Posts Tagged ‘quality’

Will Chinese Pay Extra to Firms With Purpose?

Friday, August 17, 2012 8:24 2 Comments

Playing off my previous posts, Could a Shared Economy Work in China? and Do Chinese Consumers Care? Really?, a recent Edelman goodpurpose study, which surveyed 500 people across 16 countries, came to the conclusion that Chinese consumers are more likely than their U.S. counterparts to buy items that are “good” and support responsible businesses. something […]

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Developing Trust in China by Building Trustworthy Systems

Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:00 3 Comments

A few years back, the Director of Sustainable Sourcing for a large electronics firms told me “I just want to get our Chinese suppliers to the point where I can trust them.  That they will do the work without constant supervision”.  It was before the age of lead paint barbie dolls, and to the best […]

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China’s Milk Test Melamine Free, But Will Anyone Buy It?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 1:50 8 Comments

Yesterday afternoon I was talking to another member of the Shanghai community while hanging around the pool and we were discussing the issue of how this recent scandal will impact the public’s faith in the food systems. It’s clear that the milk firms have a long way to go to rebuild confidence with consumers, and […]

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Williams Loft Case Study About Sourcing in China

Friday, June 27, 2008 23:51 Comments Off on Williams Loft Case Study About Sourcing in China

Last week while being interview for a piece on sourcing in China, the reporter asked me if I had seen a March press release from Williams Loft. At the time I had not, so he sent me the link over Skype, and as I have spent more time on it I have come to realize […]

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