With the rise of e-commerce and more discerning consumers, the recent growth of malls in China risks becoming redundant.
Big data has made its way to China and has been eagerly adopted by the countryʼs tech giants. Does it stand to revolutionize business?
Chinese e-commerce companies like Alibaba and JD.com are finding a lucrative opportunity in rural areas. But what kind of strategies will work there?
Essential numbers on China: from the RMB internationalization to the contraction in the luxury market, growth in e-commerce transaction value, and more
CKGSB Professor Jack Chen on why the government should level the playing field in the Chinese retail industry
Alibaba IPO: A look at China’s Alibaba vs Amazon and eBay, the two leading e-commerce companies in the US.
After years of extraordinary growth, has fast fashion peaked in China? In November, property consultancy CBRE reported that landlords in second-tier city retail properties were courting China’s main fast fashion brands to drive foot traffic, going so far as to waive a flat rent rate in exchange for a percentage of turnover to attract these […]
The week that was: luxury retail in China slows down as the government’s anti-corruption measures take effect; over-the-counter exchange markets widen their reach; housing prices rise; and bitcoin prices nosedive. China broadens OTC exchange nationwide More small and medium-sized companies will have access to China’s over-the-counter (OTC) exchange market, as the Chinese State Council announced […]
FDI in retail in India is a prickly issue. For years, the proposed policy to allow foreign retailers to set up shop in the country was in limbo. Finally in 2011, the government eased the rules governing foreign direct investment (FDI) in both multi-brand retail as well as single-brand retail. Foreign retailers were […]
Sun Weimin, Vice-President of China’s electronics giant Suning, on the company’s foray into e-commerce and the synergies between brick-and-mortar and online One of the biggest “3C” (computer, communication and consumer-electronics) retailers in China, Suning Appliances operates more than 1,700 chain stores, with one seemingly on every street corner of Mainland China. In a recent survey, […]