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Chinese Sports Brands are Gearing Up to Become Global Players

Chinese Sports Brands are Gearing Up to Become Global Players

Domestic sports brand Anta built a big international profile.China’s market is big, but so is the competition.  While fashion brands have the advantage of facing a much more fragmented market, with very few dominant players, for sports brands it's a different story. The nation’s local brands have found themselves going head-to-head with international power brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma and others.  However, now the underdogs have caught up – and are starting...
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China’s Growing Sports Sector Lures Investors

China’s Growing Sports Sector Lures Investors

While still way behind developed nations, China’s sports sector is poised for massive growth.Aided by a national plan to boost the sports industry, sport-related businesses have attracted massive financing from private and corporate investors over the past two years.The sports entertainment and service sectors, which include businesses such as sports marketing, training, venue operation and sports tourism, are considered the industry's next frontier, with their growth linked to a shift...
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Fast Retaling Sees Opportunities Where Others See Obstacles

Fast Retaling Sees Opportunities Where Others See Obstacles

Ambitious Uniqlo is looking to beat out rivals H&M and Inditex as the biggest fast fashion retailer.  It’s a tough challenge.  Both H&M and Inditex are at the top of their game, and look set to remain strong through savvy market moves that keep them two steps ahead of their competitors. However Fast Retaling Co. Ltd., Uniqlo’s parent company, has one ace in the hole: a dominant share of the Asian market.  Not surprisingly, H&M and Inditex draw their st...
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5 Things We Expect During This Year’s Singles’ Day

5 Things We Expect During This Year’s Singles’ Day

Last year, Alibaba’s Tmall and Taobao Platform Singles’ Day recorded RMB120.7 billion (US$18.11 billion) in sales on Singles’ Day, up 32.3% from 2015’s RMB 91.2 billion (US$13.68 billion). Industry watchers are expecting Singles’ Day sales this year to increase 25% over 2016’s figure to RMB150 billion (US$22.5 billion). Despite the continual growth and massive transaction volume, annual growth rates are starting to slowdown. By 2019, the total transaction value is likely to exceed RM...
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China’s Legacy Purchasing Meeting Model Starts to Change

China’s Legacy Purchasing Meeting Model Starts to Change

Competition is forcing even the most stalwart companies to seek more agile inventory management.China’s legacy retail purchasing model has come under fire. Facing an increasingly competitive market, many of the nation’s biggest retailers, including Joeone, Cabbeen. Fordoo, and Z.L.Shijia, are starting to reform the traditional purchasing meeting model. These companies are increasing the frequency of purchasing meetings (the meetings with vendors when orders are placed) while reducing...
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China’s Massive Online Market Shifts Gears

China’s Massive Online Market Shifts Gears

The combination of a huge population and high e-commerce penetration rate has laid a solid foundation for China’s online retail development. In the first quarter of 2017, Chinese consumers spent US$ 204.1 billion dollar (RMB 1,404.5 billion) shopping online, more than twice the US$98.1 billion dollars U.S consumers spent online during the same period, according to latest statistics released by National Bureau of Statistics of China.
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How La Chapelle Wins by Giving the Customer What She Wants

How La Chapelle Wins by Giving the Customer What She Wants

La Chapelle has built a fast growing billion-dollar retail company by following their customers’ tastes, rather than fashion trends. As the largest single consumer market (in terms of number of population), China is a notoriously competitive market for fashion retailers. As an increasing number of international brands enter the China market, many major Chinese brands are struggling to maintain their market share. Some of the leading domestic brands have been forced to close stores and...
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China Sees an Up Tick in Textile Exports – and Profits

The sun is once again shining on China’s textile sector. The industry that the nation was allegedly planning to abandon in favor of higher tech alternatives has proven that it not only provides jobs to millions of workers, it can also be financially profitable.China’s textile sector has clearly started to rebound this year. As a whole, industry profits rose 11.6 percent during to the first 6 month of 2017, according to report from the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC...
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China Mfg:  Moving Up and Moving Out

China Mfg: Moving Up and Moving Out

Chinese suppliers have come to realize that the only way out is up. Even the most volume-driven, mass-market suppliers have realized there is no future in making basic products in China. Increasingly, we see suppliers trying to upgrade their products and moving up the value in China, but now even in Southeast Asian countries as well.Today we see suppliers trying to add value or make a better version of their existing products in order to appeal to a higher market.Performance is one of the k...
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How Hstyle is Dividing and Conquering China's Retail Market

How Hstyle is Dividing and Conquering China's Retail Market

How HStyle’s conglomeration of micro ‘brand-teams’ has helped it stay on top in China’s wildly competitive online market. China’s booming e-commerce market has spawned many successful online fashion retailers, but by far, HStyle is one of the most successful.  HStyle, also known as Handu Yishe, was set up by Zhao Yingguao (赵迎光) in 2006. The company started by selling Korean-style garments online.  It’s main brand, HStyle (韩都衣舍), literally...
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