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  1. Some feel embarrassed to take bags to shops

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than a tenth of survey respondents- including executives and professionals- say they will not take their own bags for shopping after the plastic bag levy kicks in next ... shops will begin charging 50 cents per plastic bag in about a week, but sceptics have queried whether it can cut use. Rubbish bag sales had risen 30 per cent as vendors expected increased demand ...

  2. Boy injured as shopping centre door breaks

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A four-year-old boy injured his arms and legs after a glass door broke at the Yat Tung shopping centre in Tung Chung yesterday. Police said they would see if the boy had used excess force to open the door, while his mother vowed legal action. A centre spokesman said the panels were thoroughly inspected in April and again two weeks ago, and no faults were found. ...

  3. Most fast-food shops not wheelchair-friendly

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than 90 per cent of the major chains' fast-food restaurants in Hong Kong are not user-friendly for disabled diners, a survey has found. Seventy branches of Fairwood, Cafe de Coral, beef-bowl specialist Yoshinoya, KFC, Maxim MX and McDo ...

  4. MTR Corp to spend more on malls to encourage shopping

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The MTR Corporation is prepared to increase spending on decorations and promotions at its 11 shopping malls by 10 per cent next year, despite signs of consumer spending slowing in the past two months. Chief shopping centre manager Candy Ng Chui-lok said some tenants at Telford Plaza in Kowloon Bay, one of the MTR's most popular malls, had reported slower sales since ...

  5. Shops and diners turn on cheer

    Posted Dec 26th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Barclay Crawford, Felix Chan

    ... Barclay Crawford, Felix Chan and Anita Lam Business as usual as doors open wide for shoppers on Christmas Day Shops were open, restaurants were packed, most of the city had barely slept ... on Christmas Eve, yesterday it was time for the restaurants and shopping malls to turn on the cheer. From expensive haute cuisine with a distinct Christmas flavour, to the simple homemade dishes served ...

  6. Money dealers shut up shop on the yuan

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of a money exchange in Causeway Bay refused to sell at the old rate of $105.7 yuan for $100, even though he was advertising the rate in his shop window. 'What's the point? Hong Kong dollars ... mainland customers' appetites for consumption,' said Bowie Cheung Mei-ling. 'I hope this will bring us more business.' Ken Tsang, who manages a goldsmith's shop nearby, ...

  7. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Stores forecast Lunar New Year sales boost

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... in the double digits since June last year. However, with buyers' appetite for shopping returning in the past two months, the Hong Kong Retail Management Association said sales in January and February could go up by between 12 and 13 per cent in dollar terms. "The coming week will be a prime shopping time for local residents and mainland visitors ahead of the Lunar New Year, ...

  8. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Challenges ahead as data disappoints

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com HK sees sales rise just 8.1 per cent in the traditionally busy summer shopping season Challenges ahead as data disappoints The city's retail sector looks set for challenging times, with sales growth in the traditionally busy summer shopping season lower than expected. Retail sales in August rose just 8.1 per cent year on year in value terms, ...

  9. Business - China Business - LOGISTICS

    Delivering uncertainty

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Anita Lam

    ... could be on shaky ground. China is set to replace the United States as the world's biggest online shopping market this year, with transactions of 18 trillion yuan (HK$22.8 trillion) likely ...

  10. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Gome expects earnings to improve

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Mainland home appliance firm says integration of online and physical shops will boost margins Gome expects earnings to improve Gome Electrical Appliances expects a rebound in gross profit margin this year although its e-commerce business will remain a liability in the short term. With the company teaming up with Alibaba's consumer shopping ...




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