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SaSa teams with Boutir to develop personal online stores for sales staff

In partnership with Boutir, SaSa has set up personal online stores for its beauty consultants to provide a new sales channel for customer-facing staff.

I.T Limited sales, margins eroded due to Covid-19 lockdowns

Hong Kong-headquartered fashion retailer I.T Limited says its sales have fallen in all of its markets, with the US and Japan the worst affected.

Hong Kong beauty chain Bonjour warns of another loss

Bonjour Holdings has warned of a loss as high as US$12 million for the half year to June as it weighs the impact of protest activity and the Covid-19-driven lockdown of the border with Mainland China.

Hong Kong retail sales in June slide 24.8 per cent

Hong Kong retail sales in June slumped by 24.8 per cent to US$3.42 billion as the territory’s borders remained all but closed to tourists due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Groceries, furnishings underpin profit for Dairy Farm Group

Declining health-and-beauty and convenience-store sales and a subdued Maxim’s food business took the shine off Dairy Farm Group’s first half year.

AS Watson opens MoneyBack platform to all retailers and restaurants

Health and beauty retailer AS Watson has opened up its Moneyback loyalty programme to help retailers in Hong Kong promote their businesses for free in preparation for an easing in the coronavirus pandemic.

Dairy Farm, Jardine & Hang Seng Bank launch joint rewards programme, Yuu

Hong Kong’s Dairy Farm Group and partners Jardine Restaurant Group and Hang Seng Bank have launched a loyalty programme covering more than 10 retail brands, called Yuu Rewards.

Hong Kong’s Swindon Book Co closes after 100 years

Swindon Book Co, one of the oldest bookstores in Hong Kong, will be permanently closed at the end of this month.

Covid-19 has fuelled digital boom in Greater China, says KPMG

Chinese buyers on the mainland and in Hong Kong have steadily migrated towards e-commerce in the midst of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, communicating with businesses via social media or digital channels and remaining focused on “value for money”.

Malaysian jeweller looks online to boost sales

High class Malaysian jeweller Aurora Italia International will extend its e-commerce efforts to build sales growth in the coming year.

Bankrupt Brooks Brothers gets rescue takeover bid

Brooks Brothers has received a bid backed by Authentic Brands Group and mall owner Simon Property to buy the bankrupt clothing chain.

They might be tight for cash, but Chinese shoppers still planning to indulge

Global consumers are still planning on doing their holiday shopping this year – regardless of a widespread drop in personal income caused by the coronavirus pandemic – with Chinese shoppers in particular planning on high levels of spending.