Food Prices

Yata vows cheaper food after openings

Daniel Chong, right, chief executive of Yata, said prices of fresh foods at its supermarkets could go down a further 2 to 3 per cent. Photo: SCMP

Although department store chain Yata said it did not expect the yen to decline much more, Yata's chief executive, Daniel Chong Wai-chung, said prices of fresh and prepackaged food at its supermarkets could go down a further 2 to 3 per cent thanks to economies of scale.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 3:46am

Wholesale price for marbled beef rises 4.5pc

The cost of enjoying a hearty hotpot will rise. Photo: Warton Li

Diners may have to dig deeper into their pockets if they want to tuck into quality beef as the territory's sole fresh beef distributor, Ng Fung Hong, yesterday announced a 4.5 per cent increase in the wholesale price of marbled beef.

6 May 2013 - 5:00am

Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

No need to waste perishable food. Photo: SMP

Your comment columns and editorials frequently hail the concepts of freedom and free trade.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:02am

High security to protect Java's garlic fields of gold

Analysts blame shortages of some crops on complex import licensing procedures and graft. Photo: Reuters

Central Java's farming villages are tight-knit and communal. But trust in one's neighbours has wavered over the past month as food prices have soared, turning crops like garlic and shallots into a small fortune.

15 Apr 2013 - 3:50am

City Digest, March 9, 2013

A three-year-old Australian girl died after she fell from the window of her second-floor bedroom at block two of Pacific View, Stanley at about 6pm last night. 

9 Mar 2013 - 5:03am 1 comment

Poor Tin Shui Wai has priciest food

Tin Shui Wai has the highest grocery store food prices, according to a Labour Party survey. Photo: Nora Tam

Tin Shui Wai - one of the city's poorest areas - has the highest grocery store food prices, with pork and beef prices more than 50 per cent higher than in other districts, a Labour Party survey has found.

12 Feb 2013 - 9:59am

Hong Kong food prices rise more than 100pc since 2007

The prices of some common foods have surged by over 100 per cent across Hong Kong since 2007, according to a Labour Party survey. Photo: Felix Wong

The prices of some common foods such as rice and beef have surged by over 100 per cent across Hong Kong since 2007 – far outpacing the 18-per-cent growth in income of public housing residents in that period – a Labour Party survey has found.

The party said on Monday that its survey compared prices and income from 2007 to last month.

11 Feb 2013 - 5:07pm 5 comments

Expensive cuisines more a matter of price and prejudice

Some friends and I had a discussion on what cuisines were "worth" high prices. I've pondered this often. 

7 Feb 2013 - 9:11am

City Digest, February 4, 2013

Food and health secretary Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday the supply of fresh beef from the mainland was steady, amid concerns over the rising price of the meat. 

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

High-end fruit out of reach for most shoppers

Apples on special offer at Mega in To Kwa Wan. Photo: Tiffany Ap

For most shoppers, luxury fruit is a novelty or, at the very least, not something that can be enjoyed every day.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:37am

China Digest, January 28, 2013

A woman was hit and killed by a train while crossing railroad tracks near the Lishui Bridge subway station in Beijing on Saturday, The Beijing News reports.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:59am

Cold winter pushes up mainland inflation

A vegetable vendor waits for customers at a market in Beijing as vegetable prices soar amid bad weather and poor transport. Photo: AP

Inflation on the mainland rose last month for the second consecutive month amid the coldest winter in nearly three decades, although economists believe prices will remain under control in the near term.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Supply of mainland meat comes under probe

Ko Wing-man, Secretary for Food and Health. Photo:Dickson Lee

An investigation into the supply of meat from the mainland is under way in an attempt to break a monopoly on wholesale beef, with a result expected in three months, the health minister said yesterday.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Tough year ahead for needy as prices go up

Tough year ahead for needy as prices go up

As everything including food, transport and tunnel fares get more expensive, social workers say low-income families are feeling the pinch as they face tough times in the new year.

1 Jan 2013 - 4:53am

China to invest in farm-rich Australia

China's state-run agricultural conglomerate Cofco upped its stake in Australia's Tully Sugar to 99 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg

China, haunted by famines throughout its thousands of years of history, is hungry for food in farming rich Australia.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:44am