Date
18 October 2017
Some HK$55,000 worth of Lunar New Year goodies, including chocolates and infant formula, were stolen from a van parked on Tin Ping Road in Sheung Shui on Monday. Photos: Reuters, Google Maps, Facebook/Ferrero Rocher
Some HK$55,000 worth of Lunar New Year goodies, including chocolates and infant formula, were stolen from a van parked on Tin Ping Road in Sheung Shui on Monday. Photos: Reuters, Google Maps, Facebook/Ferrero Rocher

HK$50,000 worth of Lunar New Year goodies stolen in Sheung Shui

Some HK$55,000 worth of Lunar New Year goodies were stolen from a van parked on Tin Ping Road in Sheung Shui.

The missing items included 280 boxes of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, 240 cans of infant formula and 10 pairs of shoes, Sky Post reported on Tuesday.

The car’s 43-year-old owner, surnamed Law, called the police at around 5 a.m. on Monday after finding the rear windshield broken and the goods stolen.

The Tai Po Regional Crime Unit is investigating case.

Separately, Coils Lam Wai-chun, founder of snack-food retailer 759 Stores, sought to explain the price difference between Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

It has been noted that stocks sold through authorized distributors were more expensive, sometimes by as much as 40 percent, than those coming from parallel trade.

Lam said products imported by official distributors are made in Italy, and are crispier because they are relatively fresher.

On the other hand, those coming through parallel trade are manufactured in other parts of Europe, such as Poland, and are intended for Middle East countries.

Unsold products are subsequently shipped to other markets, such as Hong Kong. Since they take a longer time to arrive in the territory, they become less crispy than those imported via official distributors, Lam said.

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