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Abercrombie & Fitch sales tumble 51 per cent in Asia

US apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch suffered a 51-per-cent fall in sales in Asia Pacific as Covid-19 forced store closures across the region.

Hong Kong retail at ‘life-or-death’ moment says HKRMA

Hong Kong’s retail industry is facing “a crucial, life-and-death moment of survival” according to the city’s main retail body the HKRMA.

Hong Kong’s Landmark mall launches ‘e-chat shopping’ initiative

Hong Kong’s Landmark mall has launched the city’s first luxury “e-chat shopping” service on its mobile app.

Li & Fung completes delisting, to focus on ‘new journey’

Hong Kong-headquartered supply-chain solutions company Li & Fung has formally delisted, ending 28 years as a public company.

Covid-19 will speed up the reshaping of global retail trends, says KPMG

Covid-19 has accelerated key underlying global retail trends that were already reshaping the industry according to a new report by KPMG.

Bonjour Holdings founders step aside in board shakeup

The husband-and-wife founders of cosmetics retailer Bonjour Holdings have stepped back from their senior leadership roles, effective immediately.

Slimmed-down Le Saunda posts third consecutive loss as sales tumble

Hong Kong shoe retailer Le Saunda has reported yet another annual loss – of US$4.28 million – as a “super-cold winter” hit Hong Kong’s retail sector.

VF Foundation supports families affected by factory shutdowns

US apparel company VF Foundation has supported garment workers affected by factory shutdowns in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taiwan’s Hung Rui Chen sandwich chain to launch in Hong Kong

Local and tourist favourite sandwich maker Hung Rui Chen will be opening a flagship store in Hong Kong this August.

Burberry sales growth was solid – until Covid-19 hit

Luxury fashion label Burberry was delivering solid growth in sales last year – until Covid-19 stopped the momentum in its tracks.

ChaTraMue Hong Kong trebles its network

Popular Thai tea brand ChaTraMue is expanding its footprint in Hong Kong with two new stores about to open in the territory.

Navigating Covid-19 retailer challenges with a holistic approach

In these unprecedented times of globally enforced shutdowns and social distancing, Hong Kong retailers are experiencing a record drop in sales as travel restrictions keep tourists away and fears of the coronavirus cause shoppers to avoid shopping centres.