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  1. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Vendors protest against costs after bird-flu scare; chickens and sympathy in short supply More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices About half of Hong Kong's estimated 130 chicken retailers will be closed for business this week in protest at soaring wholesale prices, while traders have warned of a further drop in supply expected in coming weeks ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Live chicken may be off the menu as retailers plan boycott over price rises

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by LO WEI, Emily Tsang

    ... Lo Wei and Emily Tsang Live-chicken retailers plan boycott as prices soar Fresh chicken could be off the menu for the second time this year from Monday as a poultry traders' association urges retailers to suspend sales in protest at soaring wholesale prices. At least 10 of the city's 130 live-chicken retailers have so far agreed to join the boycott, while owners ...

  3. News - Asia

    Retailers launch Bangladesh factory inspection

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Safety experts hired by Western retailers will begin a mass inspection on Wednesday Safety experts hired by Western retailers such as H&M and Benetton ... or fire escapes on every floor. The latest inspection drive is the biggest ever undertaken by any government, international agency or retailer, according to Wayss. However, observers say ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    China’s second-largest online retailer JD.com announces US IPO listing

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 02:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The online retailer JD.com aims to raise US$1.5 billion (HK$1.9 billion) in an initial public offering in the US, according to a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, making it the largest IPO of a Chinese internet company in the US so far. The company is China’s second-largest online retailer after Alibaba. It has ...

  5. News - World - FASHION

    US retail store mannequins get a more realistic makeover

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... tall, thin, faceless dummies in their windows and aisles. It is part of retailers' efforts to make them look more like the women who wear their clothes, which means not only adding fat ... are increasingly buying online, stores are seeing mannequins as a tool to entice them. For the past two years, luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has been showcasing more mannequins with hair, make-up ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CAPACITY

    Retail sales revenue rises despite crowded shops and poor service

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Retail revenues soar but service suffers Retail sales revenue has more than doubled in the past 10 years, but growth in the number of shops and staff is lagging far behind, the latest statistics suggest. Shop workers say consumer demand is outpacing supply, leading to crowded stores and poor service. Figures from the Hong Kong Retail Management ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Chicken row: prices high and stocks low as sellers and suppliers clash

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Supply of live poultry from farmers to retailers drops by half in a day, as sellers' boycott goes on Chicken row: prices high, stocks low The supply of live chickens from farmers to retailers dropped by half from Sunday to 6,350 yesterday, while one in every two sellers was estimated to have shut up shop as part of a week-long protest over high ...

  8. News - World - HACKING

    Target, Neiman Marcus not only US retailers to have networks hacked

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 10:44am by Reuters

    ... retailers Target and luxury chain Neiman Marcus are not the only US retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday shopping season last year, according to sources familiar with attacks on other merchants that have yet to be publicly disclosed. Smaller breaches on at least three other well-known US retailers took place and were conducted using similar techniques as the one ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China’s wily fake goods importers have Japanese officials on the run

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Fabricants, an international organisation set up to protect intellectual property rights. "Most of the fake products used to be sold to retailers in Japan, who would then try to sell them ... retail experts can be caught out, with five big department stores forced to issue recall notices in January after selling 200 Chan Luu bracelets, which sell for as much as ¥30,000, that were ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Task force addresses manpower crunch in retail industry

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 03:35am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Task force deals with retail staff shortage A government task force has rolled out a series of measures to tackle the retail industry's manpower problems, but remains split on whether bosses should be allowed to import staff. The Task Force on Manpower Development of the Retail Industry, comprising 16 members appointed in March, released its report ...




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