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  1. Retailers upgrade to take on foreign rivals

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Major retailers in the mainland's inland provinces are boosting their investments in advanced distribution systems to drive expansion, meet customer demand and stay competitive against larger foreign rivals, industry experts said yesterday. 'When you go inland, you'll find a whole lot of regional retailers used to defending their turf just against each ...

  2. Giant treasure trove a market of marvels

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flea market in Paris. The 25,000 sqft of retail space is a haven for treasure hunters, looking for goods such as teak furniture, Afghan carpets, Tibetan trunks, antique clocks, classic magazine ... mammoth tusks from Siberia and fossil fish from Wyoming. The range, which is available for retail, grew out of Robbins' own interest in fossils. Its addition to the store, however, goes back ...

  3. Size the limit

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... larger sizes because her clientele is specific, whereas local retailers have to cater to the majority. 'The Caucasian expat community represents less than 10 per cent of the Hong Kong ... they represent the majority of their customer base,' she says. In addition, ordering larger sizes can pose potential problems for retailers in the long run since many say their large-sized items ...

  4. letters

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vending machine is a real beauty There is a new and stylish vending machine that sells beauty products like hair straighteners and curlers. But what is unique about this machine is that instead of giving you the physical product, it does the beauty servic ...

  5. Italian cheese stocks run out in HK

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung, Ng Yuk-hang The huge cloud of volcanic ash that has cut off much of Europe from the world is continuing to strangle food imports to Hong Kong, with not only fresh Norwegian salmon off the menu but Italian cheese fast running out. Massimo Sfr ...

  6. Expo's vendors look back to good old days of economic downturn

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Despite higher turnout, exhibitors at the Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo are looking back at last year's event during the economic downturn with nostalgia because bargain hunters seem to be spending less this time around. The expo attr ...

  7. A breath of fresh air

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... I was committing career suicide. But I resolved these questions to my satisfaction and quickly moved on with the job transition. Has your experience in fashion, marketing and retail been useful? One ...

  8. Shoppers turn to net for quick fix

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the retail sector looks for new ways to make the customer experience more rewarding and optimise efficiencies, consumers in Asia are increasingly using online shopping and one-click convenience to check the availability and choice of merchandise. 'As more people use online services, retailers are employing technology that allows them to interact and communicate seamlessly ...

  9. Managing different generations at work- Alessandra Piovesana

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alessandra Piovesana Regional managing director- North Asia, Nuance-Watson (HK) Importance Retail is a people-led business. To succeed in retail, we need to understand and respect the fact individuals have different values, ideas and ways of communicating. In our airport retail business, we are managing differences in cultures, languages, aspirations, needs and preferences among ...

  10. Retail growth in HK expected to slow to 1.3pc

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Hong Kong's retail sector growth will slow to 1.3 per cent next year from the estimated 5.6 per cent this year while the wider Asia-Pacific market is expected to grow 6 per cent from ... after next year through 2014. The report says retail sales in the city have been weighed down by unemployment that is expected to remain above 2008 levels through the forecast period, ...




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