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  1. Business - Economy

    Cut in US retail orders points to troubled recovery

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Wal-Mart and Nike among big chains reducing shipments despite approach of Christmas season Cut in US retail orders points to troubled recovery The recovery in the United States retail sector has been slower than expected, with big store chains said to be cutting orders despite the approaching Christmas season because of high inventory levels. Apart from ...

  2. Meat retailers hit out at claims of price fixing

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Anita Lam Pork prices down, vendors say Fresh-meat retailers yesterday hit out at the government's accusations of price fixing and claimed to have reduced selling ... price cuts had been seen at the retail level. The Hong Kong Fresh Meat Merchants' Association said the comment and data were misleading and that the accusation was unfounded. 'The ...

  3. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Stores forecast Lunar New Year sales boost

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... market may bring back double-digit growth to the local retail market during the Lunar New Year, retailers said. Hong Kong's once vibrant retail sector has not experienced growth in the double digits since June last year. However, with buyers' appetite for shopping returning in the past two months, the Hong Kong Retail Management Association said sales in January ...

  4. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Challenges ahead as data disappoints

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com HK sees sales rise just 8.1 per cent in the traditionally busy summer shopping season Challenges ahead as data disappoints The city's retail sector looks set for challenging times, with sales growth in the traditionally busy summer shopping season lower than expected. Retail sales in August rose just 8.1 per cent year on year in value terms, ...

  5. Business - China Business - LOGISTICS

    Delivering uncertainty

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Anita Lam

    ... growth of e-commerce on the mainland has made logistics the next big thing for investors. But low profitability and fierce competition between online retailers means some of these investments ... up 1.3 trillion yuan in transactions last year, few online retailers were profitable. Their ambitions in the logistics sector may only lead to bigger capital expenditure and greater financial ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Gome expects earnings to improve

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... site Tmall to boost internet sales, the second-largest home appliance retailer on the mainland is hopeful that its e-commerce business could break even by the end of the year. "We ... a campaign last month to bring product prices at its retail shops down to the level of its online stores. But Fang said that was not feasible and Gome would not follow suit. "If you look ...

  7. Business - China Business - SURVEYS

    Brain drain fears as 3 in 10 want to quit Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:56am by Anita Lam

    ... the financial, retail and manufacturing sectors, said they wanted to move to a new country in the new year. This was not only because they have less confidence in Hong Kong's future but also ...

  8. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Phoenix share sale likely to be big draw

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by Anita Lam

    ... likely to be big draw Phoenix Healthcare, the first mainland hospital group seeking a listing in Hong Kong, is tipped to be a front runner when it opens its retail book today, along with two ... But the amortisation was coming to an end, he added, and the sector's gross margin level should rebound by next year. Phoenix will offer the retail market 201 million shares at HK$5.88 to HK$7.38 each. ...

  9. Business - Companies - MEDIA

    Bright ad ideas lost in multimedia gaps

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Anita Lam

    ... agency pitched an idea to the Standard Chartered marathon that would have allowed runners to receive timely greetings, advice or even promotions from friends, retailers and the organiser along ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Exports head for end-of-year bounce

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:57am by Anita Lam

    ... in general but some special toys and gadgets had become hits. Garments and apparel were weak, with US retailer chain Wal-Mart and sportswear giant Nike slashing orders amid rising inventory, ...




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