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  1. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Daily items top mainland China tourists' Hong Kong shopping list

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Unlike big spenders, visitors with limited budget go for medicines, milk powder and snacks Daily items top mainland tourists' HK shopping list Medicines ... tourists, Lu said he did not buy any designer label goods. "I came here for fun," he said. "Luxury items are beyond my budget." Another mainland tourist said he had come from ...

  2. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    'Don't cap visitors, build more shops', retailers urge

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... into the city, or even cap the number of mainland tourists, have grown stronger recently as ever-increasing visitor numbers weighed on Hong Kong's traffic, space and resources. Caroline Mak ... Anita Lam Anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong Retail Management Association urges the government to ignore calls to restrict the numbers of mainland shoppers 'Don't cap visitors, build ...

  3. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Dymocks plans growth despite changing habits

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Denise Tsang

    ... retailers exercise caution in renewing contracts amid growing discontent against mainland tourists and the uncertain political climate. But despite the rental challenges and a smaller store ... more bookstores to move upstairs from street levels. "The retail property market is still buoyant in step with the rising numbers of inbound tourists," he said. "This means ...

  4. 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

    ... noted a rise in less affluent mainland visitors and the change in tourist consumption from luxury goods towards mid-priced products- daily necessities such as beauty or personal care goods. ... months of last year, same-day visitors from the mainland accounted for 65.4 per cent or 8.26 million tourists and it is essential for the government to discover a new retail hub to capture ...

  5. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Chinese tourist spending in Hong Kong still on the rise

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... tourist spending still rising Big-spending tourists from the mainland may not be immune to the country's economic slowdown but their spending in Hong Kong is still on the rise, says the Hong Kong Tourism Board. "Spending [of high-end mainland tourists] in Hong Kong is not down. It's still up against the past quarter but we see the rate of increase is slowing down," ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    DFS follows Chinese tourists to boost sales

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... mainland tourists to boost sales The world's largest duty-free retailer DFS Group will add more outlets outside Asia as mainland travellers, who now contribute more than half of the firm's global sales, find tourist destinations farther away from home. Mainland tourists, who barely made an impression on DFS' income even a decade ago, had overtaken the Japanese ...

  7. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Growth in mainland Chinese interest in premium Swiss watches surges

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:26am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainlanders' online interest in high-end timepieces shows the strongest growth in a global study, with the women's segment giving a boost Curbs fail to dent China demand for luxury watches Watch: Watchmakers show their best time-pieces at Baselworld While the consumption of luxury goods in mainland China fell sharply last year, online ...

  8. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Mainland China sportswear sector not out of the woods yet

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Industry players are struggling with sagging numbers after Olympics spending binge and unrealistic expectations of market demand Sportswear sector not out of the woods yet The mainland's sportswear retailers have been struggling with sagging numbers after over-expansion in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and unrealistic expectations ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Hong Kong retail group head sounds caution as January sales rise 16.8pc

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... mainland tourists, which saw a group hurl abuse at shoppers on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. "We feel that Hong Kong is a free city. Everybody has their right for free expression but we hope that people don't act out in an ugly way," she said. "When Hong Kong devised the independent traveller scheme to open up to tourists from mainland cities, nobody in Hong Kong raised ...

  10. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Gold hunt: jewellery outshines luxury goods in golden week

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Gold tops mainlanders' shopping lists as the hunt for favoured bracelets and necklaces keeps the visitors away from their traditional haunts Jewellery outshines luxury in golden week Mainland tourists spent less on luxury products during the first two days of the "golden week" holiday as they remained preoccupied with gold ...




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