Sales lose sparkle for Luk Fook
In the face of a continuing sluggish market, Hong Kong-based Luk Fook Jewellery posted a 25 per cent drop in overall sales in the three months to December 31 against the previous two quarters.
Its same-store sales growth (SSSG) for mainland China was down 10 per cent, despite its gemset jewellery products gaining 2 per cent grown. The SSSG of the Hong Kong and Macau market dropped 26 per cent.
As at December 31, the group had 159 self-managed shops – 96 in China, 47 in Hong Kong, 10 in Macau and six overseas, one being established in Toronto, Canada, in the current quarter. There were 1260 licensed shops in China with one in Korea. Altogether, there were 1420 Luk Fook shops worldwide, including 1356 in China and outlets in Australia and the US.