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Retailer arrested after another Hong Kong DH raid

A Hong Kong retailer was arrested and medicines seized when police raided a Yuen Long shop.

Walmart reduces Li & Fung reliance

Global retail giant Walmart says it will reduce its reliance on sourcing specialist Li & Fung in favour of direct sourcing more products in China itself.

Burberry bemoans Greater China challenge

Greater China has put a dampener on the otherwise stellar success story of revamped luxury brand Burberry.

China’s online cross-border shopping boom

Guangzhou has taken the lead in a pilot cross-border shopping eCommerce scheme, providing both challenges and huge opportunities for Hong Kong businesses.

Transit projects to transform global cities

Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) are transforming global cities according to a new report from CBRE.

Komehyo Hong Kong opens showroom

Used luxury goods retailer Komehyo Hong Kong has opened a downtown showroom as part of its Japanese parent’s regional expansion strategy to reach out to buyers outside Japan.

Esprit warns of “substantial loss”

Esprit has issued a surprise profit warning to investors saying it expects a “substantial loss” in the full year to June 30. buys Kingdee stake

Chinese eCommerce company has bought a 10 per cent stake in Hong Kong listed Kingdee International, an ERP specialist.

Swire spins off restaurant arm

Hong Kong’s Swire Hotels has created a new division to operate its growing portfolio of stand-alone restaurants which are not operated as part of hotels.

China a standout for Estee Lauder

China proved a standout market in the last quarter for listed luxury cosmetics business Estee Lauder, whose brands include MAC, Bobbi Brown and Clinique.

Evergreen to open children’s fashion stores

Fashion retailer and brand manager Evergreen International is to open a raft of solo-branded high end children’s fashion stores across Greater China.

Watsons Taiwan eyes 600 stores

Watsons Taiwan has opened its 500th store – and now plans another 100 within two years as well as an ongoing refurbishment program of its existing network.