Hong Kong news

01 April 2019
A.S Watson will invest HKD1bn (US$128m) on digital innovation over the next ten years as it continues to step up transformation across the business to enhance the shopping experience. Staying ahead of competition A.S. Watson continues to invest in technology and ecommerce. By next year, the retailer will have spent approx. HKD1bn on digital and technology since 2012. Over the next ten years...
20 March 2019
TVB's Big Big Shop has partnered Convenience Retail Asia to allow shoppers to collect online purchases at Circle K stores in Hong Kong. Offering shoppers greater convenience The partnership between TVB and Convenience Retail Asia (CRA) was signed earlier this week. Shoppers using Big Big Shop, launched in July last year, will be able to collect at Circle K stores. With a network of 337 stor...
14 March 2019
Hong Kong-based Convenience Retail Asia (CRA) has posted a solid set of annual results, with Group revenue increasing by 4.4% to HKD5,320m (US$677.7m). Revenue and profits up despite challenging trading conditions Increase in revenue was mainly attributed to a 2.9% growth in comparable-store sales for the convenience store business and sales at Zoff. Core operating profit grew 17.5% to HKD2...
14 February 2019
Japanese discount operator, Don Quijote (known as Donki) is launching its first stores in Thailand next week and in Hong Kong in July. A fun and vibrant banner... Don Quijote is well-known for its fun, ceiling-hanging merchandising, colourful and eclectic mix of products in-store, e.g. costumes, general merchandise, food and grocery, cosmetics and souvenirs. Donki's grand opening in Thai...
11 January 2019
Health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson, will open its first store in Vietnam on 17 January 2019. Store to be opened in Ho Chi Minh The store will be located in Bitexco Financial Tower in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. It is the tallest building in the city. The area is well visited by tourists due to its magnificent views on the Sky Deck. It is also known for its luxurious offices. More ...
14 November 2018
Dairy Farm has reported mixed results for Q3, pulled down by challenges in the food division. Strong growth in health and beauty The retailer reported strong sales and profit gains in Hong Kong and Macau. The retailer also saw improvement in its Southeast Asian businesses, especially in Malaysia and Indonesia. Food business profits decline Both sales and profits were down in several m...
18 October 2018
CK Hutchison's retail division A.S. Watson and telecom subsidiary 3 have partnered China’s Meitu to launch a new platform that integrates social media and retail. Partnership to enhance shopper experience The new platform will combine beauty with social media, with the companies drawing on their expertise in retail, telecom and AI technology to provide shoppers a better online and offline s...
24 September 2018
AS Watson is rolling out a new global VIP loyalty program to further connect with its customers around the world. VIP loyalty program A.S. Watson plans to make its new VIP loyalty program available across the 24 markets it operates by early next year. The retailer has approx. 130 million members worldwide, but the new program will be invitation-only to reward top customers. Personalised ...
22 August 2018
AEON Stores Hong Kong, which operates stores in Hong Kong and on mainland China has posted a 6.7% increase in sales revenue to HKD4.9bn (US$628m) for the first half. Record sales, but profitability remains a challenge AEON Stores Hong Kong's sales revenue reached a record high for the first half ending 30 June, but high operating costs continued to impact profitability. The Group's profit b...
17 August 2018
Circle K in Hong Kong, operated by Convenience Retail Asia (CRA), has posted an impressive set of results for the first six month ending 30 June. This was mainly driven by continued focus on digital and creative marketing strategies. Comparable store sales increase of 4.4% CRA ended the first half with 332 Circle K stores in Hong Kong, one additional store compared to the same period last y...