Lifestyle International Holdings

Lifestyle International Holdings Ltd operates mid to upper-end department stores in Hong Kong and China. It owns two SOGO stores in Hong Kong -- the flagship store in Causeway Bay, which is the city’s largest department store, and the Tsim Sha Tsui store. It opened its first shopping mall in December 2010 in Tianjin in China.

Lifestyle International expands in China, competes with online retailers

Thomas Lau Luen-hung, Chief Executive of Lifestyle International Holdings, the operator of Sogo in Hong Kong and mainland China. Photo: Nora Tam

Department store operator Lifestyle International is taking a cautious approach to its expansion on the mainland in the face of increased competition from online retailers and destination shopping malls there.

Tuesday, 30 July, 2013, 3:44am

Heavy purchases by Lifestyle director Thomas Lau lead buying spree

Thomas Lau

Buying by directors rose for a second week, based on filings on the exchange in the first week of December, with 27 companies that recorded 129 purchases worth HK$319.3 million. The figures were up from the previous week's 22 companies, 122 purchases and HK$87 million.

10 Dec 2012 - 7:18am

Directors make rare buys as share purchases hit a high

Directors make rare buys as share purchases hit a high

Buying of their own company shares by directors was high for the first time in the past six weeks, with 22 companies reporting 122 purchases worth HK$87 million based on filings made to the stock exchange for the last week of November.

The figures were up from the previous week's 21 companies that reported 85 purchases worth HK$34.2 million.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:26am

Market Open:Hong Kong stocks seen higher as Huijin continues purchasing stake

Hong Kong stocks are expected to open higher, boosted by financial players as China's state-run investment arm increases its holdings in Chinese banks to shore up investor confidence in the onshore market.

10 Oct 2012 - 8:36am

Lifestyle shares jump on spin-off plans

The landmark Sogo store in Causeway Bay which is operated by Lifestyle International. Photo: May Tse

Shares of Lifestyle International Holdings rose strongly yesterday after the department store operator announced plans to explore a separate listing for its Hong Kong and mainland property business on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

Early end to Sogo lease hits operator's shares

Department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings fell as much as 8 per cent yesterday after the company said its Sogo store in Tsim Sha Tsui would close down earlier than expected.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:51pm

Company profile - Lifestyle International

Lifestyle International Holdings' principal activity is the operation of lifestyle department stores and retail outlets. It focuses on the high-end department store format. As of December31, 2005, Lifestyle International operated its retailing business through two brand names, Sogo and Jiuguang.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Lifestyle targets expansion on the mainland after income grows 38pc

Lifestyle International Holdings, one of Hong Kong's largest department store operators, said it would continue to expand across the border after posting 38.4 per cent profit growth last year with earnings exceeding HK$1 billion for the first time.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Lifestyle profit up on Shanghai lift

Lifestyle International Holdings, which operates Sogo stores in Hong Kong, will continue to expand aggressively in the mainland after earnings from its Shanghai shop helped boost first-half profit 40 per cent.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Company profile, Lifestyle International Holdings

Lifestyle International Holdings' principal activity is the operation of lifestyle department stores and retail outlets. It focuses on the high-end department store format. As of December31, 2005, Lifestyle International operated its retailing business through two brand names, Sogo and Jiuguang.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Lifestyle profit beats forecasts

Sogo operator optimistic about Shanghai outlet as investment gains boost income by 37pc to HK$740m

Lifestyle International Holdings, the operator of Sogo department stores, reported a better than expected 37.23 per cent rise in annual profit on higher investment gains and expects its Shanghai outlet to make a profit for the first time this year.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Lifestyle to develop Shenyang site into store

Lifestyle International Holdings, operator of the Sogo department stores, is buying a site in Shenyang for 1.02 billion yuan and plans to develop it into a department store, according to a source.

Hong Kong-listed Lifestyle won the 56,000 square metre Shenhe district site in a public auction, the source said yesterday.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Lifestyle in US$100m venture

Sogo operator takes 50pc of Suzhou mixed development in tandem with state enterprises

Sogo department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings plans to take a 50 per cent stake in a proposed US$100 million Suzhou shopping centre and office project to be developed with the local government.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Sogo for Tsim Sha Tsui

Lifestyle International Holdings has plans for a second Sogo department store in Tsim Sha Tsui, to take advantage of the expected influx of tourists visiting Hong Kong. Managing director Thomas Lau Luen-hung expects the $100 million store to return a profit in its first year of operation.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Sogo plan sparks war chest fears

Speculation that department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings wants to buy Lane Crawford House in Central has analysts worried the move will drain its war chest, initially cut earnings and increase investor uncertainty.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

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