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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.

The Coffee Academics releases Dalgona coffee

Hong Kong specialty coffee chain The Coffee Academics has launched its own version of Dalgona coffee at its Thai flagship store in Bangkok.

Failing Hong Kong department-store group Sincere receives $500m takeover bid

Shenzhen electronics company Realord Asia Pacific has lodged a US$64.5 million takeover bid for ailing Hong Kong department store group Sincere.

Vegan food orders surge in Hong Kong in Covid-19’s wake

Vegan food orders have experienced a significant growth in Hong Kong as people are changing to more healthy and sustainable food options.

Steelcase launches its first online store in Hong Kong and Singapore

Office furniture company Steelcase has launched online stores in Hong Kong and Singapore, offering office furniture to help people adapt their homes for work.

Samsonite sales plunge 80 per cent as travel all but halts

With global travel now all but shut down, luggage-retailing goliath Samsonite is facing unprecedented challenges, with net global sales plunging by 80 per cent last month..

Hong Kong retailers lodge 93,000 applications for Covid-19 support

The Hong Kong government has nearly completed vetting work of its Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under the first round of the Anti-epidemic Fund, which drew around 93,000 applications.

Li Ning founder bids to take control of Bossini

A Chinese company controlled by Li Ning plans to buy a controlling stake in Hong Kong-listed apparel group Bossini, with plans to expand the business in Mainland China.