Bruce Berkman

CEO

September 3, 2013

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Taiwan Shopping Center Industry Trend

Taiwan – Awake but Still Sleepy Asian Tiger

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Economic Overview

Although Taiwan’s economy has been struggling for the last few years, retailers still see new opportunities in the market every day. According Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, year-on-year retail sales have averaged a sluggish growth of 2 percent with a slight dip of -2.14 percent in March 2013. Taiwan’s trade-dependent economy and relatively weak domestic consumption has contributed to this mediocre performance.

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Paula Idec

Market Researcher

August 29, 2013

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Should retailers worry about blogshops?

The online retailing phenomenon in Southeast Asia.

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You may have come across many mini online shops hosted via free platforms such as blogs and social networking sites. These online stores have even gained their own name, ‘blogshops’, as shop owners have leveraged them to increase profit. We’ve seen this trend in the U.S. and Europe, but blogshops have surprisingly emerged as a significant ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia in markets such as Malaysia and Singapore.

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Kuni Ding

Project Specialist

August 8, 2013

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3 Things Driving New Competition For Retailers

How the competitive landscape has changed over time.

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Porter’s Five Forces would definitely ring a bell to any business school student who has taken entry-level management classes. The Five Forces analysis was created by Michael Porter and The Monitor Group, the consulting company founded by Michael Porter which filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Joshua Roberts

Creative Director

August 6, 2013

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India Relaxes FDI Rules

For multi-brand retailers, market entry should be more enticing.

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Some of the contentious riders pertain to investment in back-end infrastructure, mandatory sourcing from small-scale industries and establishment of retail stores only in cities having population of one million or more. Read the rest of this entry »

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