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  1. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    IICG looks to adapt to mainland market as it eyes expansion

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Celine Sun

    ... and the booming e-commerce business squeezes the market share of traditional retailers. Parkson, the retailing arm of Malaysian conglomerate Lion Group, has closed seven of its mainland malls in the past two years, Japanese department store operator Ito-Yokado has said it will shut down two stores in Beijing this year and US electronic-appliance retailer Best Buy was reported last month ...

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    Snapdeal founder's silver linings playbook'

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl faced a rocky start, but has since transformed his business into India's biggest online retail marketplace ... the business model of Alibaba Group with Tmall.com The New Delhi-based company has since achieved about 600 per cent growth last year to become the biggest online retail marketplace in India. It posted ...

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    Mall boss makes space for big ideas

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 01:21am by Sandy Li

    ... their mainland debuts. Fung, founding chairwoman of the Institute of Shopping Centre Management, has more than two decades' experience in retail leasing. She entered the property industry ... at Cheung Kong. She joined SHKP- Hong Kong's biggest private mall owner, with a retail portfolio of 10 million square feet- as a senior leasing manager in 1991. SHKP also owns 5.2 million sq ft ...

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    An accidental career in beauty

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:52am by TIFFANY AP

    ... is a new brand that we're building on a retail platform. More and more, we feel that consumers are looking for something different. For Philosophy, they have several peeling products, so what ...

  5. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Breaking the shopping mould in China

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... profit margin retailers like food and beverage (F&B) outlets and cinemas are struggling to find space in prime retail districts. IFC Mall for instance has nearly halved the number of F&B ... They take up a lot of space and don't really pay that much in rent but we know this is what our shoppers need so we have to balance. Having said that, we want to make sure our retailers ...

  6. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Furla weaves China dream amid affordable luxury boom

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 12:39am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... the next five years. Furla, founded by accessories trader Aldo Furlanetto in 1927, launched its first retail store in Hong Kong a year ago and has since opened 10 more, in addition to two in Macau ... with the top luxury Italian retailers, may have benefited from the shift of emphasis away from logos. "We're seeing logo fatigue overall around the world, and particularly in China, where ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - THE INTERVIEW

    Technology is changing the game

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 02:45am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... conquer the new digital frontiers For traditional retail banks, the real challenge is meeting the needs of today's digitally empowered consumers. Despite efforts to sharpen customer focus, these banks tend to manage their extensive channel networks- including digital- separately, and not as an integrated retail operation. Sushil Saluja, the senior managing director for financial ...

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    French style that changes with the times

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by DENISE TWANG

    ... portfolio, however, is confined to Hong Kong, outside its French home turf, as punishing competition and soaring rents force the fashion house to diversify. "Competition in the retail market has ... customers." A witness to sweeping changes in Hong Kong's retail sector over the past 18 years, Trouble owns and runs 35 stores in the city. Her empire stretches from France, with about 50 stores, ...

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    Passion and patience guide bid for Regent's Hong Kong return

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 10:52am by Denise Tsang

    ... location, second to none – great sea views, easy accessibility, associated with retail, office and luxury residential elements. Another option is looking for a district say a train station stop away ...

  10. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Mary Kay sells the beauty of culture

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... was a visionary. In 1963, even in the United States, women were only washing their faces with soap. Our representatives are running a mobile retail shop and because it's mobile, I am able to get into the Chinese tier three, four and even five cities a lot easier than the retail brands. We're strong in tier three and four now. Our strength is personalised service. It's not about you ...




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