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Hong Kong is one of the world's most exciting cities. There is an endless variety of things to see, eat and buy.

Or then again, is there?

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012, 12:00am

Foreign retailers buying, not renting

Stiff competition for prime locations and soaring rents mean big foreign retailers are shifting from leasing to buying land to develop their stores in mainland cities.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Colourful temptations for the family

Horizon Plaza caters to children of all ages with fun, fashionable and educational items available under one roof, tempting parents and little ones alike.

The plaza is the ideal place to go for well-priced or high-end gifts and furniture, and has a reputation as a centre for must-haves for a new baby or growing family.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland consumers adapt to supermarket culture

In the early years of China's market reforms, one of the most visible signs of opening up was the presence of foreign brands such as Coca-cola, Pepsi and Colgate. Their gradual arrival since 1978 heralded a period of strong growth in the sales of frequently bought consumer goods such as packaged food and toiletries.

1 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Deputies demand laws to halt spread of megastores

Laws are needed to control the reckless development of megastores on the mainland, according to a group of NPC deputies.

The proposal, supported by 100 deputies, calls for a law requiring hearings to approve the opening of any more of the large stores, which have sprouted in most major cities.

13 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Sales tricks

While many shops closed over Lunar New Year, most supermarket chains and convenience stores stayed open.

This made sense, as the fixed costs, like rent and equipment, were there already.

16 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

talk back


Q Do women workers receive fair treatment in Hong Kong?

I don't think that women are treated unfairly in the working environment of Hong Kong. Men are good at systematising, while women excel in sympathising. This is an unchangeable fact, correct? Nowadays, we must count not only fairness but also effectiveness and efficiency.

15 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Wet markets start to dry up as superstores lure young shoppers

Quarry Bay wet market stallholder Mrs Wong said ParknShop and Wellcome's superstores had taken away 10 per cent of her chicken retail business in recent years - but she said she was luckier than most.

She said stalls selling fish or fruit and vegetables had been harder hit, even though the superstores sold chilled chickens for about $25, half the price of her live chickens.

12 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Viral marketing

HONG KONG'S dirty wet markets are notorious for everything from their putrid air to the poultry droppings and overflowing sewage that often contaminate their floors.

26 May 2001 - 12:00am

Failed upgrade

The ParknShop supermarket at South Horizons has undergone a major 'upgrade' and is now larger.

However, there has been a deterioration in quality and there is less choice for customers.

This is because a lot of the supermarket space is allocated for wet-market produce, which means the space allocated for other goods has been dramatically reduced.

12 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Irritating 'traffic jams' still the norm

Further to Glenn Sweitzer's letter headlined, 'Dangerous' (South China Morning Post, June 29), about the dangers of overstocked supermarket aisles and the stocking procedures that are carried out by staff during operating hours, I would also like to point out the inconvenience to customers.

6 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

ParknShop hit by summonses over food licences

A new ParknShop store in Causeway Bay faces legal action for allegedly operating a cooked-food stall and bakery without a licence.

12 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

He is part of Hong Kong's supermarket revolution

HAD anyone told Lai Shui-hei five years ago that supermarkets would one day be his lifeline, he would have laughed.

Air-conditioned interiors lit by fluorescent tubes and divided neatly into well-swept, wide aisles were a world away from his natural habitat: the trawlers and wet markets where he had toiled day and night as a fisherman for most of his life.

22 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

peter johnston

PETER JOHNSTON is the Quality Assurance Manager at Park 'n Shop. When you go into one of its stores and see the ubiquitous proclamation 'We're watching out for you', the person who's really keeping a sharp lookout is Johnston. He's the man in the food front-line battling against bacteria, pesticides and government ineptitude.

4 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

A head of her time

HAVING failed to set screens on fire with her movie debut in Fair Game, wannabe actress Cindy Crawford is now combining acting with something she does a little better: posing.

The face of Omega watches, so to speak, and a regular Revlon girl, supermodel Cindy is poised for world television exposure in a new watch commercial.

30 Jun 1996 - 12:00am