Joanna Lam

Hong Kong

Joanna Lam

Reporter, Business

Joanna Lam covered consumer markets, companies and properties for the Post from 2017 until 2020. Prior to her role on the business desk, she worked at The Standard, Hong Kong Tatler and The Peak magazine. She has a degree in English language and communication from Cardiff University.

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Swiss watchmaker Omega defies e-commerce boom by expanding physical stores network in China

Luxury shopping is about experiencing a build-up of emotions and being able to touch the product in a physical shop, says CEO Raynald Aeschlimann

Luxury shopping is about experiencing a build-up of emotions and being able to touch the product in a physical shop, says CEO Raynald Aeschlimann

5 May 2019 - 10:12PM
Hongkongers must save up at least HK$360,577 for dream wedding in world’s most expensive city

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city to live in, die in and – guess what – get hitched in. The average cost of getting married in the city rose by 10 per cent last year to HK$360,577.

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city to live in, die in and – guess what – get hitched in. The average cost of getting married in the city rose by 10 per cent last year to HK$360,577.

9 May 2019 - 7:12PM
Which economy, estimated at US$28 trillion, is bigger than the US or China? It’s women

Survey reveals 97 per cent of businesses in China employ at least one woman in senior management, higher than the global average of 87 per cent.

Survey reveals 97 per cent of businesses in China employ at least one woman in senior management, higher than the global average of 87 per cent.

8 Mar 2019 - 10:55PM
China will become world’s biggest insurance market by mid-2030s, speeding past US on the way, says analyst

China’s ageing population expected to mean more sales of annuity and health insurance products as parents try relieve burdens on sole child.

China’s ageing population expected to mean more sales of annuity and health insurance products as parents try relieve burdens on sole child.

8 Mar 2019 - 11:22AM
XTep forms China venture with Wolverine to sell Merrell, Saucony shoes and sports apparel

Merrell and Saucony, the two brands under Wolverine, will each target to open between 400 and 500 stores in mainland China in five years

Merrell and Saucony, the two brands under Wolverine, will each target to open between 400 and 500 stores in mainland China in five years

5 Mar 2019 - 10:38PM
Lifestyle International sees profit plunge by half even as sales rise at its iconic Sogo stores in Hong Kong

The flagship Sogo Causeway Bay store saw a 10.5 per cent growth in sales last year while the increase at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch was 30 per cent

The flagship Sogo Causeway Bay store saw a 10.5 per cent growth in sales last year while the increase at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch was 30 per cent

4 Mar 2019 - 8:22PM
Will China’s beauty sector lose its glow as growth slows to 30-year low?

When Estée Lauder crossed US$1 billion in sales and L’Oréal reported a 25 per cent growth in sales in Asia-Pacific in the quarter ending in December, their efforts in the region – especially mainland China – appeared to have paid off.

When Estée Lauder crossed US$1 billion in sales and L’Oréal reported a 25 per cent growth in sales in Asia-Pacific in the quarter ending in December, their efforts in the region – especially mainland China – appeared to have paid off.

26 Feb 2019 - 10:10AM
‘Nice but a bit dull’ – why China’s growing ranks of affluent, independent women don’t want their men to buy them jewellery

The new trend for women to treat themselves to necklaces and rings has changed the jewellery landscape in China

The new trend for women to treat themselves to necklaces and rings has changed the jewellery landscape in China

14 Feb 2019 - 8:23AM
Japanese megastore Don Quijote to open its first Hong Kong location

The Tokyo-based retail chain will take over the 15,000 sq ft basement space of Mira Place Two on Nathan Road

The Tokyo-based retail chain will take over the 15,000 sq ft basement space of Mira Place Two on Nathan Road

13 Feb 2019 - 10:53PM
Luxury goes local as Chinese shoppers gravitate towards home-grown brands

Affluent Chinese consumers have for years shown a preference for global brands. But with growing sophistication in tastes and a penchant for unique styles, the well-heeled are increasingly moving towards high-end Chinese designers.

Affluent Chinese consumers have for years shown a preference for global brands. But with growing sophistication in tastes and a penchant for unique styles, the well-heeled are increasingly moving towards high-end Chinese designers.

6 Feb 2019 - 9:49PM
5 Feb 2019 - 3:20PM
China’s travel bug has taken on a social media tinge, and that means experience-focused holidays ... and less shopping

More than ever, Chinese tourists are seeking out holiday experiences that can be shared on social media.

More than ever, Chinese tourists are seeking out holiday experiences that can be shared on social media.

1 Feb 2019 - 9:46AM
Hey big spender! Hong Kong jewellery, cosmetics retailers want you to spend some more time (and money) with them

Consumer sentiment is being weighed down by the slide in Hong Kong property prices and the unresolved US-China trade war.

Consumer sentiment is being weighed down by the slide in Hong Kong property prices and the unresolved US-China trade war.

22 Jan 2019 - 10:58AM
17 Jan 2019 - 6:33AM
Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund reports its lowest annual return since 2011

Hong Kong’s compulsory pension scheme, the Mandatory Provident Fund, reported its lowest annual return since 2011, amid a slump in the Hong Kong and mainland China stock markets, according to Refinitiv, the former risk and financial business of Thomson Reuters.

Hong Kong’s compulsory pension scheme, the Mandatory Provident Fund, reported its lowest annual return since 2011, amid a slump in the Hong Kong and mainland China stock markets, according to Refinitiv, the former risk and financial business of Thomson Reuters.

4 Jan 2019 - 11:26PM
Hong Kong mall operators report solid visitor numbers and sales growth during Christmas

Sun Hung Kai Properties reported 9 million visitors at its 15 major shopping malls during Christmas, a rise of 12 per cent on year.

Sun Hung Kai Properties reported 9 million visitors at its 15 major shopping malls during Christmas, a rise of 12 per cent on year.

31 Dec 2018 - 8:18AM
Sino Land rolls out homebuyer incentives package, including low mortgage lending rates, for Grand Central project
  • Sino Land has an incentive package on offer at Grand Central in Kwun Tong, including a mortgage rate as low as 2.375 per cent
  • Sino Land has an incentive package on offer at Grand Central in Kwun Tong, including a mortgage rate as low as 2.375 per cent
21 Dec 2018 - 4:23PM
Canada Goose delays opening its first China flagship store amid tension over Canada’s role in the arrest of Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou

The postponement of the flagship store comes as Canada Goose has emerged as one of the highest-profile business casualties in the diplomatic flare-up between China and Canada.

The postponement of the flagship store comes as Canada Goose has emerged as one of the highest-profile business casualties in the diplomatic flare-up between China and Canada.

26 Dec 2021 - 1:57AM
Dolce & Gabbana’s China faux pas shows global brands must tread gently on local sensitivities

The destruction of D&G’s brand value in China is a lesson for foreign firms on marketing missteps, the power of social media, and crisis response in China.

The destruction of D&G’s brand value in China is a lesson for foreign firms on marketing missteps, the power of social media, and crisis response in China.

1 Dec 2018 - 10:17AM
Chow Tai Fook reports operating profit up 24.7 per cent in fiscal half year

Hong Kong-listed jewellery chain reports operating profit surged 24.7 per cent to HK$2.989 billion (US$382.09 million) for the six months ended September 30

Unveils plans to further expand in the mainland by opening shops in

lower tier cities under franchised model

Hong Kong-listed jewellery chain reports operating profit surged 24.7 per cent to HK$2.989 billion (US$382.09 million) for the six months ended September 30

Unveils plans to further expand in the mainland by opening shops in

lower tier cities under franchised model

30 Nov 2018 - 11:18AM
Influx of bridge and rail visitors from mainland China could boost retail leasing in Hong Kong, say experts

On Saturday, 103, 231 mainland Chinese visitors crossed the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on their way to the city, and this has led some market watchers to believe an influx in tourists will rejuvenate Hong Kong’s retail leasing sector.

On Saturday, 103, 231 mainland Chinese visitors crossed the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on their way to the city, and this has led some market watchers to believe an influx in tourists will rejuvenate Hong Kong’s retail leasing sector.

21 Nov 2018 - 9:03AM
Burberry’s new designer transforms the storied brand with new logo and monthly digital product debuts

British luxury brand Burberry taps the young and tech-savvy consumers in China, Japan and South Korea through its monthly debuts on WeChat, Line and Kakao mobile chat apps.

British luxury brand Burberry taps the young and tech-savvy consumers in China, Japan and South Korea through its monthly debuts on WeChat, Line and Kakao mobile chat apps.

9 Nov 2018 - 10:10AM
6 Nov 2018 - 6:05PM
Gen Z and millennials hold key to growing luxury goods market in China

Survey finds percentage of Gen Z shoppers splurging more than 50,000 yuan a year was much higher than millennials and Gen X

Survey finds percentage of Gen Z shoppers splurging more than 50,000 yuan a year was much higher than millennials and Gen X

4 Nov 2018 - 3:35PM
China’s high-rollers choosing luxury flats rather than top-end hotels on holiday

Parent-child travel becomes the new favourite travel theme among China’s ultra rich, fusing the demand for luxury homestay rentals and holiday homes purchase

Parent-child travel becomes the new favourite travel theme among China’s ultra rich, fusing the demand for luxury homestay rentals and holiday homes purchase

1 Nov 2018 - 9:52PM
Beautify like Beckham: Chinese men splash the cash to keep up appearances

Men looking as good as the fairer sex is predicted to become a US$3 billion industry in China by 2022

Men looking as good as the fairer sex is predicted to become a US$3 billion industry in China by 2022

18 Oct 2018 - 10:36PM
Foot Locker launches a comeback in Hong Kong, kicking off with free haircuts and X-box gaming zone

In light of market slowdowns in Europe and the US, the American sports retailer is expanding its athletic-goods empire into Hong Kong for the second time, alongside other booming Asian markets like Singapore and Malaysia

In light of market slowdowns in Europe and the US, the American sports retailer is expanding its athletic-goods empire into Hong Kong for the second time, alongside other booming Asian markets like Singapore and Malaysia

15 Oct 2018 - 9:22PM
12 Oct 2018 - 2:38PM
Luxury e-commerce in China has loads of room to grow, thanks to the country’s tech-savvy, cash-rich millennials

Luxe brands ramp up their e-commerce game in China as they vie to create buzz with digitally-driven Chinese millennials – the key growth-driver of the fast-paced and booming market

Luxe brands ramp up their e-commerce game in China as they vie to create buzz with digitally-driven Chinese millennials – the key growth-driver of the fast-paced and booming market

19 Sep 2018 - 9:16PM
Blockchain changing the world’s jewellery landscape, and Chow Tai Fook joins the revolution

Backed by the Gemological Institute of America, digital-savvy diamond shoppers can now ascertain the origin and authenticity of stones sold by the Hong Kong jewellery chain using an app

Backed by the Gemological Institute of America, digital-savvy diamond shoppers can now ascertain the origin and authenticity of stones sold by the Hong Kong jewellery chain using an app

13 Sep 2018 - 6:35AM