+Shaun Rein (Photo credit: Fantake) E-commerce in China is growing 50 percent each year, but US retailers like Macy and Neiman Marcus are scaling back their online operation in the country….
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China consumers are outspending the moderate GDP growth, but underlying changing undermine the big players in retail, as the sales increasingly go to the little guys, including e-commerce, writes retail analyst Paul French in the China Economic Review.
Preferences of Chinese consumers are changing fast and differentiating. Author Helen Wang of “The Chinese Dream” summarizes the five most important trends for 2013. Certainly, China is going to be the largest e-commerce market in the world, she writes in Forbes.
Conventional wisdom says China-focused online operations need to be solid China-based, with compulsory governmental and political controls. China expert Paul Denlinger challenges that concept and as Chinese leave China and new start-ups will based elsewhere, he writes in the China Vortex.
A slower growth in China is helping online ventures to gain more customers, as they are looking for more ways to save costs, tells retail analyst Ben Cavender in Business Week. Especially travel sites make leaps forward.
The US-based luxury fashion group Neiman Marcus has decided to enter the China market through e-commerce, rather than building brick-and-mortar stores. Business analyst Shaun Rein explains in the Financial Times why that might not be a smart idea.
Consumer-based fashion designer UnitedStyles from Shanghai has become the no.3 most innovative company in China, according to Fastcompany. Yet another success for co-founder and serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs.
The purchase of CIC by WPP has put China’s leading analytic firm of its vibrant social-media scene in the limelight. Founder and chairman Sam Flemming explains in AdAge the importance of his work. PepsiCo, Nike, Dell and L’Oreal belong to their customers.