In 1949, POPULAR set up World Publishing Company in Hong Kong to retail and publish magazines and Chinese books for the local and Southeast Asian markets. The following year (1950), Educational Publishing House (EPH) was established in Hong Kong to publish Chinese textbooks. Today, it is one of the market leaders of pre-school and primary textbooks in Hong Kong.
On the retail side of the business, the first HARRIS bookstore was opened in 1970 in Hong Kong. In 1992, in line with the group’s initiatives to consolidate all book retail operations under the name of POPULAR, all retail businesses in Hong Kong, including World Publishing Company and HARRIS (Hong Kong) were consolidated under the name of POPULAR. POPULAR Hong Kong opened the largest single-story megastore, POPULAR Megabox in 2007. Currently, there are 17 POPULAR outlets in Hong Kong.
In 2001, as part of POPULAR’s e-learning consortium, the Group incorporated POPULAR e-Learning (H.K.) Limited in Hong Kong to develop e-learning resources and educational components for pre-primary and primary school markets.
In 2008, POPULAR successfully organised the inaugural BookFest@Hong Kong.
Popular Book Company Limited - www.popular.com.hk
CD Rama Limited
Popular Modern Books Company Limited
Pan Lloyds Publishers Limited - www.pan-lloyds.com/html/home.html
Educational Publishing House, Limited - www.ephhk.com/jsp/index.jsp
English Language Publishing Limited
Kinder Education Press Limited
Kam Pui Enterprises Limited
Harris Book Company Limited
Pan Lloyds Education Limited (formerly known as Pan Lloyds Private Learning Ltd)
Cyber Progress Technology Limited
Popular e-Learning (H.K.) Limited
Smart English Company Limited (formerly known as eNet Digital Pacific Ltd)
Active & Independent Education Limited
BookFest@HongKong - www.bookfesthongkong.com