Wellcome shopper jailed for spending $1.2m in fake coupons

A pier worker who used fake supermarket coupons to launder HK$1.2 million was jailed for 21 months yesterday.

Saturday, 23 February, 2013, 4:14am

New Hong Kong Competition Law could break dominance of two chains

Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

Like many people living in Hong Kong's big residential estates, Mrs Hui has access to only one chain supermarket in the shopping arcade downstairs from her North Point flat.

31 Jan 2013 - 11:43am 9 comments

Wellcome throws Christmas cake-off for sick children

Four-year-old Kwok Ka-wun (left) and three-year-old Johnny Cheung and his brother Sunny (right) made chocolate creations. Photo: May Tse

While festive shoppers sweep food off store shelves in preparation for holiday feasts, a supermarket chain has demonstrated its sense of family values by hosting a Christmas party for sick children and their families.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:00am

After boycotting big business, Pong targets Legco seat

Consumer crusader Pong Yat-ming has already gone beyond his goal of boycotting the city's property giants for a year. And now the activist is taking his one-man battle against tycoon power a step further, by running for a Legislative Council seat.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

On a warning that a higher retirement age for civil servants will reduce job openings for young people:

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Public input welcome, as long as it favours Airport Authority's plans

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Most vegetables 'contaminated'

Almost every vegetable sample taken from major supermarket outlets in a recent survey contained pesticides - in one case seven times over the safety limit - Greenpeace said yesterday.

Eleven of the 12 samples taken from ParknShop, Wellcome and Jusco in February contained residues of various types of pesticides.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Little monsters

Supermarket shopping used to be a relatively quiet sport. You'd meander up the aisles, list in one hand, trolley handle in the other, interrupted only by the gentle refrain of the in-store radio informing you of a never-to-be-repeated offer on peanut oil in aisle three.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Longing for the personal touch

Luciano Benetton, the founder and driving force behind the clothing chain that bears his name, has announced he will retire. He is one of the great retail gurus and has shown the nature of this sector, which is dependent on the vision and abilities of a few key players.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fix is in on supermarket shelves, study suggests

Lawmakers have accused the two leading supermarket chains of colluding on prices, after a study found that the cost of products went up and down at the same time at both ParknShop and Wellcome.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Gingerbread event also feeds the soul

Members of the Boys' Brigade made gingerbread houses to take home last week, learning that nothing nourishes the soul more than sharing food with loved ones.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Survey finds big price variations

A weekly survey of Causeway Bay and Wan Chai stores by the Consumer Council found Wellcome sells a tooth and gum care alcohol-free mouth rinse at a price 107 per cent higher than at ParknShop. A lasting care moisturising lotion sold at beauty outlets Sasa and Bonjour is 99.3 per cent more expensive than at a pharmacy.

24 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Chains fare poorly in Aberdeen price check

Wellcome and ParknShop have the highest prices in Aberdeen, with some goods priced 50 per cent more than competitors, says the Consumer Council.

Five of 10 goods that varied most in price at various shops in Aberdeen were found to be most expensive at ParknShop, and five were most expensive at Wellcome.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Weaker HK dollar forces price rises, says Wellcome

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Malls should stop using plastic utensils

The Environmental Protection Department's (EPD) view - that to have sustainable waste management, you cannot focus on a single issue - is correct.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am