Hong Kong - News & Analysis

15 October 2015
Aeon has opened a new concept store in Hong Kong and re-commences its Thailand expansion by opening a new shopping mall. Japanese-led store in Hong Kong Aeon has invested HKD$30m (US$3.9m) on renovating its Tsuen Wan store in order to target the area's rising affluence. The new 170,000 sq ft (15,794 sq m) store that opened last week has adopted ranging and design elements from its Japan...
06 October 2015
At the Big Debate: Graham Allan, Group CEO of Dairy Farm, shared his perspectives on retailing, highlighting both the similarities and the differences between retailing in Asia and the UK. UK retail trends closely watched but differences remain Dairy Farm often looks to the UK to understand what future trends could impact its markets. Trends of interest include the emergence of discounters ...
28 September 2015
Despite sales growth in the first half, Hong Kong based Convenience Retail Asia is to sell the Circle K stores that it operates in Guangzhou, following falling profits. Stores to be sold to existing partner Convenience Retail Asia operates 122 Circle K stores outside of Hong Kong in southern China. Despite sales in these stores increasing 2.6% in the first half of the year, the operation...
15 September 2015
IGD Chief Executive Joanne Denney-Finch is speaking at the Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE) in October. Ahead of the event, she shared her perspectives on the industry with the event organisers, as below: APRCE: What are the key trends in food retail? JDF: Shopper behaviour is evolving faster than ever before. Empowered by technology and information t...
13 August 2015
Global health and beauty leader opens new flagship store and plans to invest HK$620m (US$80m) in its Hong Kong stores. Retailer will open or renovate over 80 stores this year As part of this investment, A.S. Watson plans to open or renovate more than 80 stores in Hong Kong this year. Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, deputy chairman of CK Hutchinson commented, " CK Hutchinson will continue to invest i...
30 July 2015
Sales for continuing business reached US$6.6bn in the first half of the year, an increase of 3%, or 7% at constant exchange rates. Underlying net profit declined 14% to US$193m. Solid sales, feeling pressure on profit Dairy Farm delivered solid sales growth in the period, reporting like-for-like growth in most of its major markets. In this period Dairy Farm also acquired a 19.99% stake...
13 April 2015
Pan Asian retailer AEON's full year 2014 results reflect a difficult trading year in the Japanese market: while operating revenue grew 10.7% to JPY 7tn, operating income declined sharply by -17.5% to JPY 141.3bn. Core domestic operations fared poorly amid challenging conditions Japan accounts for 92.2% of AEON's operating revenue, and 91.5% of its operating income. Performance highlig...
30 March 2015
We update on three new digital loyalty strategies from 7-Eleven in Mexico, Hong Kong and Canada. Mexico: virtual currency in return for digital interaction In return for accessing the retailer's "Social 7" website and mobile app, customers of 7-Eleven Mexico will now be rewarded with Big Coins, a new virtual currency. Additional currency can be earned for visiting the site, sharing a...
26 March 2015
Dairy Farm has acquired a supermarket chain in Macau that will open up a new channel for growth in the territory. New channel to grow sales in Macau The retailer has acquired the San Miu Supermarket chain of 15 stores that have an average gross area of 880 sq m (9,500 sq ft). Dairy Farm currently trades in Macau via its 7-Eleven convenience operations and Mannings drugstore chain, so the ne...
25 March 2015
With the theme ‘ Collaborating for a better future ’, The 14th Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Asia Pacific Conference has brought the elites from the retail and consumer goods industry together. We have summarised the highlights of the second day at the conference. Fulfillment is key to successful eCommerce Fast growing eCommerce is transforming the supply chain. To win in the eCommerce ...