Key Retailers Take Top Honours in the Award Program at Retail Asia Expo 2014
HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/14 -- Retail Asia Expo
2014 had a spectacular opening of the three-day Expo on 10 June,
showcasing innovative retail solutions for industry professionals and
offering them valuable networking opportunities. As the highlight of
the Gala Dinner yesterday, the Retail Asia Expo 2014 Advisory
Committee members announced the winners of the Hong Kong Retail
Industry Trade Awards (HKRITA'S) and The 2014 Shoppers Touch Point:
Top10 eCommerce Websites. These awards serve to recognize the
achievements of key retailers and their contribution to the success
of Hong Kong's retail industry. Please see below the list of winning
companies and individual.
Hong Kong Retail Industry Trade Awards
-- HKRITA'S Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr William Fung Kwok-Lun
William Fung is the Group Deputy Chairman of the Fung group of
companies and the Group Chairman of Li & Fung Limited. He is also
a non-executive director of various companies within the Fung group of
companies including publicly listed Convenience Retail Asia Limited
and Trinity Limited. He has contributed significantly to Hong Kong's
trade and business development over the years.
-- HKRITA'S Industry Super Retailers of the Year: HKT Limited
strategic project undertaken to rejuvenate and modernise its retail
channels in order to better showcase their increasing range of
products and services, HKT successfully achieved a smarter retail
presence and strengthened leadership position. The flagship stores
also deliver stronger revenue growth and are well received by its
-- HKRITA'S Small Business Retailers of the Year: A Day with Poet
businesses often encounter obstacles such as high rental costs and low
R&D investment, but A Day with Poet was able to carve out a niche
brand identity with its playful and poetic shop concept and design.
Aiming to provide a unique range of men's fashion items for working
class in Hong Kong, the boutique has made contribution to Hong Kong's
local creative industry.
-- HKRITA'S Community Retailers Award: Whiskers N Paws
Wiskers N Paws
pet supplies store and grooming salon has made connection with their
customers on an emotional level and bridged people and animals
together with a series of community programs including pet adoption
day, workshops and festive campaigns. The Award serves to recognize
its significant efforts in enhancing community awareness and social
responsibility whilst still functioning as a commercially viable
-- China Daily Asia Pacific Award: Hui Xian REIT
Hui Xian REIT owns and
invests in various high quality commercial properties in China. Its
retail portfolio consists of The Malls at Oriental Plaza in Beijing.
NPI of the retail portfolio increased 14.9% year-on-year to RMB858
million, accounting for 48.6% of the total NPI of Hui Xian REIT during
the Reporting Period. Rental income recorded healthy growth and the
occupancy rate also remained at high, benefitting from The Malls'
balanced and well diversified tenant mix.
The 2014 Shopper Touch Point: eCommerce Website Awards
-- The 2014 Shopper Touch Point: eCommerce Website Awards
websites were recognized and rewarded for delivering continuous and
exemplary standards in promoting user experience and business sales
via digital portals or websites. This award is the most prestigious
and first event for Hong Kong's retail industry organised jointly
between GS1 and Retail Asia Expo.
Dr. William Fung, Group Deputy Chairman of the Fung group of
companies and the Group Chairman of Li & Fung Limited said: "I'm very
honored to receive this award. This is not an award for me personally
but is a tribute to the many colleagues I have been privileged to
work with over the years. Retailing is a challenging business. We
have to know what the trends are, not just in fashion but cultural
and geographical changes. In addition, it requires identifying and
responding to frequently changing consumer tastes, as well as making
use of the latest technology that has made omni-channel selling an
increasingly important part of the industry."
Mr. Stuart Bailey, General Manager of Diversified Communications Hong
Kong, commented: "These retail awards serve to show our respect and
recognition for the outstanding retailers and individuals and
celebrate the success of Hong Kong's retail industry. The continuous
development of the retail industry relies on the great contributions
from everyone in the industry. This is a great way to kick-start the
three-day Expo which is designed to give Asia's retailers access to
the ideas, knowledge, tools and technologies they need to embrace the
global trends and thrive in our fast-growing marketplaces."
For more information and to register for Retail Asia Expo 2014 and
the Gala Dinner, please visit www.retailasiaexpo.com.
About Retail Asia Expo
Retail Asia Expo is an annual trade show and
conference that caters to retailers in Asia Pacific. The expo
showcases retail solutions from over 150 local and international
exhibitors and plenty of networking opportunities including seminars,
gala dinner, cocktail reception, and retail awards. In 2013, the show
attracted 8,217 visitors from 50 countries, 10.3% growth in
attendance from 2012.
About Diversified Communications Hong Kong
Communications (www.divcom.com.hk) is a fast growing global business
communications company headquartered in the United States. Our
acclaimed international portfolio offers more than 100 face-to-face
buying and selling opportunities and conference programs in Asia,
Australia, Europe and North America. These serve a broad spectrum of
selected markets, from food to fitness, healthcare, business
management, construction, manufacturing, investments and franchising.
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