On September 3, the 5th day of the opening of the Hema Mini in Shanghai’s Pujiang City Life Plaza, RMB 0.99 for Hangzhou cabbages and abalone for RMB 1.99 attracted the senior residents to rush buying. A shopping guide shouted: “steak is on sale, download Hema App and you are eligible to buy one get […]
For all retailers and manufacturers around the world, the big question is always the same: “how do we grow when, globally, volumes are sluggish?” If we look exclusively at trade aspects, the past years have seen the decline of larger formats, the rise of value-for-money models, the boom of e-commerce, and cannibalization between channels. This […]
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 […]
Last November, Tianhong’s Junshang 3019sp@ce supermarket officially upgraded to a WeChat payment smart retail store. The number of cashiers reduced from 15-20 to only two on that day, most of which were replaced by self-checkout machines.
The total spending of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) recorded moderate value growth of 2.4% in the 12 weeks ending March 22, 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, according to Kantar Worldpanel China. Non-food, especially personal care categories, maintained a robust growth while the food and beverage sector showed a weaker performance of […]
Total retail sales of consumer goods in China increased to US$1,457 billion in Q1 2019 and roughly 85.3% came from urban areas. Online retail sales of goods and services totaled US$333.45bn, representing 22.9% of the total.
Following the adoption and popularity of mobile payment, China supermarkets are growingly more intelligent with technologies such as face recognition, IA, AR, O2O, etc. WeChat recently shared a vision of its technology integrations with supermarkets in the future. Face recognition for custom recommendations and promotions (Credit: WeChat Moments) Supermarket customers’ face will become a “Membership Card”. By […]
JD.com (Jingdong) reported annual active customer accounts of 305.3 million in the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 (up 4.7%), from 292.5 million in 2017. JD’s quarterly active customer accounts increased by 22% year-on-year in Q4 2018.
The annual growth rate of FMCG is the same as in 2017. Q4 performance is weaker than the previous quarter. The top players in the modern trade sector combined accounted for 37% of sales in 2018. Sun Art group maintained its leading position with 8.4% of share. Yonghui remained the fastest growing top players in 2018. 65% of China urban families […]
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 […]
Total sales of retail and food & beverage enterprises in China amounted to 1.4 trillion yuan (US$202.16 bn). The average daily sales increased by 9.5% year-on-year during the week-long (October 1-7) National Day holiday in 2018, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Supermarkets start to gain popularity among the young population in China. The future supermarket becomes young people’s third social space. 7FRESH is positioned as Jingdong Group (JD.com)’s online and offline integrated fresh food supermarket, in which the fresh food accounts for more than 70% of the products. Jingdong selects supermarket products based on consumer data. […]
The emerging e-commerce has a great impact on the traditional retail industry, which has slowed down its developing pace and started to arrange offline sales since 2017. Seamless integration of online and offline shopping has become a trend, more and more retailers think consumer experience and efficiency important. However, they need to know more about consumers in […]
Alibaba delivered second quarter with 61% revenue growth, a net increase of 17 million Taobao MAUs to 634 million, and a decrease of 54% in income from operations, according to its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
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 […]