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  1. Rewriting the retail conventions

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... of shopping long ago, but within the ever-changing urban environment there are always new trends and options on which property owners and retailers can seek to capitalise. For example, a recent study ... and La Foret mall in the heart of Causeway Bay, or the CTMA Centre in Mong Kok, are typical. Departing from the usual style of vertical retailing, seen in places like Times Square or Langham ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669509/rewriting-retail-conventions
  2. Local architects make environment a priority

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... big commercial concerns with their own office towers to boutique retailers with a few up-market stores- to seek advice and accept solutions which put care for the environment ahead of other ... it forward.' Citing the example of the retail sector, he said that, in the past, a flagship boutique in Asia might have had Italian marble, fabrics typically flown in from Europe and, maybe, furniture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691524/local-architects-make-environment-priority
  3. New technology in place to track down products

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Warehouse retail chain is catalyst for pushing suppliers and logistics companies to embrace electronic system. Reports by John Cremer Sam's Club may not be a household name in Asia, ... providers and retailers. 'Traceability is going to be the killer application for RFID in future, so you know exactly where the goods are- at the point of manufacture, in the warehouse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653950/new-technology-place-track-down-products
  4. Welcome to the cautious recovery

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... in GDP or better-than-average gains against a few market indices. What concerns employers and job seekers is the 'real economy', such as forward factory orders, actual retail spending, ... to 1,889 and retail plus wholesale surged from 975 to 1,516 new openings. Auguring well for the general health of the broader economy there were also marked increases in education and training- up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695614/welcome-cautious-recovery
  5. Bankers seek a new balance

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... for 2010 and enhancing retail banking performance. The afternoon session would feature four breakout sessions catering to distinct areas of specialist interest. These would centre on business innovation and people strategies; corporate banking; operations and information systems; and the new landscape for wealth management within retail banking. 'We have also invited the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698922/bankers-seek-new-balance
  6. Coffee purveyor offers lessons in success- and the odd failure

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... expansion to be examined in detail. Participants were also given an insight into the choices faced by Starbucks as it sought not only to extend its retail operations at a phenomenal pace but also to leverage the brand into new product areas and activities. Did it make sense to form a partnership to supply and sell coffee through McDonald's? Would a retail style that had worked so well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488213/coffee-purveyor-offers-lessons-success-and-odd-failure
  7. Balancing the books

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Most prayers offered up by asset managers went unanswered during the wild ride of the past 12 months, but Douglas Eu can at least give thanks for one thing. 'We are blessed by the fact that we have a mix between equity products and fixed income, and between institutional and retail clients,' says the chief executive, Asia-Pacific, for Allianz Global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678304/balancing-books
  8. Mix of preservation and regeneration

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... and the restaurants, retail areas and public facilities would undergo a complete refurbishment. Importantly, though, the water feature in the lobby- a backdrop for millions of photos- would remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674434/mix-preservation-and-regeneration
  9. Risk reduction requires knowledge of hidden issues

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... it right' is a matter of focusing on three core elements- people, process and tools- and not letting up. 'Many of the big multinationals and retailers are not putting enough emphasis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653246/risk-reduction-requires-knowledge-hidden-issues
  10. Cellarman uncorks vintage career

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... can't do,' said Mr Willis, business development manager for the firm's Hong Kong operation, where he looks after marketing strategy and PR for the retail trade, private clients ... Mr Willis. So, he did the obvious thing and took a Saturday job in the cellar at Berrys, shifting boxes, looking after stock and, in the pre-Christmas rush, helping out in the retail store ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686442/cellarman-uncorks-vintage-career

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