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Google chief explains what’s holding back Hong Kong e-commerce

Mindset and talent are the two factors holding back the Hong Kong e-commerce sector, according to a senior Google executive.

Smiley pop-up cafe on Egg’s menu

SmileyWorld has launched a Smiley pop-up cafe in Hong Kong, planned to run through until June next year.

Smiley Company appoints agent for China

Walton Brown has been appointed exclusive licensing agent for The Smiley Company in Greater China.

Walton Brown JV to help brands in China

Walton Brown has formed a joint venture with China-based logistics and technology company eCargo Holdings.

Lane Crawford Joyce names new vice chair

Balbina Wong has been named honorary vice chairman of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group, effective February 1. Wong will retire from her role as vice chairman and CEO of ImagineX and Walton Brown, after 15 years but will continue to oversee ImagineX’s joint venture with Salvatore Ferragamo, which she was instrumental in creating, while advising on strategic initiatives for the group. Wong has held various top management positions within the group over the past 30 years, establishing long-term bran…

Brooks Brothers, Walton Brown seal China JV

Brooks Brothers Group, America’s oldest retailer, and Walton Brown Group, have signed a 10 year joint venture to market the brand in Greater China. A 50/50 joint venture company has been established which will launch in January 2016 for an initial period of 10 years. It will take over the management of Brooks Brothers’ existing retail network of 90 stores in the market territory and plans to open more than 10 points of sale in the first two years across key cities in China, Hong Kong, Ma…

Kate Spade targets 100 stores in Greater China

Kate Spade is to buy out its Chinese joint venture partner in favour of a new partnership with Lane Crawford Group. Walton Brown, the brand wholesaling and retailing subsidiary of Hong Kong-based department store operator Lane Crawford, will team with Kate Spade in a major expansion of the New York brand into mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in a new joint venture announced overnight, targeting 100 stores long term. The newly formed partnership will leverage the expertise of Walto…