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Sogo owners to spin off parts of property empire

Lifestyle International chief executive Thomas Lau is unsure whether Chow Tai Fook will retain its stake in the retailer. Photo: Nora Tam

Market sources said the firm aimed to raise between HK$200 million and HK$300 million by way of introduction instead of an initial public offering. That means shares would be issued either to Lifestyle shareholders or private investors.

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 5:08am

Sogo operator banks on mainland shoppers' sprees

The Sogo stores in Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui had 7.8 per cent growth in sales revenue last year. Photo: May Tse

Lifestyle International, the operator of Hong Kong's Sogo and Shanghai's Jiuguang department stores, expects a rising tide of mainland tourists and economic recovery across the border to fuel retail sales growth this year.

5 Mar 2013 - 5:30am

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

Mainland setbacks sap profit growth at Lifestyle

Lifestyle International saw its net profit growth slow to 12.7 per cent in the first half of the year in light of setbacks at its mainland operations amid fierce competition and a softening in the economy.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

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

WOW Factor

Summer in a bottle

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


ANNICK GOUTAL 2869 5816 (Joyce Beauty, New World Tower)

APIVITA 3514 4095 (Langham Place)

BAREMINERALS 2918 0592 (Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place)

BECCA 2111 0125 (Lane Crawford, IFC)

BELLEFONTAINE 3695 3126 (The Landmark)

BENEFIT 2604 3603 (New Town Plaza)

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Yves Klein Blue

Soap dispenser, HK$350, from Alessi, Prince's Building, tel: 2869 6377.

Magis wine rack, HK$406, from Homeless, 29 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2581 1880.

Artel crystal paperweight, HK$1,820, from Heather & March, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2530 0686.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lifestyle bullish after 34pc jump in profit

Lifestyle International, the operator of Hong Kong's Sogo and Shanghai's Jiuguang department stores, expects the retailing sector in Hong Kong to outpace that of the mainland this year with a strong growth in consumption sales.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The name's Tsang, Donald Tsang

The luxury HK$152 million super-yacht on which Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his wife Selina sailed back to Hong Kong at the end of their controversial private visit to Macau last weekend is owned by a secretive company linked to billionaire tycoon Thomas Lau Luen-hung.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Causeway Bay rents set to continue upward march

Rents in Causeway Bay - the third-most expensive retail precinct in the world - look set to rise further as more big-name international brands are drawn to open for business in three new upmarket developments destined for the area.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Sogo operator expects HK to outperform mainland

Lifestyle International Holdings, one of Hong Kong's largest department store operators, expects the Hong Kong retail market to do better than the mainland market in the second half of this year thanks to positive market sentiment and an upsurge in tourist arrivals in the city.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

RETAIL buffet

You can't get more Hong Kong than Tung Lo Wan, as Causeway Bay is called in Cantonese. Down by the harbourside, the Noon Day Gun announces its presence daily. Head south and you plunge into one of the city's quintessential shopping districts - a retail buffet of bustling markets, quirky malls and multilayered department stores.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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

sushi kit

1. Ceramic bowls, HK$158 a set of five, from Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2833 8338.

2. Maxwell & Williams chopsticks set, HK$75, from Indigo, shop 214, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 5561.

3. Stitch square plate, HK$130, from Lane Crawford Home Store, shop 126, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3652.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am