Caroline Mak

Mixing and matching: Caroline Mak

Photo: Nora Tam

Visual artist Caroline Mak leads a double life. Since 2010, in addition to maintaining her art practice, she has been running a successful beverage company, Brooklyn Soda Works, with her boyfriend, research chemist Antonio Ramos, in New York.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 3:44pm

HK sales growth slows as mainlanders nip spending

Mainlanders kept a tight hold on their purse strings in May, putting a pinch on the fast growth of Hong Kong's retail sales.

The Census and Statistics Department said yesterday that the total retail value in May was an estimated HK$36 billion, up just 8.8 per cent from a year earlier, and the weakest month-on-month expansion in nearly three years.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mainlanders help propel HK sales to record high

Retailers in Hong Kong look to have had their best Christmas ever, with overall retail sales expected to have surged as much as 25 per cent from a year ago to a record high, the Retail Management Association says.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Getting the basics right is crucial

Explaining the secrets of running a retail empire with numerous chains and more than 2,600 stores, Caroline Mak stresses the importance of foresight and getting the basics right.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fresh food sales fall as spending gap gets bigger

Sales of fresh and frozen fish, livestock and poultry fell for a third consecutive month in June, but mainland tourists' shop-till-you-drop ways are underpinning Hong Kong's retail market.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fighting spirit keeps me going

There is not much Caroline Mak doesn't know about the retail business. As regional director, north Asia, and CEO, China for the Dairy Farm Group, she oversees about 2,600 stores - the number keeps growing - serving and supplying millions of consumers a month.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Brains behind the beauty

YOU COULD BE forgiven for thinking that Caroline Mak Sui-king must have meticulously and ruthlessly plotted her way to the top. How else could she have risen so high in the Jardine Matheson group and to the top of health and beauty retailing in the region.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am