Category Archives: Tesco

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.

Making money in groceries is tough – Paul French

Supermarkets in China might have taken over the groceries in the US in size, but making money is so much harder, explains retail analyst Paul French in CRI

Why Wal-Mart falters in China – Paul French

American retailers have a hard time surviving outside their home turf, compared to European and Asian companies, retail analyst Paul French tells Reuters. Wal-Mart had to close stores and saw staff arrested because of price manipulation and mislabeling food products in their stores.

China is getting fat faster – Paul French

Chinese not only get fat in a different way, compared to the US and Europe, they also get fat much faster, tells retail expert Paul French in a Reuters’ feature.

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.”

The barrow boy grocer from Tesco – Paul French

Paul French  via Flickr Some foreign companies do well in China, others fail. And some have a more rollerskating experience like Tesco, recalls retail analyst Paul French in the Telegraph. The…

French, Paul

Paul French is former Chief China Market Strategist at Mintel. As a China specialist he has been quoted in a wide variety of publications including the Financial Times, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal Asia, the South China Morning Post and the LA Times. In 2012 he published the very popular book “Midnight in Peking.” The rights for a TV-show on the book have been sold He travels from Shanghai.