Life in HK is busy. Work plays an important role and days are often long. Saturday is a working day as well (1/2 day).
Homes are in average small and several generations may share a flat. It is common for young professionals to live with their parents until they get married.
Eating is important part of social life and it is very common to have dinner with friends / family in a restaurant in the evening and weekends. It is said that a person eating alone has a heavy heart. All possible kitchens around the world are available in Hong Kong, but Hong Kong Chinese prefer Chinese food.
Regarding beauty for women it is ideal to be slim, and perfect, white skin is favored. For men it is good to be a bit heavy on the waist to show that one has money to take good care of the family.
Fitness, i.e. jogging and workout at gyms is more and more popular, though still more favored by westerners than Hong Kong Chinese. Tai Chi is practiced in parks throughout the year especially by middle aged and elderly.
Muji is short for Mujirushi Ryohin, which means "no brand”
Natural and simple design to propose rational lifestyles for today's world, natural colors
More than 5,000 items as Muji products (private label)
Muji Products: Clothes for men, women and children,bags, accessories, cosmetics, food, home organizers
Muji Cafe / Muji Meals: bakery cafés and restaurants
Operating campsites (3 sites in Japan?)
Promoting outdoor activities
Florist selling flowers
Living spaces: home furnishing
Retailing market: lifestyle chains and department stores
Maybe not here, from my mind it is rather low priced concept
Little bit like “Tiimari” but with wider assortment of goods
Pacific Cafe – “The Perfect Cup”
Cafe chain with internet access
Present in Hong Kong and Singapore
Selling small items related to coffee/tea drinking
coffee beans & blends, tea
Environment with comfortable music selection, warm lighting, couches and sofa chairs, an international selection of newspapers and lifestyle magazines, private space and space for community socializing
Characteristics of the retailing market in Hong Kong
Offering in Hong Kong is impressive: all leading global brands are in Hong Kong
Especially clothes, shoes, handbags and jewellary
A lot of interior designers
Interior shops: Causeway Bay, My favorite shop, small stores in Sohossa
Tequila Kola, Shambala (oriental) etc. in Ap Lei Chau
Very brand oriented
Brand stores in shopping malls, small stores e.g. in Soho, spas, yacht or country or golf or fitness clubs etc.
Life style concept stores: the business idea and display is build around a certain life style theme (like Body Shop, Pentik Shops in Finland, Muji in Japan)
Watson’s, City Mart, Herborist, Natural Beauty, Chiltina, Physical, Nep.star Drug Store
Characteristics of the retailing market
Single shops or chains? Chains
Own brands (private label) or a range of branded products? Both
Shop-in-shop concepts? Yes
Are these type of shops located in shopping malls, in certain district, spas, yacht or country or golf or fitness clubs etc. Most are located in shopping malls, certain district, large resident community
Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province, covers an area of 7,434.4 Sq. km. It’s the political, economic, commercial, cultural center which combines manufacturing, transportation, finance, information, education and human resources as a hub. It's the largest coastal city in the southern China, which is adjacent with Hong Kong and Macao. Guangzhou is one of the most economically dynamic and flourishing areas in China.
Cities with best consuming power in Guangdong province
Guangzhou-Population (2004) Unit: person 828,500 6,520,500 3,597,000 49% 3,779,700 51% 7,376,700 Agriculture Non-Agriculture Female Male % of Non-agricultural population: 88.39% Sex Ratio (Female=100): 105.08 By Agriculture By Sex Total Population
GDP per capita: over USD6,800, 14% annual average growth rate
Total Retail Sale of Consumer Goods: RMB170 billion
Per Capita Annual Disposal Expenditure for Consumption of Urban Households
377.50 1168.58 1884.15 1404.75 728.75 808.15 693.77 4504.93 11570.58 3.26% Miscellaneous Commodities & Services 10.10% Residence 16.28% Education, Cultural and Recreation Service 12.14% Transportation & Communication Service 6.30% Medicine & Medical Service 6.98% Household Facilities, Articles & Services 6.00% Clothing 38.93% Food Total Living Expenditures for Consumption (RMB)
Guangzhou-Strong Purchasing Power Disposable Income per Capita Expenditure per Capita
Eating in Guangzhou is very famous around the world. Guangzhou people enjoy delicate food, such as dim sum, gong fu tea, soups with traditional medicinal materials, healthy herbal teas. People pay more attention on the healthy, natural green food.
Guangzhou is now expanding its urban district area, people will trend to live a little far away from the downtown, with more spaces of living facilities, such as swimming pool, fitness facility, and green plants. Living quality is improving.