/ Sai Kwong Hong
Timeline: Since 1946
Business Type: Groceries
Products: Wine, medicine, tobaccos, personal health care products, cosmetics
Address: 90 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po
Mr. Leung is the 3rd generation owner of Sai Kwong Hong since its opening in 1963. He still remembers when his grandfather established “Leung Kwok Ying Medicine Co.,” in Bonham Street, Sheung Wan years ago, the family had more than 10 branches mainly doing dyeing and publishing business. Now, only two are left.
Mr. Leung did not want to reply on his father’s reputation to run his business. He hoped to start his own business. Therefore, he bought the site of the current shop in Pei Ho Steet, Sham Shui Po. The name Sai Kwong Hong represents the foundation of Mr. Leung’s entrepreneurship.
In the past, Sai Kwong Hong used to sell bulk wine, soaked steamed rice wine at the attic for a few days before retailing. Now, they no longer sell in this way. Instead, they order wine from the distributor directly.
The busiest periods of the year are during the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Lunar New Year. Although more and more shops are coming into the competition e.g. supermarkets and chain stores, Mr. Leung does not think they would affect his business much. He has faith in his long established good connection with the neighborhood. His shop has accumulated a lot of regular customers throughout the years.
The reception displays some old photos of the shops.
The are some different kinds of salves for the neighbor.