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  1. HK has most impulsive shoppers

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Hongkongers are the most likely of shoppers in 10 worldwide markets to go shopping without a list and leave a supermarket with items they would never have thought of buying. This is the finding of a grocery-shopping survey of countries and regions ...

  2. China Resources to scale back store openings

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... makes it difficult to find a suitable place to open new stores.' He said the company had initially earmarked HK$2.3 billion in capital spending for its retail businesses this year, ... for the whole year, but earnings from the retail business this year are unlikely to have a positive surprise.' By comparison, performance of the beer business was more encouraging, since beer ...

  3. Insolvency fund may see 9,500 claims

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... difficult year and it will affect business in every sector. Most applicants affected by bad economic conditions are usually from the catering, retail, construction, export and import, and transport ... claims were filed in November and last month- about a third of the total number of applications received last year. 'I believe the closure of chain retail stores such as U-Right [a clothing ...

  4. Abundant supply drags down retail rents in major cities

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Retail rents in major mainland cities fell in the second quarter owing to an abundant supply of retail space, and property consultancy Knight Frank expects the market to continue consolidating next year. Demand for retail space remained low, Knight Frank said, as local retailers stayed cautious about opening new outlets in the second quarter even though ...

  5. Shoot from the hip

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... of shopping experience that will encourage them to open their wallets. Boutique owner Catherine Martsch thinks she's found the answer with her retail venture Love It, which is causing a buzz ... week), Martsch looks like she been working in fashion for years, but Love It is her first venture in retail. 'Even though I worked in banking, my forte was marketing and brand innovation. ...

  6. Calls mount for regulation of supermarket promotions

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that shoppers should also be responsible and compare prices, rather than accuse retailers of overpricing. A Consumer Council report last week found that ParknShop and Wellcome - the two leading ...

  7. Powerlong tips 224pc jump in profit for year

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... billion) for the year to December. The builder of residential-retail projects in the mainland's inland cities is selling one billion shares at HK$3.30 to HK$4.90 each. Net profit was 937 ... residential developments and large retail centres. The company sells residential units and high-street shops to generate revenue while holding on to large shopping centres as long-term investments. ...

  8. Strong start for battle against plastic bags

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Tanna Chong and Nicola Li The battle to cut plastic bag waste got off to an encouraging start yesterday, with 70 per cent of shoppers bringing their own bags, retailers estimated. But retailers also reported a drop in both the volume of sales and the number of shoppers, although they would have to wait for the figures. The percentage of shoppers that retailers said ...

  9. New World to revamp department store network

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... year's gross revenue of 10 billion yuan. The mainland retailer controlled by NWD was listed on the stock exchange in 2007. Armed with an annual cash flow of about HK$3 billion, the firm would ...

  10. Supermarket chain gets around bag levy

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... The move was discovered yesterday as the Environmental Protection Department released the full list of retailers permitted to collect the 50 cent levy, beginning next Tuesday. The list, available at the EPD's website, names more than 50 retailers comprising more than 2,800 outlets. Ka Hing Food Supermarket, which has four stores in Hong Kong, has stopped selling medicine. Only retailers selling ...




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