Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Impact of Closing Down Home Depot’s Expo Chain. China’s Ports, Provinces, and Manufacturers

Monday, February 2, 2009 2:11 No Comments

Following the rather quickly written post Why Layoffs in the US are a Bad Thing for China where I mentioned highlighted that these closures were likely to impact China’s real economy I thought it would be a good idea to spend a little more time looking at the real impacts to China’s economy. There have […]

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China Retails Numbers up 13.8%. Don’t Get Excited

Sunday, February 1, 2009 8:14 No Comments

The Xinhua news release Chinese festive spending remains robust, retail sales up 13.8% would seem to provide a beacon of hope for those looking for some light, but not so fast. Initially alerted to the article on twitter (h/t @niubi – see recent Danwei interview of Bill Bishop here), the following chat between myself and […]

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Adidas: A Proud Sponsor of the Beijing Games

Sunday, August 17, 2008 21:01 5 Comments

With firms spending 80-100 M USD to be sponsors of the Olympic Games, there are going to be questions. What I have found interesting through my discussions around this topic, and through reading the perspective of others, is that it is all in the matter of context.  Whether firms were trying to use this as […]

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The Ongoing Saga of Developing Nanjing Road

Sunday, July 27, 2008 23:58 No Comments

Over the life of All Roads, I have written a few posts about the development of Nanjing Road, and it is time for another edition. to be honest, this is a post I have struggled with as I have been on a retail project for 6 months.. have lots to say about Shanghai’s development, but […]

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Adidas Gets a Hard Lesson in Appropriate Uses Of China Flag

Monday, March 10, 2008 14:05 4 Comments

Forbes came across the wire with a very interested article entitled Adidas Gets Red Flag, Not Gold Star, From Chinese Consumers on the recent mess Adidas found itself in over their use of the national flag. Apparently starting with a new line of gear to show its support for China (an Olympic play), some reporters […]

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Want to Build a Salesforce in China: Benckmark AMWAY

Thursday, March 6, 2008 2:15 No Comments

There are more than a few firms in China that have tried and failed to build a successful sales structure, but AMWAY is not one of them. Even with their model being lumped in with pyramid scams for a long time, and thus being restricted in China up until a few years ago, AMWAY has […]

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Nanjing Road.. Will the Construction Ever End: Part 2

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 13:25 No Comments

Last year while enduring a jack hammer educed headache I wrote a post entitled Nanjing Road… Will the Construction Ever End? where I wondered if the construction on Nanjing Road would ever come to an end. After all, it is the showcase street for Shanghai. Well, 12 months after that post, while working on a […]

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Warner Brothers Closes Nanjing West Road Store

Thursday, December 6, 2007 2:38 No Comments

In yet another retail fatality, I am sorry to announce that the WB store is officially gone. Cut down to half the size a year or so ago, this store has been rumored to be on the brink for a while now… and it was just that time. Unfortunately, the WB store is not the […]

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