Category Archives: Home Depot

Why the Chinese do not buy American stuff – Paul French

Chinese might consume more than ever, they certainly do not buy as much as previously anticipated, and certainly not that much American stuff. Retail analyst Paul French looks into the issue at The Daily Star.

What did Starbucks do right in China? – Shaun Rein

Starbucks turned a nation of tea drinkers into coffee lovers. Business analyst Shaun Rein explains in CNBC what Starbucks did right to succeed in China: they went local.

Why global brands fail in China – Shaun Rein

While some brands like Nike and Intel make neat profits in China, the country has become a corporate graveyard for many other global brands. Why do global brands fail in China, wonders business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC. They should focus on China.

Why Nokia falls and Apple soars in China – Shaun Rein

While Nokia, the former leading manufacturer in China, is in heavy weather, Apple is booming in the same market. The difference, according to market analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC? Nokia lost the wealthy Chinese, where Apple is winning them.

Opportunities for US companies in China – Helen Wang

Celebrity author Helen Wang of The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You addressed last month the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and focused on the opportunities for US companies in China. “Opportunities abound in luxury goods, healthcare, education and clean technology.”

Why Wal-Mart loses in China – Shaun Rein

Top management of Wal-Mart in China is leaving ‘for personal reasons’, signalling all is not well at the major retailer. Shaun Rein explains in CNBC why the US firm loses market share in China and how it can rethink its strategy.

Most-sought speakers April 2011

Kaiser Kuo “No comment.” Few of our speakers have been quoted so often by the mainstream media saying nothing. Kaiser Kuo easily made it into the top-position of most-sought speakers…

Why China does not need Home Depot – Paul French

Image via Wikipedia What foreign companies, trying to tap into the China market, regularly forget is that there is no need for their services, tells retail analyst Paul French at…

Getting your brand right in China is tough – Tom Doctoroff

Tom Doctoroff by Fantake via Flickr Foreign brands in China have seen huge successes and massive failures. Tom Doctoroff gives in Gulf News his take on the difficulties of building…

Trade under threat of Fukushima fallout – Shaun Rein

Toyota SUV in trouble via Wikipedia The effects on trade between Japan and China cause by the Fukushima nuclear disaster is bigger than expected, warns Shaun Rein at CNBC, as Chinese consumers…