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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Fellow Europeans quit Spain, causing population drop despite Chinese arrivals

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... cent to 297,300, the figures released on Tuesday by the National Statistics Institute showed. Chinese expatriates, many of whom run retail businesses in Spain, were the only foreign nationality ...

  2. Retailers upgrade to take on foreign rivals

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Major retailers in the mainland's inland provinces are boosting their investments in advanced distribution systems to drive expansion, meet customer demand and stay competitive against larger foreign rivals, industry experts said yesterday. 'When you go inland, you'll find a whole lot of regional retailers used to defending their turf just against each ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Industrial districts with a retailing twist

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 03:43am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Low rents at new malls converted from old industrial buildings lure small shops Industrial districts with a retailing twist As a shopaholic, I am happy to get my fashion fix ... favourite patisserie Laduree. But there is a downside. Rents in the prime shopping districts have surged, forcing many local retailers to close or set up in cheaper areas. The upshot ...

  4. News - China - COMPANIES

    China Resources chiefs move to reassure staff after Song Lin sacking

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Eric Ng

    ... cement, banking, retailing, pharmaceuticals and natural gas distribution. A company source said Qiao had not yet met the Hong Kong-based staff of the state-owned company due to the Easter holiday, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    On the tourism front line, low-paid shop staff set HK$1 million monthly sales target

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Amy Nip

    ... to earn commission, says Cheung Lai-ha, general secretary of the Retail, Commerce and Clothing Industries General Union. That leaves workers with just their very low basic salaries. Cheung's ... as a commission, but even that has a sting in the tale. "The biggest problem about the retail sector is a low basic salary," she said. "People work very hard to earn commission by meeting ...

  6. HK has most impulsive shoppers

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Hongkongers are the most likely of shoppers in 10 worldwide markets to go shopping without a list and leave a supermarket with items they would never have thought of buying. This is the finding of a grocery-shopping survey of countries and regions ...

  7. Property - International - INTERIOR DECOR

    Virtual designers offer services halfway across the world

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:24am by Kavita Daswani

    ... to the world of virtual or e-design, where designers are no longer limited to projects within their geographical domain. In what is a burgeoning trend in home and even retail design, designers need ... list for furniture and accessories through retailers that ship internationally and offer discounts. Agnieszka Wilk, co-founder of Decorilla, said that since it started last year, 27 projects ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - China Business - ONLINE RETAILING

    Chinese find their calling as smartphone shoppers

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Sophie Yu

    ... retailers are bringing a digital experience to the physical store. It is critical to bring the benefit of e-commerce, online-to-offline in a bricks-and-mortar environment." China is more advanced in its use of mobile [for shopping] than … anywhere else COLIN LIGHT, PWC The PwC research report, published yesterday, suggested retailers should reshape their business model from ...

  10. China Resources to scale back store openings

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... makes it difficult to find a suitable place to open new stores.' He said the company had initially earmarked HK$2.3 billion in capital spending for its retail businesses this year, ... for the whole year, but earnings from the retail business this year are unlikely to have a positive surprise.' By comparison, performance of the beer business was more encouraging, since beer ...




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