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  1. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Dymocks plans growth despite changing habits

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

    ... offering merchandise such as greeting cards, licensed products and educational toys, she added. Tam said the bookstore's customers are primarily Westerners or mainland and Hong Kong Chinese ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Daily items top mainland China tourists' Hong Kong shopping list

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

    ... a frozen food store in Foshan, Guangdong province, travels to Hong Kong two or three times a year. "I spent about HK$20,000 on medicines as we don't trust mainland products," he ... Beijing with his wife and their three-year-old daughter. They spent about HK$30,000, mainly on an Apple computer, electronic items and some medicinal products. "We have a holiday every ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Prada pins growth hopes on China's luxury sector

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... market for luxury fashion products will be the main driver of growth at Italian group Prada, the company said yesterday after reporting stable profits last year. Prada played down talk ... gifts. Some luxury product groups, which had experienced booming sales to a new middle class in China, have reported signs of a slowdown in their activities there, blaming in part the crackdown ...

  5. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Mainland China sportswear sector not out of the woods yet

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

    ... all lower than a year ago, the survey showed. Xtep and Peak Sport Products saw a profit decline of more than 20 per cent last year. Net profit for 361 Degrees International, which took ... on its products last month, although this was an improvement from 70 per cent off last year. Standard Chartered head of consumer research Charles Yan Zhixiong remains bearish on the sector, ...

  6. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Want Want China profit soars on back of lower raw material costs

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:26am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Want Want profit soars on back of lower costs Shares of Want Want China, the mainland's top snack food and dairy products maker, jumped as much as 7 per cent yesterday after it reported net profit grew by nearly a quarter last year. Lower costs for key raw materials, product price increases and a better sales mix were the main ...

  7. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Sun Art aims to boost market share by opening more stores

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by TIFFANY AP

    ... While the second half of 2013 was flat from weaker sales of high-end products, management said numbers for January and February picked up with same-stores sales growth of 1 to 2 per cent. ... said it would evaluate rolling out the product to other markets. ...

  8. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Shanghai outlet centre to promote affordable Italian luxury

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 10:21am by Daniel Ren

    ... an institute to develop mainland fashion designers. "A developed and healthy luxury market in China will benefit the country's move to push its products up the value chain with excellent designs and creativity," Ding said. Chinese shoppers, including those from Hong Kong and Macau, were the world's largest buyers of luxury products last year, spending a total of 350 ...

  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

    ... products typically given as gifts during the Lunar New Year holiday. The categories that did not do so well were electronics, which dropped 18.2 per cent, motor vehicles, which fell 13.7 per cent, ...

  10. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Circle K's parent reports 6.9pc drop in net profit on higher operating costs

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... the temperatures drop, Circle K tends to see less sales of drinks and ice cream products." Group financial director Sam Hui Chi-ho said the second and third quarter, during the summer, was its peak ... various lifestyle products including skincare, housewares, stationery and food, providing customers with several ways to combine the online and offline shopping experience. "It's ...




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