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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by STAFF

    ... executive election.   Government releases May retail figures Those involved in the retail sector wait for the release of the government retail figures for May. This follows a sharp 9.8 per cent slide in retail sales in April, as mainland tourists slowed purchases of luxury goods, including watches and jewellery. It was the sharpest decline in retail sales since February 2009. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Economy

    China retail sales lead business activity weakness, survey finds

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:01am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Retail weakness puts drag on China growth Slowing retail sales stand out as the primary drag on the mainland's economic growth so far this year, while activity in almost every other business ... publisher CBB International, said in a statement accompanying the results. "There is certainly gloom, but also perhaps a bit of light." The fall-off in retail extended far beyond luxury ...

  5. Four of the best prove value of teamwork

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Grace Wu

    ... Grace Wu Outstanding customer service comes from the sincere attitude of frontline staff, dedicated coaching of supervisors and ceaseless support of retailers, according to recipients ... retail worker. She guided him all the way and gave demonstrations to him in person. Finally, her colleague was able to adapt. The Best Team Performance category requires a frontline member ...

  6. News - China Insider - TECHNOLOGY

    Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone- the Mi4

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 07:40pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... phonemaker Samsung. Designed for use as an alarm clock and exercise monitor, the Mi Band works in conjunction with the Mi4 and will retail for 79 yuan (HK$99). According to company founder Lei Jun, ...

  7. Property - International - MIDDLE EAST

    Rise of Dubai property market slowing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... earlier in May. Other parts of Dubai's property market- hotels, retail space and offices- are further back in the cycle and remain in phases of accelerating rental growth, the JLL report ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Popular boss Chou Cheng-ngok reads between the lines on bookselling business

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Amy Nip

    ... Hing was grouped under the World Book Company, and in 1936, Chinese book retailing started under the name of Popular Book Company. Chou, freshly armed with a master's degree in political ... Holdings now has about 160 retail outlets, more than 1.5 million members and organises its own book fairs in Singapore and Malaysia. It is also the largest exporter of titles from Taiwan ...

  9. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Sinopharm to step up drug sales in retail sector

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:32am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Sinopharm to step up sales in retail sector Sinopharm, the mainland's largest drug distributor, plans to boost retail sales to more than 10 billion yuan (HK$12.5 billion) in 2016, said Li Zhiming, the state-owned firm's president. Last year, the firm's drug retail sales rose 17.5 per cent to 4.83 billion yuan. "We ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Alibaba teams up with mainland banks to offer loans to SMEs

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Sophie Yu

    ... through customs and logistics channels. Alibaba, led by its founder and chairman Jack Ma Yun, has reshaped the retail and logistics sectors in China. It was the first internet company to launch ...




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