Convenience Store

Now you can settle your tax bill 24/7

Hongkongers can now pay their taxes around the clock and almost everywhere. Convenience stores will accept their payments from today.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:42pm

A website of their very own

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?

Taking a closer look at major food and entertainment providers, we discover that fun in the city is the preserve of a few big businesses.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

7-Eleven attacked for 23pc price rise

They claim to offer unrivalled convenience: but the inconvenient truth is that prices at your local 7-Eleven have crept up by almost a quarter in just three months, according to a new study.

Prices have been bumped on everything from noodles to napkins and chocolates to condoms at the ubiquitous store chain, according to research by the Labour Party.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HIP hangout

One of the oldest districts of Hong Kong, Happy Valley is the closest to a suburb of London as you will find on the island. Once home to paddy fields and the British army barracks in the 1840s, it blossomed around the famous racecourse, as an upscale and trendy residence for the city's movers, shakers and office workers.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Police to keep eye on 'legal' teen drinkers

Summer's here and the time is right ... for teens drinking in the streets.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

7-Eleven changes stores' open house booze policy

Counter staff in 7-Eleven stores have been told by their bosses not to open bottles of alcohol for customers because they do not have a liquor licence - instead they are insisting customers open bottles themselves.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Every little last drop

Everyone is talking about cutting costs during the economic downturn, but the question is how to do it in a practical manner. Here are some saving tips that may seem insignificant but are effective and will not make you look un-cool or bring drastic changes to your daily life.

20 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Suspect in series of 7-Eleven robberies held for questioning

A serial thief thought to have committed 10 robberies at 7-Eleven convenience stores across the city over the past three weeks was caught by police near a store in Cheung Sha Wan early yesterday.

Police said that in most of the cases, the suspect, 27 and surnamed Cheung, borrowed a paper cutter from a female shop assistant before using it to threaten the employee.

20 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Partial exemption from bag levy for big stores

Department stores will be able to avoid charging a levy on plastic bags furnished to customers buying items other than groceries and health care products, a government source said yesterday.

1 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


Need to enforce cigarette law

I am writing in response to the article 'Cigarettes easier for teenagers to buy' (South China Morning Post, January 21).

A survey has revealed that under-18s could buy cigarettes from most retailers.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Cigarettes easier for teenagers to buy

Most retailers ignore ban, survey finds

Cigarettes appear to have become easier for teenagers to buy, with a survey finding under-18s could feed their habit from most retailers.

21 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Three decades ensuring people get their paper

Three decades ago, taking a 10-cent coin from a basket lowered by rope from an upper-floor window in exchange for the daily newspaper was a typical delivery for Chan Wai-lin.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Jingkelong earmarks 230m yuan for expansion as income rises 33pc

Beijing Jingkelong, the city's No2 supermarket chain operator, will spend 230 million yuan to expand its retail network by one-third this year after reporting a 33 per cent rise in annual net profit amid the mainland's buoyant private consumer market.

Profit jumped to 99.6 million yuan from 75.1 million yuan a year earlier as sales grew 9.9 per cent to 4.53 billion yuan.

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Dairy Farm takes over Lianhua Quik stores

Dairy Farm International Holdings, whose 7-Eleven outlets constitute Guangzhou's biggest convenience store chain, will take over its closest rival in the city in a move to head off increasing competition.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Watsons, Mannings may offer EPS cash service

Mannings and Watsons are considering allowing customers to withdraw cash using EPS facilities, provided they buy something, joining other retailers who are cashing in on the shrinking number of bank outlets.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am