Bonbater, a snacks brand owned by Alibaba with rising popularity on Taobao, is recently revealed by the Chinese media. What are Alibaba’s advantages of running its own brand? The official business registration information shows Bonbater’s dealer is Hangzhou Xinxuan E-Commerce Co., Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taobao. The company’s former legal representative is […]
China’s market for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) for at-home consumption remained robust in 2018, despite general concerns about a slowdown. Total spending on FMCG rose 5.2%, a slight increase over last year’s 4.7% gain. Overall, the two-speed growth scenario Kantar identified in 2016 has continued to evolve, with home care and personal care categories growing […]
Koubei is one of Alibaba’s platforms that specializes in providing local services, an area where new retail is an emerging force. New retail is Alibaba’s concept of seamless digital integration of online and offline commerce.
China’s craft beer market is growing by 40% annually. Find out some main trends of the category. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is well underway in Russia. The timezone difference is much more favorable for Chinese fans compared with previous tournaments, as most games happen during evening prime time in China. It has also become […]
With the coming of summer and the World Cup, a wave of crayfish (or Xiaolongxia) sales is coming in China. Crayfish are not just a staple in the restaurant and catering industries but have also become a route to development for some rural counties. According to a report on the state of the industry, the […]
Three factors contribute to instant noodles rebound in 2017. But the increasing popularity of food delivery apps might push this category back into decline.
The total retail sales of consumer goods in China reached 3,095.9 billion yuan (US$448.36 billion) in November 2016, up by 10.8% YoY according to National Bureau of Statistics of China.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (“EIU”) expects private consumption in China will grow in real terms by 5.5% a year on average in 2016-30 – boosting its share of the overall economy to nearly 50%.
Retailer websites or apps are the first digital information source in all countries – most notably in the USA, UK, Germany, France and China according to a survey by Digitas.
Offline merchants hoped to get more consumers and profits by accessing to the O2O platforms in China in 2015. Tier-3 and tier-4 cities have been a new expanding regions for the O2O platforms. Meituan maintained a prominent position in the less developed cities.
About 53.6% of Chinese outbound tourists take shopping as primary objectives of free and easy trips in 2015, according to a research of Mafengwo and TouTiao. At least half of their travel budget will be spent on shopping.
Although China retail’s growth rate has fallen from a peak of 15.6% in 2009 and is slowing, China remains irresistible to global retail chains. China is expected to have average annual retail volume growth of 8.7% in 2015 & 2016. By 2018, it will be the world’s biggest retail market in the world.
Apparel is the most popular product category for China online shoppers according to McKinsey. And, the most frequent online purchases are packaged and fresh food.
In October 2014, total online advertising spend of food and beverage brands exceeded RMB270 million (US$43.98 million) in China.
According to National Bureau of Statistics of China, the gross domestic product (GDP) of China in the first three quarters of 2014 was RMB 41,990.8 billion (USD 6,858.5 billion), a year-on-year increase of 7.4%.