Hong Kong - News & Analysis

22 June 2020
Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm has launched two new concept stores in Hong Kong. New 7-Eleven convenience store concept partnering Carlsberg 7-Eleven has launched a new concept shop in partnership with Carlsberg. The store is located in Discovery Bay, a residential area popular amongst expats on Lantau Island. The concept is the first of its kind in the market. It allows customers to purchas...
19 June 2020
Unicorn Stores has opened a new UNY supermarket in KOLOUR shopping mall , Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong. Famous for Japanese products UNY Yuen Long covers 1,672 sq m and has opened in the space vacated by A.S. Watson’s TASTE supermarket. Available to shoppers is plenty of fresh food, frozen and daily groceries, many of which have been imported from Japan. To celebrate the openin...
21 May 2020
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, convenience operators are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to the food and consumer goods products they need. We will continue to update this article as the latest initiatives are announced. Latest from UK Co-op is rapidly accelerating its online expansion to more than double the number of stores planned. Find out mor...
11 May 2020
Marks & Spencer Food partners food-delivery app Foodpanda in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Delivery under 30 minutes The partnership will make packaged food and wine available for delivery within 30 minutes in areas near existing M&S Food stores. Foodpanda has developed a grocery delivery service, Pandamart, which has been incorporated into its existing meal delivery app. Shoppers will...
05 May 2020
A.S. Watson has converted part of a water plant into a face mask production line in Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, responding to high demand for masks following the outbreak of COVID-19. Capacity for 10m face masks a month From mid-May, A.S. Watson will sell three-layer, bacterial-filtering face masks priced at HKD79.9 (US$10) per box of 30 at its Watsons stores and online in Hong Kong...
29 April 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has changed Asian consumers’ habits, especially in Hong Kong and China. A trend that can be seen across markets Survey research shows a high share of consumers claimed they prefer to eat at home more often now than they did in the pre-COVID period. The trend can be seen in several Asian markets, but is much more pronounced in China and Hong Kong: China : 86% ...
22 April 2020
The first IKEA store will open in Macau tomorrow (April 23). However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the store will use an appointment registration system to limit the number of people from entering at any given time. Across two levels covering 8,361 sq m / 90,000 sf ft The new IKEA store is spread across two levels, covering approx. 8,361 sq m / 90,000 sf ft. It is located in ...
20 April 2020
Dairy Farm’s 7-Eleven has so far donated 70,000 food meals to families in Hong Kong. Its ‘one heart support’ campaign partners with non-profit organisations, issuing meal vouchers to support those in need. How does it work? The public can donate one rice voucher at a price of HKD15 (US$1.9) and select the organisation to donate. 7-Eleven is working with five non-profit organisations registe...
17 April 2020
Mannings has partnered with seven public hospitals in Hong Kong, allowing residents to collect their prescriptions at its in-store pharmacies. Service available to patients at specialist out-patient clinics Once patients have their application and prescription confirmed at a specialist out-patient clinic, individuals can visit a designated Mannings store to request collection. Mannings will...
16 April 2020
Beauty-products retailer, Sa Sa International, has posted its Q4 results. Group turnover fell 56.5% to HKD892.4m (US$115.1m). Multiples factors impacting turnover The significant decline in Group turnover was partly due to the closure of Sa Sa’s Singapore business. Sales to mainlanders in Hong Kong and Macau fell 80.8%, as consumer sentiment and travel restrictions following Coronavirus (CO...