers, 759Store chain ploughs ahead despite worries over visitor number cuts

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Amy Nip

    ... at curbing mainland tourist numbers. Coils Lam Wai-chun, the boss of the fast-growing chain, which made a name selling snacks and other processed food at bargain prices, is also upbeat about his new ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com With emphasis on locals not tourists, empire is growing fast, with new health and beauty retail chain and udon and wonton noodle restaurants Has 759 boss got ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    China market to play big role in revival of Juicy Couture

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:26am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com US leisurewear company looks to mainland China and elsewhere to resurrect brand as it closes US stores and ramps up expansion overseas Juicy Couture eyes ... rocketing sales growth in mainland China and other foreign markets could provide the firm with a lifeline for its legacy leisurewear. "It was always our plan to not so much revamp the brand ...

  3. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Labour Day holiday unlikely to have boosted retail sales in Hong Kong

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... blaming a combination of bad weather, a drop in the number of overnight mainland tourists and the latest flare-ups between locals and mainland visitors. The popular [Hong Kong] tourist districts ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Bad weather and anti-mainlander sentiment blamed for expected poor holiday retail sales Little hope for Labour Day sales boost The long Labour Day weekend ...

  4. Business - Economy - RETAIL

    Hong Kong year-on-year retail sales show 4.1 per cent drop for May

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:47pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... will affect Hong Kong consumers' spending enthusiasm and also mainland shoppers' enthusiasm for Hong Kong". ...

  5. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Chow Tai Fook eyes 20 per cent growth after 9 per cent drop in sales

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... as mainland tourists continue to flock to Hong Kong," Cheng said. But in a recent report, Jefferies said it expects the company's same-store sales to fall 3 per cent this year even as it expects its revenue to grow 5 per cent. Cheng expressed disappointment at the recent protests against mainland tourists. "The wider economy always impacts us heavily," he said. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Shenzhen shoppers in Hong Kong buy food and daily items over clothes

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Food and other necessities of life are at the top of the shopping list, followed by cosmetics and clothes, a survey by a Shenzhen group shows Mainland shoppers head for daily items Shenzhen tourists are increasingly seeking daily necessities and food when they shop in Hong Kong, according to a survey carried out in the city across the border. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Mainland shoppers make a cookie dash in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... a side entrance on to Minden Row. Jenny Bakery isn't the only shop the mainlanders are sweet on. Tourists have been flocking to dozens of stores selling traditional brands in the run-up ... mainland tourists. She did not think local customers had been left out. "Our cookies are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We treat everyone equally," Lee said. The owners of Duck ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Hong Kong retail rent growth seen at 5pc this year, says consultancy

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... trip" visit to new and emerging shopping districts, including Sheung Shui, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Sha Tin. According to Jones Lang LaSalle's data, the number of day-trip mainland tourists, or "day trippers", grew 37 per cent to 20 million last year. With average individual spending of HK$2,000 to HK$6,000 per trip, these tourists have drawn the attention of local ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Hong Kong jewellers fear shine taken off 'golden week' this year

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Amy Nip, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Amy Nip and Shirley Zhao Gold businesses particularly downbeat but some retailers still banking on mainlanders' bucks Jewellers fear shine taken off 'golden week' this year Jewellers are expecting lacklustre sales during the May Day break as the "gold rush" of last year is no more, while other retailers remain optimistic that mainland visitors will continue ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Brands and Products Expo begins, with millions expected to visit

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... this year, bolstered by big-spending mainland tourists. For the first time, organisers have displayed large banner advertisements for the fair at the Lo Wu border crossing point, CMA vice-president ... to their schedules. "We're not only focusing on mainland tourists," said Ng. "We tend to the needs of people from across the world." About 20 companies are offering bargain deals ...




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