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  1. 'Golden week' tipped to boost rising retail sales

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Retail sales continued to improve last month and retailers expect a further boost from mainland visitors during the National Day 'golden week' holiday, which starts tomorrow. Latest Census and Statistics Department figures showed that the year-on-year decline in retail sales value narrowed significantly last month. It fell 0.2 per cent compared with August last ...

  2. 'Golden week' brings welcome retail boost from mainlanders

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... in the seven days from September 29 to October 5. In a slow year for tourism, the increase in visitors was welcome relief for many retailers. Monthly retail sales have declined year on year in value ... general manager of retail marketing and promotions. Similar double-digit growth was recorded at Sino's malls in the New Territories, Gold Coast Piazza in Castle Peak Bay and Citywalk in Tsuen ...

  3. Retail sales continue their slide

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Daniel Sin Retail sales figures continued to slide in May, while a survey showed Hong Kong shoppers are the keenest bargain hunters in Asia and among the most pessimistic about their financial future. Latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department show retail sales fell 6.2 per cent by value in May, from the same period last year, to HK$21.6 billion, ...

  4. Questions raised on bag levy timetable

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... in time. Lawmakers passed the resolution- which will see a 50-cent charge for each bag- at about 2am yesterday after a 14-hour debate on the budget. Caroline Mak Sui-king, chairwoman of the Retail ... not be introduced a month or two later. Under the law, any retail chain that has five stores, or an individual retailer with a floor size of over 2,000 sq ft, will have to charge the levy if it sells food, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... as chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association. But it's not the image she has of herself. In private life, she is easy-going and seldom the decision maker. 'I don't feel ... very easy-going.' But that does not stop her from stepping into her confident, clear-minded self in front of the media to eloquently voice the concerns and opinions of the retail sector. ...

  7. Shops seek someone to blame for losses

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Wai King Building shop owners said they might seek compensation for their losses if they worked out who should be held responsible for the fatal gas blast. 'I don't know who we should turn to for compensation,' said Lau Hon-fai ...

  8. Focus on mainland shoppers criticised

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Local retailers have become too mainlander-oriented, resulting in a drop in shopping satisfaction for other overseas visitors, according to university research. A Polytechnic ... 'This may be because retailers know that more customers are coming from the mainland,' said the director of PolyU's Asian Centre for Brand Management, Sherriff Luk Ting-kwong. ...

  9. HK$131b wiped off Exchange Fund surplus

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... time soon,' Dr Li said. A lack of jobs, weak consumer sentiment and falling asset prices would weigh heavily on retail sales and domestic demand. Many retailers did not expect ... propensity to spend.' Caroline Mak Sui-king, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, said the retail industry was facing challenges, such as tighter credit from banks, high ...

  10. Vendor boycott ruffles few feathers

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... was peaceful, with police from anti-triad and tactical units monitoring the situation. It was supported by transport workers and retailers after the import quota of 30,000 live chickens from Guangzhou was reduced from 20,000 last month. The boycott organiser Steven Wong Wai-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Poultry Wholesalers' and Retailers' Association, said the action had been ...




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