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PARKnSHOP (Chinese: 百佳) is one of the two largest supermarket chains in Hong Kong (the other is Wellcome Supermarket). ParknShop operates more than 260 outlets in Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China. Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... Wellcome logo A Wellcome store in Robinson Road, Hong Kong. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...


PARKnSHOP was acquired by Hutchison Whampoa in 1973 when Hutchison Whampoa was chaired by Douglas Clague. For a decade the store remained a local retailer until the mid-1980s when it began to expand outside Hong Kong. The PARKnSHOP concept mimics the larger supermarket layout found in North America. It sells both Chinese merchandise and imported western goods. PARKnSHOP is a member of the A.S. Watson Group (ASW), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited. Hutchison Whampoa Limited or HWL (Traditional Chinese: , SEHK: 0013) of Hong Kong is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ... North American redirects here. ... For this articles equivalent regarding the East, see Eastern culture. ... Watsons is the retail and manufacuring division of Hutchison Whampoa, the Hong Kong Based Conglomerate with intrests in businesses as diverse as shipping and telecommunications. ... Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL, 和記黃埔有限公司), (HKSE: 0013) , of Hong Kong, is one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ...

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Locations

A PARKnSHOP Superstore in Tai Po Mega Mall
A PARKnSHOP store in To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
A PARKnSHOP store in To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong

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Hong Kong

PARKnSHOP has more than 200 stores and 9,000 employees in Hong Kong.[1] PARKnSHOP opened the first Superstore (超級廣場) in Hong Kong in 1996 in Whampoa Garden Phase 12 with a floor space of 4 200 m². The first PARKnSHOP Megastore (購物廣場) opened in 2002 in Metro City Tseung Kwan O with a floor space of 6 700 m². It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Big-box store. ... The landmark of Whampoa Garden, a ship-like shopping centre building. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Big-box store. ... Tseung Kwan O (Chinese: 將軍澳, Cantonese Jyutping: zoeng1 gwan1 ou3; Cantonese IPA: ; Mandarin Pinyin: JiāngjÅ«n Aò; formerly Junk Bay) is a new town in Hong Kong, mainly built on reclaimed land in the northern half of the bay after which it is named. ...


A.S. Watson Group also operates a number of supermarkets under different brand names that target higher-income consumers. There is one Great supermarket located at Pacific Place, one Gourmet supermarket at Lee Gardens, and Taste supermarkets at Festival Walk, Citygate, Stanley, Wan Chai and Tseung Kwan O. In 2007, another brand, International by PARKnSHOP, was introduced at Happy Valley, Hong Lok Yuen, United Centre at Admiralty and Cyberport which specializes in organic foods. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Lee Garden (利園) is a hill south of East Point and west of Causeway Bay on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, approximately the area between Percival Street, Hennessy Road and Leighton Road. ... Festival Walk is a shopping centre developed by Swire Pacific in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China. ... A pedestrain footpath in Happy Valley previously used by horses to get to the racecourse. ... Commerical buildings in Admiralty, Hong Kong, with the Conrad Hotel on the left and JW Marriott on the right Admiralty (Chinese: 金鐘, Pinyin: Jīnzhōng, lit. ... Cyberport 2 in front of Cyberport Road. ... Organic vegetables at a farmers market in Argentina. ...


ParknShop's higher-income stores are billed as a "lifestyle" food stores and stock a large variety of imported goods, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables and many nonfood items. The upmarket stores were launched in November, 2004, when the existing 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m²) PARKnSHOP store located at Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong was rebranded. It is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... Vegetables on a market Vegetable is a nutritional and culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary fruit, nut, herb, spice, or grain. ... It has been suggested that high end be merged into this article or section. ... Festival Walk is a shopping centre developed by Swire Pacific in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Mainland China

PARKnSHOP opened its first mainland China store in Shekou in 1984, making the chain the first foreign retailer to enter the mainland Chinese market. The chain's first mainland superstore opened in 2000 and its first mainland megastore followed in 2001 in the Tianhe district of Guangzhou. There are now more than 40 ParknShop stores in northern and southern China, including locations in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan. ... Shekou (蛇口) is an area at the tip of Nantau Peninsula in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, south of Nantau and facing Lau Fau Shan of Hong Kong across the Deep Bay. ... Tianhe is a district in the city of Guangzhou. ... CITIC Plaza Guangzhou (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; jyutping : Gwong²zau¹) is the capital and a sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Shenzhen is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong province in southern China. ... Dongguan (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Generic products

PARKnSHOP sells products under a generic brand, under its own "private label" (百佳牌) and the other under a "Best Buy" branding(超值牌).


Controversy

Labour outsourcing

The PARKnSHOP chain, including the rebranded Taste superstore in Kowloon Tong, dismissed 525 employees in April 2005, when the company outsourced the labour for its fresh foods counter; most of the employees were dismissed just before the Chinese New Year in 2006. The aggrieved employees included many low-paid workers of longtime service. The employees' labor union complained that although 90% of the dismissed workers were rehired at the same position as before, their wages were lowered (some reportedly by as much as 44%), and their working hours were increased from 10 to 12 hours by the outsourcing subcontractor. The resulting average hourly rate was HK$18.[2]. Outsourcing (or contracting out) is often defined as the delegation of non-core operations or jobs from internal production within a business to an external entity (such as a subcontractor) that specializes in that operation. ... For other traditions of celebrating lunar new year, see Lunar New Year. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... A subcontractor is an individual or in many cases a business that signs a contract to perform part or all of the obligations of anothers contract. ...


Mislabelling fiasco

In January 2007, PARKnSHOP was involved in a food scare in which the supermarket was accused of having mislabeled oilfish and sold it as the more expensive codfish. The scare broke out after the Centre for Food Safety of Hong Kong had received complaints from 14 people who fell ill after consuming oil fish said to have been wrongly labeled as codfish by, and sold at, PARKnSHOP as well as its rival Wellcome Supermarkets. Food safety is a growing concern in Chinas vast food production system. ... Binomial name Ruvettus pretiosus Cocco, 1833 The oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus, is a snake mackerel, the only species in the genus Ruvettus. ... Species Gadus morhua Gadus macrocephalus Gadus ogac Cod is the common name for the genus Gadus of fishes, belonging to the family Gadidae, and is also used in the common name of a variety of other fishes. ... Wellcome logo A Wellcome store in Robinson Road, Hong Kong. ...


ParknShop blamed the Indonesian authorities for its inconsistent translation among the Indonesian, English and scientific names of the product.[3] The Indonesian consul in Hong Kong stated that oilfish caught in Indonesia is not destined for human consumption, but is exported only for use as an industrial lubricant to countries including Australia, Canada and Japan.[4] A Consumer Council spokesman for the case said that "a professional buyer [should] know right away, based on the price and appearance of the fish, that something's wrong despite the erroneous translation".[4] Latin name redirects here. ... This article is about the Roman rank. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Company Overview. Retrieved on 2007-06-30.
  2. ^ Wong, Ching (April 2006). PARKnSHOP Outsourcing adds insult to injury. U-Beat magazine Chinese University of Hong Kong. Retrieved on 2007-03-25. (Chinese)
  3. ^ Kim, Caroline. "ParknShop says certificate wrongly named fish", Hong Kong Standard, January 30, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-03-23. 
  4. ^ a b Chung, Carol. "Label mistake revealed in oilfish saga", Hong Kong Standard, January 29, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-03-23. 

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See also

c!tysuper ifc mall store c!tysuper New Town Plaza store c!tysuper (pronounced as city super) is a high-end supermarket and retail chain based in Hong Kong. ... Wellcome logo A Wellcome store in Robinson Road, Hong Kong. ...

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