Archive for the ‘Going to Market’ Category

What Are the Aspirations of China’s Consumers

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 0:14 Comments Off on What Are the Aspirations of China’s Consumers

The recently released paper RE:Thinking Consumption by GlobeScan has provided an interesting chart that I felt was worth a share, particularly as for the last 10 years I have seen and heard so many thoughts on what drives a consumer. The piece itself was focused more on what will drive consumers to act more “responsibly”, […]

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To Be Transparent Will Be Glorious

Sunday, June 9, 2013 17:36 Comments Off on To Be Transparent Will Be Glorious

On of the most recent trends that I have noticed more and more over the last 2-3 years is the efforts that firms will go to in the area of transparency.  Engaging consumers through campaigns that are educationally minded.  Teaching the consumer how their products are produced, and why they can be trusted. The most […]

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What’s your Favorite Baijiu Mixer

Monday, June 3, 2013 13:46 5 Comments

In a recent article Fiery Chinese liquor looks to sell in West To make the point that any liquor can find a market, the article tries to leverage the history of tequila with the opportunity for baijiu to find a market: “Tequila has a very unusual flavor compared to more popular spirits,” said Derek Sandhaus, […]

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China Buys Smithfood. BE Afraid. Be VERY Afraid

Sunday, June 2, 2013 7:50 7 Comments

Chinese firm, Shenghua International, has offered up nearly 5 billion USD for Smithfield Foods. The world’s largest pork producer. It is a deal that I have I have to admit I didn’t see coming, but largely because the memories of Shanghai’s flotilla of pork is still fresh.  Setting that aside, and aligning with the  fact […]

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Chiquita Sells 100 Years of Safe and Fresh Food to Chinese Consumers

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 22:03 Comments Off on Chiquita Sells 100 Years of Safe and Fresh Food to Chinese Consumers

   In a market where consumers are on edge about what they are eating, there are going to be opportunities for firms with a brand supported by safe to enter the market.  In China, this market has recently been filled by the importation of products that were easily transportable, and an explosion in the organics […]

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Would you Sell Your Milk Powder to a Chinese Firm?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 20:43 1 Comment

With crisis comes opportunity, and in China, where there are no shortages of crisis, many firms are beginning to see an opportunity to enter a market salivating for safety.  Leading the charge are a number of firms looking to bring their food to China, organic and otherwise, and with every crisis foreign firms benefit to […]

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Reducing China’s Air Pollution. One Monitoring Station at a Time.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:46 2 Comments

In what may be one of the lasting victories for China’s nascent NIMBY movement, a couple of articles this week highlighted the fact that the number of cities to be monitored for PM2.5 air pollution will rise to 74 this year.. and 115 by 2015 Chinese city publishes vital pollution data – are other reforms […]

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Know Your China Water Risk

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:17 Comments Off on Know Your China Water Risk

An interesting article in the FT highlighting the findings of a report put out by HSBC and China Water Risk called No Water, No Power (download here)  highlighting the risk of water becoming an economic force in the medium term: “We think provincial water caps could force a change in the economic mix since 45% […]

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