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  1. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Luk Fook to expand in prime shopping districts as rent rises ease

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Luk Fook to expand in prime districts Luk Fook Holdings International, the second-largest jeweller in Hong Kong by market value, plans to expand in the city's prime shopping ... The company planned to expand in prime locations such as Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui, where it expected growth in jewellery sales, while closing shops elsewhere, he said. "Usually when we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1580963/luk-fook-expand-prime-shopping-districts-rent-rises-ease
  2. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Sportswear firm Li-Ning sees first-half loss soar 218pc

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:07am by TIFFANY AP

    ... from overexpansion and poor brand differentiation. An MB BrandZ study last year found that Li-Ning was the most recognised sports label on the mainland after foreign brands Nike and Adidas. ... planned sell-through momentum on new products, expenses from consolidation of its store network and supply chain, along with overall distribution costs ate up 43.7 per cent of the group's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1573346/transformation-plan-extends-li-nings-losses
  3. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Swiss coffee machine maker is Starbucks' 'secret weapon'

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by BLOOM

    ... Beijing and Shanghai. Starbucks said last month that it planned to add 800 new stores in China and Asia-Pacific in the 2015 financial year. Thermoplan's foray into the world of coffee can ... components kept maintenance simple, Steiner said. For now, the company plans to ride the gains from the spreading social phenomenon that coffee drinking has become. "Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1567886/swiss-coffee-machine-maker-starbucks-secret-weapon
  4. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Anta first to break away from loss-making Chinese sportswear pack

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:27pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... yuan has been set aside to cover bad debts, the closure of flagship stores and other one-off expenses, the profit warning stated. As the two biggest mainland players, the turnaround plans of Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1569186/anta-first-break-away-loss-making-chinese-sportswear-pack
  5. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Duty-free shopping surges in popularity in China

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Celine Sun

    ... goods at steep discounts. Still, CDFG is confident about the mainland market, planning to open more shops in cruise terminals, piers and high-speed railway stations. The firm estimates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1560734/duty-free-shopping-surges-popularity-china
  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Prada shares sold off on earnings slide for first quarter

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by TIFFANY AP

    ... openings for the full year may have to be revised. In January, a Knight Frank study showed that many luxury brands had missed their store-opening targets on the mainland last year, hit by the anti-graft campaign and flagging economic growth. More than 60 per cent of the 45 international retailers it studied, including Prada, Burberry and Gucci, missed their expansion marks. Prada aimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1527015/prada-shares-sold-earnings-slide-first-quarter
  7. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Chinese customers' lack of loyalty puts pressure on brands

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by TIFFANY AP

    ... according to a study by research firm Bain & Company. "The more [mainland consumers] buy a category, the more brands they buy. It's the exact opposite of what marketers want to hear. There's an enormous pressure to re-recruit new shoppers every single year," Bain partner James Root said. The joint study released yesterday by Bain and Kantar Worldpanel analysed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1529584/chinese-customers-lack-loyalty-puts-pressure-brands
  8. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Hong Kong supermarkets concerned by slave claims on Thai fishing fleet

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... It also laid out an initial plan for elections. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1531157/hong-kong-supermarkets-concerned-slave-claims-thai-fishing-fleet
  9. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Robinsons Retail eyes family-owned chains to compete with rival

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... is scouting chains of family-owned stores to expand into faster-growing Philippine towns as part of a plan to compete with retail stores controlled by the nation's richest man, Henry Sy. Robinsons Retail Holdings is looking for family-owned grocery or pharmacy chains of three to eight outlets outside the capital Manila, president Robina Gokongwei-Pe said in an interview. It plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1524112/robinsons-retail-eyes-family-owned-chains-compete-rival
  10. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Slump in China’s wine market forces shake-out, rethink

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:41am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... 90 per cent of the market, according to data from IWSR. The emergence of wine shops in fourth-tier cities and mainland Chinese studying at French and Australian viticulture academies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1524345/slump-chinas-wine-market-forces-shake-out-rethink

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