Category Archives: IKEA

New retail: changing the shopping mindset – Ashley Dudarenok

New retail is changing the mindset of both the Chinese consumers and the retailers, writes marketing expert Ashley Dudarenok. Some brands are finally getting the idea, but for traditional retailers, there is still a lot of work to be done, she says in the China Economic Review.

Japan’s IKEA might not sell in China – Shaun Rein

Japan’s discount-furniture king, Akio Nitori, dubbed the country’s IKEA, now wants to export its success into the region’s largest market: China. Business analyst Shaun Rein doubts whether their Japan success can be copied into China, he tells Bloomberg.

Customer service key for China sales – Ben Cavender

Gone are the old queues of eager customers lining up in China’s cities, selling to Chinese customers has become a challenge. The quality of your customer’ services is going to be key for your sales, explains retail analyst Ben Cavender in CKGSB Knowledge.

Media Markt did not get it – Ben Cavender

The decision to close down German retailer Media Markt in China shows – yet again – a profound lack of understanding on how the market in China works, tells business analyst Ben Cavender in the China Daily.

Jewelry, the next thing for Chinese consumers – Ben Cavender

Bag-seller Gucci bought a majority share in Chinese jeweler Queelin to enter a new segment of the luxury market. A smart move, says business analyst Ben Cavender in Business Week, as jewelry might be the next big thing for Chinese consumers.

The shift from price to quality in competition – Ben Cavender

Business in China is going through a paradigm change as the traditional price competition is giving way to quality, tells business analyst Ben Cavender in CKGSB Knowledge. Chinese companies need to get away from the price-based competition that they used to gain market share.

China’s changing spending patterns – Ben Cavender

China’s economy might be under pressure from the downturn in the US and Europe, but changing spending patterns might save its day, business analyst Ben Cavender told the Asian Gaming and Hospitality Congress.

What is going wrong in localization – Ben Cavender Hangout

Localization is the mantra for foreign companies entering China, but many fail. Ben Cavender, senior analyst at the China Market Research Group (CMR) will address some famous cases during a Google+ Hangout on Thursday.

Shut up and shop, patriotism in China – Paul French

Being a patriot in China has become much easier, now the government focuses on increasing domestic consumption, writes retail analyst Paul French in The Telegraph. “All they have to do now is shop, shut up and then go shop some more.”

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…