Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Oh Christmas Tree.. Oh christmas Tree.. Oh?? What’s A Christmas Tree??

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 22:24 Comments Off on Oh Christmas Tree.. Oh christmas Tree.. Oh?? What’s A Christmas Tree??

Just stumbled onto an article in the USA Today Home Depot at home in China for holidays (via Blogging Stocks) . To say the least, Home Depot had a difficult time getting into the market. they had several failed merger attempts, several management turnovers, and in the end paid a tidy sum to take up […]

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Mont Blanc Splashes Some Cash In Shanghai

Friday, November 2, 2007 2:13 Comments Off on Mont Blanc Splashes Some Cash In Shanghai

Nanjing West Road retail property is buy far some of the hottest around, and for years the CITIC Starbucks was an icon as it had probably the best spot in town for people watching. But a couple months ago that all changed as Starbucks closed their doors on that property and moved downstairs.  for the […]

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Fresh Produce Logistics in China

Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:17 5 Comments

One of my very first projects in China involved a study of 400 farmers in the Jiangsu province bringing agriculture to market. My team at the time went through town after town and interviewed farmers, wet market buyers, truckers, and food processors to understand the process as it stood .. .and we used that to […]

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Calls For Reason, Gome Gone Nuts, Deficits are Good, and Olympic Pigs on Reserve

Saturday, October 6, 2007 8:29 Comments Off on Calls For Reason, Gome Gone Nuts, Deficits are Good, and Olympic Pigs on Reserve

Importers Defend Trade With China ,US needs ‘new vision’ for trade, and Bills Targeting China’s Trade Practices Draw Concern From Business Leaders During the last few months of product recalls, the difference between what the papers and politicians have been saying has been quite different from what we have been saying on the ground. It […]

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Update – Starbucks Closes Forbidden City Store

Monday, July 16, 2007 17:08 Comments Off on Update – Starbucks Closes Forbidden City Store

Nearly 8 years since Starbucks moved into the Forbidden City, and 8 months since TV anchor Rui Chenggang renewed the call for their immediated closure, Starbucks has announced they will close. some news outlets are reporting that they were kicked out, but I am more likely to believe that they were (as Eden Woon states) […]

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Environment, IPR, and Cheap Laptops: WSJ is on Fire!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 19:51 2 Comments

the last 24 hours have been active for the journal today, and they have done a good job of reporting on the above three issues: 1) The environment: In their article Walk of Shame Jane Spencer reports that dozens of MNCs in China have been highlighted as polluters in a recent report entitled Greece Choice. […]

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