Sales of China’s fast-moving consumer goods grew by 6.3% year-on-year in Q3 2018. E-commerce saw sales growing by 43.6% in Q3 2018, accounting for 10.6% of the total FMCG market. Taobao and Tmall together was well ahead of JD and YHD. 19.4% of shoppers purchased FMCG from Alibaba platforms in the past 12 weeks. Sun Art Group […]
There has been much discussion about China’s mainland leading the world in mobile payment, but how advanced is it compared to other markets? Chinese mainland consumers like to use mobile payment even more than cash, which makes it a distant leader in mobile payment adoption among six APAC markets, according to a Lightspeed survey. As […]
With Chinese consumers entering a new era of shopping, the consumer needs in the near future would grow around three themes: health, instant satisfaction, and personalization. Recently in China, there is a lot of questioning about the once prevailing belief of “consumption upgrading” or “premiumization”, which means consumers start to buy better products/services for higher quality […]
There are 3.94 million babies born in 2017, more than that in the whole U.S. 60% of babies younger than 3 years are living in lower-tier cities and 49% of maternal and baby product sales are from lower-tier cities. This is a huge potential market for maternal and baby products.
Kantar Media CIC releases Social Media Landscape 2018. ByteDance (social media platform), AI users and the “Brand Experience Circle” are covered for the first time. The whitepaper analyzes three key elements: media platforms, users, and brands. The definition of “social media” has been extended with the emergence of a dual-layer of core and derivative social […]
More than half of newborn babies in China in 2017 are second child of their families, according to National Bureau of Statistics of China. After China changed its policy to encourage couples to have two children, the country has entered its “two-baby era”. The second babies accounted for 51.2% of all newborn babies in 2017, […]
With enough passion, the fans of an online TV drama can “light up” a twin skyscraper in Shanghai. Guardian, an online drama adapted from the namesake popular online novel became the hottest online video this summer. Its total video views exceeded 2 billion. On June 14, the day after it premiered on Youku.com exclusively, its […]
More than 87 million Chinese people watched the final between France and Croatia live. The 64 games attracted 440 million TV audiences, accounting for 34.15% of all Chinese TV audiences.
The growth rate of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in China accelerated during Q2 2018, with annual value growth hitting 4.7%, higher than 2.3% recorded in Q1 and also higher than 4.3% for the whole year of 2017. In the 12 weeks ending June 15, growth for modern trade channels (including hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience […]
Apple loses No.1 position in NPS ranking in China, replaced by Vivo. The decline of iPhone’s NPS was mostly because many users were still using its various older models – apparently, Apple had failed in encouraging them to upgrade to its latest models. iPhone X continued to be the top-selling device, making up 5.3% of […]
Alibaba buys into China’s leading out-of-home (OOH) marketing network which covers 150 cities and creates 500 million daily offline impressions. Alibaba Group announced on July 19 that it will pay US$1.43 billion for a 6.62% share of Shanghai-based Focus Media. It will also acquire another 5% interest in it within the next 12 months. Alibaba […]
A hugely successful Chinese movie has brought China’s pharmaceutical industry into the spotlight. What changes might happen? Starting from June 30, the Chinese movie “Dying to Survive” became the social topic in China. The movie is based on a true story of how Chinese leukemia patients struggle to buy generic drugs from India because they […]