Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Is China Really Getting More Difficult?

Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:52 1 Comment

A debate over whether China is or is not a friendly place for foreign firms has been brewing for a few years, and while the economic model of foreign firms has been a hot topic lately, I am wondering if recent the recent debate is one that is recycled news or if there is something […]

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Luxury in China. Not Worth Traveling For?

Sunday, January 29, 2012 18:32 3 Comments

One of the most spoken of markets in China is that of luxury. China is the #1 buyer all things luxury right now, and every day I pass by Shanghai’s Lambo store, and see two new colors in the window, confirms that. LV has three flagship stores in Shanghai.. as does Apple.. as does Ferrari. […]

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Can Hipster Youth Reinvigorate Bike Culture in China?

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:42 5 Comments

Guest Post from John Solomon, Director of enoVate The fixed gear bike movement has hit the streets of China. Just three years ago, you could count the number of fixed gear bikes here on your fingers (and maybe toes). But spend an afternoon strolling Shanghai’s French Concession, and your sure to see various youth — Chinese […]

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Shanghai Retail: Booming or Busting

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 7:32 No Comments

Later that week, while walking from Xintiandi to Huai Hai plaza (roughly 1km) to an event, I took out my iPhone camera to capture one of those moments where I realized that all the good economic recovery news was not translating to the street. In short, over the course of my 1km journey, I captured […]

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Shanghai’s Coffee Market Is Heating Up.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:48 3 Comments

There was a time when the only coffee outfit was Starbucks, and its knock off SPR. Along Nanjing Road, the highest concentration existed with 5 stores between the Portman hotel and People’s park, and in total there were roughly 80 by the end of last year (as you can see from the map above). Over […]

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Shanghai Barbie

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:47 No Comments

When the doors opened, its marketing managers proved themselves as throngs of people made their way through the store. Both the domestic and international press cores were there to cover the action, and as you can see in the CBS piece below, it is a model that a number of people are studying with interest. […]

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Consumer Confidence in China Plummets

Thursday, March 12, 2009 2:26 2 Comments

While there are still some reports lately that forge some level of hope that the consumers in China have not been affected by the crisis, and that their spending will help to support the Chinese economy, I have held a very different opinion. It is a feeling/ opinion that has been difficult to prove given […]

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Young Chinese Get Thrifty in Gloomy Economy

Sunday, March 1, 2009 8:08 No Comments

An interesting clip for the times. Wong, a young professional who used to feel comfortable spending his monthly earnings on taxis and date nights, has set up a club of 100,000 followers who are looking for ways to save money as well. Some may think that luxury sales are the story, but given China has […]

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