As the white sands of the Costa Brava snake across the blue horizon behind us, our helicopter edges over the jagged peaks of Montserrat mountain, the spiritual and cultural heart of Catalonia.Monday, 3 December, 2012, 2:41pm
I refer to your editorial ('We must build on this plastic bag success', July 7).
The Hong Kong Retail Management Association totally agrees that 'there is no reason why the scheme should not now be widened and promptly turned into a full-blown recycling programme'.14 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
What does it take to maintain consistent corporate growth? There is a statement in our staff handbook reminding people that Rome wasn't built in a day. Over the past 50-plus years, we have not only grown the original agency, but also branched out into areas such as advertising and logistics in a vertically integrated group.22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Lianhua Supermarket Holdings' principal activity is the operation of chain stores, including supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience stores, the majority of which operate under Centurymart hypermarkets, Lianhua supermarkets and Lianhua Quik convenience stores. The group has developed an extensive network of retail outlets operating principally in eastern, northern and southern China.11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Retail rents are likely to decline further because of shrinking sales by retail outlets, according to Jones Lang LaSalle.
The consultant said retail businesses were likely to remain difficult for the rest of the year. Consumer confidence continued to be the weakest in the Asia Pacific with a large proportion of consumers being highly pessimistic about the economic outlook.28 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
SUMMER is around the corner, which means sun protection is necessary.
Solar suits, a new thing in Hong Kong just several years ago (unlike in the West, where they have been popular for years), are now readily available here.28 May 2000 - 12:00am
It is regrettable that Tim and Maggie Lewis (letter headlined, 'Early morning let-down,' South China Morning Post, February 21) were unable to find a food outlet at the airport when departing on their early morning flight on February 7.2 Mar 2000 - 12:00am
I am very sorry to have to say that our slogan projected to the outside world that Hong Kong is a 'shopping paradise' is the biggest lie.
We face traps which are laid by shops, in our day-to-day transactions at retail outlets.
It is not just the tourist who is at risk. Even Hong Kong residents are dismayed to find themselves being tricked.30 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
I am writing to complain about the hostile environment created by aggressive property touts in public places.
At the moment there are so many agents crowding the IFC Mall at Exchange Square that it is impossible to walk freely or talk without shouting (they all seem to be on their mobile phones at once).6 Feb 1999 - 12:00am
Tse Sui Luen Jewellery said it lost $63.16 million in the six months to August 31, despite a 15 per cent rise in turnover to $1.44 billion. Operating profit after interest expenses was $106,000. The company recorded an exceptional loss of $56.08 million due to provisions for non-marketable goods and the costs of closing down some retail outlets. The loss per share was 18 cents.23 Nov 1998 - 12:00am
Oriental Watch Holdings said attributable profit for the year to March 31 fell 1.9 per cent to $40.57 million, hurt by the closure and renovation of a number of retail outlets. Turnover climbed 19.5 per cent to $1.3 billion, and earnings per share fell 1.7 per cent to 16.8 cents.21 Aug 1997 - 12:00am
THE most bored workers in Hong Kong today must be the shop assistants, who sit around filing their nails, humming, 'Where have all the clients gone?' Perhaps they should form a trio with the property agents and the stock sales teams.
Where have all the shoppers gone? Back to their flats, to eke out what funds are left after they have paid the mortgage, perhaps.25 Jan 1995 - 12:00am
CHINESE medicine retailer Nam Pei Hong (Holdings) says exceptional expenses because of the failed takeover bid by Victoria Montreux added to its net loss of $3.2 million for the six months to September 30.
Profit for the previous corresponding period was $27,000.23 Dec 1994 - 12:00am
TOP Form International says it will close 14 retail outlets after poor sales of its own brand of lingerie dragged down profit by 44 per cent.
Attributable profit dropped to $45.5 million for the year to June 30 from $81 million in the previous year. Earnings per share dropped 47 per cent to 7.9 cents.22 Dec 1994 - 12:00am
I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Put adverts in with stamps'' (South China Morning Post, May 7) from your reader Mr Gordon.
He will be pleased to learn that in our consideration of the issue of stamp booklets for sale via retail outlets, we already had in mind to invite advertisements from commercial organisations on the back cover and inside the front and back covers.15 May 1993 - 12:00am