Hong Kong - News & Analysis

05 November 2020
Convenience Retail Asia, a subsidiary of Li & Fung, has agreed to sell its Circle K convenience store business in Hong Kong to Canadian retailer Couche-Tard for HKD2,790m (US$360m). Significant change in Hong Kong CRA’s Circle K HK trades a network of Circle K-licensed convenience stores, with 340 company-operated sites in Hong Kong and 33 franchised sites in Macau. Circle K is the second l...
19 October 2020
7-Eleven in Hong Kong, operated by Dairy Farm, has added two vegan ready-to-eat meals at its stores. New options for shoppers The plant-based meals are produced by OmniEats, part of the  OmniFoods brand portfolio founded by David Yeung. Available to customers at 7-Eleven are two flavours, Spicy Thai Basil OmniPork Rice and Thai OmniPork Stir-Fried Noodles. Last week, the company’s newly la...
16 October 2020
7-Eleven and Marks & Spencer have partnered Deliveroo to offer customers on-demand grocery delivery in Hong Kong. Over 1,000 grocery products added to Deliveroo Shoppers in Hong Kong will shortly have access to 1,000 (c.200 from 7-Eleven and c.800 M&S) additional grocery products on Deliveroo. The service provider has over 7,000 riders in Hong Kong and can deliver items in as fast as 30 min...
29 September 2020
Aeon Stores Hong Kong, which operates stores in Hong Kong and on mainland China has posted a 6.7% increase in sales revenue to HKD5,158m (US$665.5m) for the six months ended June 30, 2020. Hong Kong revenue up 15.9% YoY Revenue from Hong Kong operations in the first half increased by 15.9% to HKD2,423m YoY. The Group expects to expedite the opening of Living Plaza branches in the third quar...
06 August 2020
The world's largest international health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson, has posted its results for the first half ending 30 June 2020. COVID-19 severely impacts H1 revenue A.S. Watson's retail division is split into five subdivisions, Healthy & Beauty Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, Asia and Other Retail Total retail revenue fell -11% to HKD73.6bn (US$9.5bn) In local curr...
04 August 2020
Li & Fung, which trades convenience chain Circle K in Hong Kong, announced a strategic investment from JD.com to further develop its digital supply chain. The “supply chain of the future” Li & Fung has been working on creating the “supply chain of the future”, which is centred around speed, innovation, and digitalisation, and aims to help its customers navigate the digital economy. JD.co...
30 July 2020
Dairy Farm has released its H1 results for the six months ended 30 June. Consolidated sales including 100% of associates and joint venture increased 6% to US$14,547m, but subsidiary sales fell 9% to US$5,240m. Overall performance mixed Sales by the Group’s subsidiaries fell mainly due to the annualised impact of the stores closures in 2019 under the Group’s space optimisation plan in Southe...
30 July 2020
Dairy Farm Group, Hang Seng Bank and Jardine Restaurant Group have today launched Hong Kong’s biggest customer rewards club, yuu . Loyalty programme that connects over 10 brands and 2,000 stores The yuu rewards app connects over 10 brands , rewarding customers everywhere they shop and order food from. With over 2,000 shops and restaurants, members will be able to earn more points, in more...
17 July 2020
A.S. Watson is introducing Watsons GO contactless payment system in Watsons stores in Hong Kong and Singapore. Digital initiatives accelerated by COVID-19 Watsons GO was recently launched in Hong Kong, allowing customers to scan the bar code of a product with the Watsons mobile app and pay for it directly through Alipay HK. Watsons GO payment system was originally scheduled for release at t...
25 June 2020
Don Don Donki, also known as Donki, is opening its third store in Hong Kong. Largest Donki in the market The new Donki store will open on 7 July at 10am on Paterson Street, Causeway Bay (CWB) - the first on Hong Kong Island. It will be much larger than the first  Tsim Sha Tsui  (2,137 sq m / 23,000 sq ft) and second Tsuen Wan (2,415 sq m / 26,000 sq ft) branches, covering 4,459 sq m / 48,...