Retail Management Association

Retailers may struggle with price tag and sales tactics guidelines

Caroline Mak Sui-king says the 'original price' requirement would be a problem for some, especially those who sell fresh produce. Photo: Oliver Tsang

The government passed an amendment to the Trade Descriptions Ordinance last year in a bid to stop unscrupulous and misleading sales practices. Now, the Customs and Excise Department is holding a public consultation on its draft guidelines to enforce that law.

Monday, 4 February, 2013, 8:21am

Retail sector fears 2012 sales-growth slowdown

Hong Kong's shopaholic culture may take a hit next year because of rising inflation and fears of a global slowdown, retailers warn.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Petition urges labelling-law exemption

More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling for packaged foods with nutritional claims selling in volumes of fewer than 30,000 a year to be exempted from proposed labelling laws, the Retail Management Association said yesterday. The petition was launched on April 25 as part of a survey in more than 500 supermarkets.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Best Christmas spending in a decade

Hong Kong people are splurging in the best Christmas shopping season in a decade, with retail turnover expected to exceed HK$20 billion as consumers spend big on meals, expensive gifts and trips abroad.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Markets turmoil seen threatening retail fight-back

Currency and equity market turmoil in Hong Kong threatens the recovery of the fragile retail sector, Retail Management Association chairman Philip Ma King-huen says.

Almost all of the association's 500 members felt pessimistic about retail sales growth in July and August, he said.

4 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Safeguarding consumers

Hong Kong's success rests upon its status as a free-trade port. If goods can be bought more cheaply overseas there are no barriers to their import, providing they are not pirated. That ensures the free market system works to enhance competition and keep prices down.

25 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Missing value of contents

WITH reference to the letter (South China Morning Post, November 2) from Jill Taylor.

I would like to respond in general on behalf of the Retail Management Association and its members.

28 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Salaries set to rise 8pc

SALARY increases in the retail sector are likely to be eight per cent next year, according to the Retail Management Association.

10 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Retailers back use of IT in industry

THE Retail Management Association was founded 10 years ago by a group with a long-term mission to present a unified voice on issues that affect all retailers.

The other objectives include raising the status and professionalism for retailing in Hong Kong, exchanging and sharing information on competitive issues, and initiating action where appropriate.

2 Sep 1993 - 12:00am