Category Archives: consumers

Shanghai Disney needs to be huge – Shaun Rein

Hong Kong: too small via Wikipedia The new-to-built Shanghai Disney park should learn from the mistakes that have been made in the Hong Kong park, says Shaun Rein in Reuters….

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…

IKEA’s China problem: too popular – Shaun Rein

Image by Getty Images via @daylife The Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has become a public attraction comparable to Disneyland in the small number of stores they have in China, writes…

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…

Can China deliver on its five-year plan? – Helen Wang

Helen Wang Increased domestic consumption and sustainable growth are key in the country’s new five-year plan. But can it deliver on two critical issues, beating inflation and affordable housing, author…

Consumption: slow but real change – Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr For years China has been talking about refocusing its economy on domestic consumption, tells Arthur Kroeber in the New York Times. Now, real change…

Failing in a booming consumer market – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Home Depot and BestBuy were just two of the foreign companies in China that failed, while the consumer market is reaching record heights. Shaun…

Chinese men now "dressed to impress" – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Women have been driving the Chinese consumer market for a long time, but now Chinese men are miving in and focusing more on skin…

The Chinese Dream – Helen Wang

Helen Wang ┬áby Fantake The long-awaited book by Helen H. Wang The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You is now…

Foreign brands struggle as Chinese retailers rise – Paul French

Image via Wikipedia Depending on how you look at the figures, retail grew up to 20 percent in China, retail analyst Paul French tells Forbes and compares the fate of…