Joshua Roberts

Creative Director

February 25, 2013

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Buy Local Luxury, Please

China's Xinhua news urging citizens to shop at home.

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China’s consumers have taken a lot of criticism from the official Xinhua news agency saying that luxury consumers are hurting the local economy by not shopping at home. Chinese tourists have been avoiding steep luxury tariffs by flocking to Europe, The United States, and Asia in search of bargain prices.

To put things in perspective, Chinese people bought 25% of the world’s luxury goods in 2012. They spent a total of 306 billion Yuan ($49 billion), CCTV said, adding that of that money, 60% was spent abroad.

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Joshua Roberts

Creative Director

February 25, 2013

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Vật Mềm Dẻo (Donut)

Dunkin' Donuts announces expansion plans in Vietnam.

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Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. has signed a deal to take its donut chain to Vietnam as the company continues its push to expand internationally.

The Canton, Mass., company has signed a franchise agreement with Vietnam Food and Beverage Co. to develop Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the country over the next several years, with the first locations planned for the Ho Chi Minh City area.

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Kenny Lee

VP, PMDO

February 21, 2013

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How Is Big Data Changing Retail Analytics?

Big Data becoming a core competitive advantage in nearly every successful company.

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Big Data has become a core competitive advantage in nearly every industry as successful companies are mining their data for information that might turn a series of seemingly random numbers and information into solid-gold profits. So, what does the term “big data” really mean? Big Data is just all the data that is generated and comes into the realm of companies today. And it’s growing. If the term “Big Data” makes your head swim, check out our article “5 Easy Ways To Learn About Big Data” to get some of the basics down first.

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Sam Ho

SVP, Data Intelligence

February 7, 2013

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5 Data Headaches in Emerging Markets

Common issues we often face in the emerging data markets.

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We all know that interest in Big Data is exploding, web mapping applications are become more and more critical for business decisions, and data service companies like getchee are seeing a surge in spatial data request, especially for Asian countries. However, as data requests grow, many common misunderstandings about Asian data consistently surface, as users of this data tend to apply the same data standards they see being used in the U.S. or European countries.

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Joshua Roberts

Creative Director

February 5, 2013

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Doors Wide Open

India's economic reforms open doors to retailers.

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After two days of intense debate last September, Parliament voted down a measure prohibiting large foreign retailers who carry multiple brands, like Wal-Mart, from entering the country.

Well this is pretty great news for big box retailers that have long had their eyes on the Indian market.

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