Map: Retailing in China

Monday, July 24, 2006 11:48

Blinded by the law of numbers, and the opening of WTO to allow 100% ownership, the last 18 months have seen a lot of activity in the retail sector.  Looking across a couple of the verticals, we put together this map to represent the number of locations that have been established for 8 of the most recognizable brands (B&Q, Kinko’s, GMHSBC, Walmart, Gucci, Haagen Dazs, and Century 21).

While there are obviously many more brands present in China, we just could fit anymore on the map.

Through this exercise, we were also able to put together a simple 3 tier system to show where the interest has been and where future retailers should be focused.  No surprises on the Primary markets (Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Tianjin), but others like Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xian, Wuhan, and Kunming are coming up as well.

For more about the opportunities in the retail sector, check out the resources available from U.S. Commercial Service, E&Ys China Retail Report, or PWC’s Investing in China’s Retail Sector Report

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One Response to “Map: Retailing in China”

  1. All Roads Lead To China » Map: China’s Target Market says:

    September 26th, 2006 at 6:05 am

    […] Put all this together, and add our previous retail map, and you have the basis for a basic understanding of what markets should be focused on right now, which have potential, and which should be placed in a category of wait and see. […]