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  1. Lifestyle

    Local businesses pushed out by luxury retailers catering to the mainland

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am

    ... and accounted for 28 per cent of revenue in the retail sector. But the stampede to tap this lucrative market has roused increasing resentment among Hongkongers, as many homegrown businesses and services ... of their observations are echoed by cultural commentators and real-estate agents specialising in retail properties. Sameness in the retail landscape is most obvious in the major shopping districts of Causeway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1255737/local-businesses-pushed-out-luxury-retailers-catering-mainland
  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    J. Crew CEO Millard Drexler explains why the retailer is expanding into Asia

    Posted May 19th 2014, 09:21am by Jing Zhang

    ... be the city's biggest fashion retail opening this year- when J. Crew's stores finally launch in Hong Kong. After successfully testing the market in a partnership with Lane Crawford that began ... locations." News came in March that talks with Japanese company Fast Retailing (which owns Japanese high street giant Uniqlo and US labels Theory and J Brand) to acquire the brand from its private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1513556/j-crew-ceo-millard-drexler-explains-why-retailer-expanding
  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    'Curated retail' stores are proving popular, but many face high rents

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman life@scmp.com As Hong Kong's shopping malls evolve into small cities, compact, design-led 'curated retail' outlets areon the rise, writes Abid Rahman Close circle of trends Hong Kong's position as one of the world's top shopping destinations is rarely questioned and, with the rapacious development of more retail space, the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1508343/curated-retail-stores-are-proving-popular-many-face-high
  4. Lifestyle - ETIQUETTE

    Stop being so rude! Etiquette coaching on the rise in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:42pm by Mark Sharp

    ... retailers, banks and hotels. Among his clients are executives from the mainland who want to boost their confidence for meetings with those from other cultures. As Chinese businesses grow, more want ... the person does, and their position. I find that's a common mistake." So also helps brands looking to improve the service quality of their frontline staff. One large European retail brand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1593168/social-graces-corporate-warriors
  5. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi looks to muscle in on digital wristband market with low-price offering

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by WU NAN

    ... exercise and sleeping patterns, retailed for 690 yuan. It responded to Xiaomi's aggressive pricing strategy by introducing a 99 yuan version of the band. "The current wearable device ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591928/xiaomi-looks-muscle-digital-wristband-market-low-price-offering
  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Handmade is the new luxe

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 11:37am by DIANA D'ARENBERG

    ... Diana d'Arenberg life@scmp.com Retailer bags handcrafted luxe goods Change is afoot in the retail luxury world, and it's bringing back some good old-fashioned values. From ... leathers from Alvaro Gonzalez, the Florentine design director of Valextra. Internationally renowned architect and designer of Lane Crawford's IFC retail space, Yabu Pushelberg, will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1585122/handmade-new-luxe
  7. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese online sellers tout 'special' iPhone 6 editions, but they don't exist

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:52am by Keira Lu Huang, Sophie Yu

    ... mainland online vendor has claimed. "It is a version available only in Macau," claims the vendor, which has had a presence on online retail platform Taobao.com for more than seven years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590441/mainland-online-sellers-tout-special-iphone-6-editions-they-dont-exist
  8. Business - Companies

    Apple seeks fashion ties amid smartwatch speculation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:12am by Reuters

    ... the company hosted what it called a "first-of-its-kind event" at an Apple Store in New York to showcase fashion and retail apps to a group of style editors, according to an invitation seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1587438/apple-seeks-fashion-ties-amid-smartwatch-speculation
  9. News - World

    Apple unveils larger iPhones and smartwatch

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 01:35am by AP

    ... developers will be able to design apps that can be viewed differently when the phone is held horizontally. Apple also introduced a system for using the phone to make credit card payments at retail ... at a retailer. Apple announced several merchants that will accept this system, including Macy’s, Whole Foods, Walgreens and Disney stores — and of course, Apple stores. Many companies have tried to push ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589041/apple-unveils-iphone-6-and-6-plus-different-screen-sizes
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Facing the music on hold on the telephone

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MCT

    ... of Retailing puts it: "Music reduces the negative effects of waiting because it distracts attention from the passage of time, and, as a result, consumers perceive the length of the wait ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1590954/facing-music-hold-telephone

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