George Massey

Account Manager

July 11, 2012

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Rise of Convenience Stores in China

Markets in China will see a rapid increase in convenience stores over the next few years.

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Convenience stores will see their Shanghai market share rise faster than big supermarkets, an industry research shows. FamilyMart, the Japanese retailer, will almost double its market share to 7.9 percent, while Hong Kong-based Watson may also expand 2.6 percent, according to a research report released by TNS Global. Bigger retailers like Carrefour and Tesco may find their profits eroded as shoppers develop brand loyalty to convenience stores, it says.

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Edward Eng

Business Development Manager

July 4, 2012

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Capturing the Market

Hypermarkets and retail market potential in China.

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A couple weeks ago we took a look at how Burberry stacked up to China’s retail market potential. This week, we give you hypermarkets. Although they faced many challenges, they’ve come a long way since we took an in-depth look at hypermarkets in 2010. If you’re interested in learning more about hypermarkets or other key retailers in China and Asia, feel free to reach out to us.

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Chris Hubbard

@chriswhubbard Market Strategy

June 26, 2012

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Infographic – Emerging Starbucks

How does Starbucks compare to GDP in Asia?

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In this month’s Visual Trends infographic we take a look at Starbucks’s growth in emerging markets in Asia by comparing the number of Starbucks to the GDP per capita in each respective country. We also take a look at some other Starbucks data like when they first opened stores in each country, how much coffee the average person drinks, how many Starbucks stores there are per person in each of these countries, and how much Starbucks has grown overall in Asia.

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George Massey

Account Manager

June 20, 2012

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Burberry in China

How does Burberry stack up to China's retail potential?

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In the last post, we delved into Burberry’s past and compared it to what they have planned for the future. This week, we present you with a closer look at where Burberry has stores and how they relate to the retail market potential in each province. This should give you a better picture of where potential for growth lies. If you’re interested in more info on these areas, feel free to shoot us an email.

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George Massey

Account Manager

June 19, 2012

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Burberry in China

What's next for the luxury brand in China?

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In 2010, Burberry Group said it would buy out its Chinese franchises in a £70m deal that will see it take direct control of its 50 stores on the mainland. Angela Ahrendts, chief executive of Burberry said the Burberry brand had more global momentum than ever in its history. It had the product innovation and supply chain to handle the fastest-growing luxury market. “Regardless of the market dynamics going on, other dynamics are in place to make this the optimum time to do [this deal],” she said.

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