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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Giordano sales fall 5pc as consumer demand weakens

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Casual wear retailer sees gross profit drop 4pc on 5pc revenue dip, sparking sell-off in shares Giordano sales fall as consumer demand weakens ... The clothing retailer said sales for the three months to September fell to HK$1.27 billion from HK$1.33 billion a year earlier. Gross profit dropped 4 per cent to HK$733 million. For the first nine ...

  2. Investors snap up grade B space

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Easier access to credit has brought property investors back to the market in search of retail stores in non-prime locations and grade B offices. 'The ... of the investment department at property consultancy DTZ. But retail stores in prime locations and grade A offices are no longer being targeted by investors. 'They are now looking for retail properties ...

  3. E-stores unlock a wider world

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the flesh' whether it will be the right fit, either for your figure or your living room? People are doing both. Shopping online for household kit is the retail story of our time, and it's far bigger than home-delivered groceries. 'Shopping online is about to explode,' Forbes reported last year, adding that retailers were expanding their product range, offering incentives ...

  4. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Appliance retailer Gome reveals three-year plan

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Appliance retailer to expand in second-tier cities and diversify its web commerce, but critics fear three-year strategy comes too late Gome has game plan to catch rivals Is electrical appliance retailer Gome merely following its rivals or will its new internet-driven strategy truly jolt it out of the doldrums? China's ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Retail rents and sales mostly still rising in China

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by PAUK HART

    ... Paul Hart Rapid growth of internet shopping may affect Chinese retail sector, but for many store operators, rents and sales are still rising Build it and they will … shop online With consumer markets in Europe and the United States still suffering from the effects of the financial crisis of 2008, China had been the main beacon of hope for retailers looking for a boost ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Demand for Hong Kong retail space set to soar

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Retail market primed for major boost A rising tide of liquidity and the government's latest measures to curb speculative home-buying could combine to drive demand up for retail property investment, say property agents. "More than 50 per cent of our clients who have been investing in luxury homes tell us they are now interested in retail ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Fear not the retail investor- for now

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Institutional buyers can drive stock markets to rallies and crashes but CSRC chief's warning may yet become a self-fulfilling prophecy Fear not the retail investor- ... the retail punters do. Foreign institutions are particularly bad on this. In the case of the mainland's stock markets, however, the retail trade appears to have been in the driver's seat. ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Big music retailers diversify to survive in internet age

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com CD sales are a fraction what they were but video sales are helping to keep sellers afloat Big music retailers diversify to survive in internet age The torrent of technological changes in the past couple of decades may have swept away the numerous music shops that once dotted Hong Kong, but some of the big retailers have managed to hold their ground. Statistics ...

  9. Business - Economy - RETAIL

    Mid-Autumn Festival gives Hong Kong retail sales a bigger boost

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com But less spending on clothes and shoes show that the people are becoming cautious Moon festival gives sales a bigger boost Retail sales in Hong Kong rose more ... for September is probably because of an earlier moon festival (this year)," said Caroline Mak from the Hong Kong retail management association. Mak declined to comment on the rental pressure ...

  10. Business - China Business - COMPANY VISIT

    Sportswear retailer Li Ning faces harsh winter

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... retailer Li Ning faces cold front On a weekday this month at Huawei Centre, a popular shopping spot in Beijing's Xidan shopping district, sales assistants at a Li Ning shop are removing ... the shop had been selling the new collections at full price, but about a week ago, the retailer turned it into "a discount store" to dump off-season products marked down by as much as 70 ...




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