Distribution Networks in Hong Kong SAR

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Evolution of the Retail Sector

Growth and Regulation
Retail sale represented 31.8 billion USD in 2007.
Market Shares
There are 2 distinct categories of consumers in Hong Kong : on one hand the local consumer, who are 6.5 million in number, and on the other hand tourists, lovers of luxury goods (tourism generates more than 10 billion USD of income each year).
It is to be noted that the tourists coming for`shopping` are mainly Chinese from the Mainland.
The Distribution network consists of several small and medium family type enterprises who tend to be grouped together. The large stores like Lane Crawford, Seibu or Sogo display an upscale image whereas the supermarkets and neighbourhood stores as Wing on, Sincere and Jusco are more suitable for bulk products. The latter market being dominated by the duopoly - Park'n shop and Wellcome. Discount stores are also present in Hong Kong and are suited for products with low shelf life.
Other neighbourhood stores present extensively on the territory are 7/11 and Circle K, small stores with less range, for convenience and small volume purchases. These stores are open 24/24 hours.
It is to be also noted that Manning`s and Watson are more sophisticated and positioned for hygiene, beauty, home care and baby products.
Organizations in the Retail Sector
Hong Kong Retail Management Association(HKRMA)

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