Smartphones drive compact cameras off the shelves

Gordon Yuen says Hong Kong camera shops are better off than those in Europe, thanks to an influx of mainland tourists. Photo: Thomas Yau

When camera-shop owner Gordon Yuen Tien-yau found two years ago that his Samsung phone could take very high-quality photos, he decided to add smartphones to the cameras on his shelves.

Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 1:01am

Retailers, milk brands co-operate on vouchers

Retailers, milk brands co-operate on vouchers

Pharmacies and milk powder manufacturers are working on a plan to guarantee enough baby formula for local mothers in return for the government cancelling the export restrictions.

General Chamber of Pharmacy members met representatives from popular brands of infant formula yesterday and agreed to co-operate on a proposal to secure supplies for Hongkongers.

13 Apr 2013 - 3:57am

Stores seek ways to get around dockers' strike

A banner tells the strikers outside the Kwai Tsing terminals to “"fight to the end". Photo: Felix Wong

Shops selling food are looking for alternative sources of supply and delivery options as a strike by dockers enters its second week. The work ban by staff at the Kwai Tsing container terminals has already caused delays in overseas food delivery.

4 Apr 2013 - 12:27pm

Retailers could be blacklisted over milk formula shortages

Mother Amy Loo Sze-ki with her 7 month old daughter Bernice Lam. Photo:Dickson Lee/SCMP

Retailers risk being blacklisted by infant-milk-formula suppliers if they use dubious sales practices that cause shortages, and prosecuted if they break laws, the health chief said yesterday.

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man urged consumers to report abuses.

26 Jan 2013 - 8:54am 2 comments

Starbucks open its first café in India, with more to come

Staff working behind the counter at India's first Starbucks outlet, in Mumbai. Photo: AFP

After years of delays, Starbucks will open two stores in India this week after launching its first cafe in the country last Friday.

Its first store, in Mumbai, features local design, Indian teakwood furniture and espresso drinks made from Indian-grown and roasted coffee.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

Comic store opens door to anime culture

Japan's biggest anime retailer hopes to raise the culture's profile in Hong Kong with the opening of a comic-book store yesterday in Mong Kok.

Animate has teamed up with local bookseller Chung Hwa for the venture, the Manga Store, which will see local, Western and Japanese comic books, merchandise and animated movies.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

Profits plunge at Dickson Concepts

High-fashion retailer and distributor Dickson Concepts (International) saw a 46 per cent plunge in net profit for the year to March as costs rose and termination of distribution rights dragged down income.

The company announced yesterday that net profit for the year to March fell to HK$189 million from HK$347 million a year earlier.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Takings down, profits up as Dickson's concept pays

High-fashion retailer and distributor Dickson Concepts (International) saw net profits hit a 10-year high despite a fall in turnover after losing distribution rights for Polo Ralph Lauren in Southeast Asia.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Dickson Concepts, First Tractor seek HK$748m

Dickson Concepts (International), the Hong Kong upmarket retailer, and First Tractor, the mainland farm machine maker, seek to raise as much as HK$748 million combined from two separate share placements, according to sources.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Dickson's mainland expansion blamed for 10.7pc income drop

Dickson Concepts (International) planned to slow expansion on the mainland after investing heavily there last year to grow its retail network, chairman Dickson Poon said.

The investment costs were the main factor behind a 10.7 per cent decline in full-year earnings at the luxury retailer, Mr Poon said yesterday.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Dickson to buy Hilfiger Asian units for $396m

Chairman denies selling business to bail out his Paris-listed firm ST Dupont

Luxury goods retailer Dickson Concepts (International) plans to buy Tommy Hilfiger's Asia business from its chairman for $396 million after failing in its bids to acquire several other brands.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

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dickson shareholders may wonder who benefits most from latest deal

The Dickson Concepts recipe for success in business is, as his stock watchers will tell you, a time-honoured one - buy low and sell high between the listed company and the parent company.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Dickson profits hit by disappointing sales in Taiwan

Luxury goods retailer Dickson Concepts (International) said annual profit climbed just 2.6 per cent as disappointing sales growth in Taiwan hurt earnings.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Dickson renews connected agreements

Luxury retailer Dickson Concepts (International) has renewed as many as 12 agreements with companies either controlled or wholly owned by its chairman, who will receive up to $328 million over the next three years when the agreements mature.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Harvey Nichols opening set

The soft opening of Asia's first Harvey Nichols luxury department store, at the Landmark in Central, is planned for the second week of next month.

Dickson Poon, the chairman of Dickson Concepts (International), which holds the exclusive rights to develop the Harvey Nichols brand in Hong Kong, said the opening of the $100 million store was about a month ahead of schedule.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am