Strong demand for the country’s cuisine is creating more interest in Hong Kong’s role as a gateway to the region.
20 July 2022
Japanese cuisine is a firm favourite with diners in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. Data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan shows that the mainland has, for the first time become the leading market for Japanese food exports.More
Demand for vintage liquid assets is strong but the market is fragmented – a problem that’s being addressed by a new trading platform.
18 July 2022
Aiming to make fine wine investment as effortless as drinking a quality vintage, Cult Wine Investment manages assets of £265 million (about HK$2.4 billion) for investors globally and has 83 countries in its global client network.More
A would-be Hong Kong restauranteur segued her plans to open an eatery into a vegetarian cookbook and line of sauces.
11 July 2022
When COVID-19 scuttled her plans to open a restaurant in Hong Kong, food-focused entrepreneur Simran Savlani switched to authoring and sauce-making, resulting in the publication of her first vegetarian cookbook, A Spark of Madness, and the launch of a sauce range under the Spark name. Taiwan-born but a long-time Hong Kong resident, Ms Savlani had already switched careers to follow her passion – and she explained how it all came about.More
A health-conscious beverage start-up is bringing a range of low-calorie pre-mixed alcoholic drinks to Hong Kong.
20 June 2022
Witnessing a growing ready-to-drink market worldwide, and noting a niche for healthier alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong, Flora Ma and Jonathan Der left their respective careers in finance and real estate to launch Only Drinks last year.More
Talented young people are learning how to turn their artistic and cultural talents into viable businesses.
02 June 2022
As industry in Mainland China moves up the value chain and Hong Kong’s gateway role updates in tandem, cultural and creative enterprises are becoming increasingly important, particularly for young people starting out in their careers.More
A Hong Kong auction house is seeing robust demand for jewels and jade, with an increase in online activity also driving sales.
30 May 2022
Rubies, red spinels and rubelites all draw healthy interest at jewellery auctions organised by Bonhams Hong Kong, while jade continues to be popular even among the younger crowd according to Stewart Young, the company’s newly appointed Director of Jewellery and Head of Jewellery for Asia.More
As the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs, interest in sports equipment and leisure goods is on the rise.
30 May 2022
As people’s enthusiasm to engage in sports and quality leisure time continues to climb, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is bringing together suppliers of sports goods and leisure activities at its annual flagship summer event. Sports categories at the expo, which is open to the public, include ball games, camping, hiking and climbing, e-sports, fitness and yoga, health and wellness products, marathons and cycling, sportswear and accessories and water sports. Leisure categories include board and party games, crafts, cultural appreciation, DIY items, drawing and painting, hobby classes, music, photography equipment, smart play and accessories (including coding education, 3D printing and virtual reality), and museums.More
A Hong Kong entrepreneur spotted a niche in the absence of bespoke tailoring aimed specifically at women.
23 May 2022
Hong Kong is renowned for bespoke tailoring, with many using a tailor for office wardrobes or formalwear. After more than 20 years of tailoring for men, Frederieke van Doorn was keen to begin offering tailored pieces for women. She established her luxury fashion brand, Frey, in September 2021 and has already opened a boutique on Queen’s Road Central on Hong Kong Island. The brand has an off-the-rack range, which offers everything from shirt dresses to trench jackets, in addition to bespoke tailored garments.More
Inspired by her own mentor, a banker has become a full-time coach, helping young professionals achieve their life goals.
16 May 2022
Inspired by mentors encountered in her career, finance industry veteran turned business coach and mentor Debbie Ng has been working with Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW) to deliver workshops on everything from dealing with difficult people to climbing the corporate ladder.More