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.
CD Rama Limited
Popular Modern Books Company Limited
Educational Publishing House, Limited - www.ephhk.com/jsp/index.jsp
Pan Lloyds Publishers Limited - www.pan-lloyds.com/html/home.html
Kam Pui Enterprises Limited
Harris Book Company Limited
Smart English Company Limited
Cyber Progress Technology Limited
Popular e-Learning (H.K.) Limited
Active & Independent Education Limited
EduSmart Company Limited