April Wu

China Market Strategy

December 1, 2015

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Retail News Roundup – Dec 1

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Forget e-commerce, m-commerce is where India’s potential lies

With the availability of cheap mobile data plans increasing, analysts believe this will help boost internet usage via mobile handsets — and consequently online shopping. >>

2 – eCommerce is gravitating towards social media

With the eCommerce scene exploding within the region and consumers being constantly online browsing the internet and connected on social media, it comes as no surprise that social media will play an even more integral role in shaping the face of the retail industry. >>

3 – Daiso, Robinsons Retail to strengthen PH partnership

There are now 44 Daiso Japan stores in the Philippines and over 2,400 stores in 30 countries around the world. >>

4 – Jollibee scouring China, US for acquisitions

Philippines-based Jollibee Foods is actively searching for at least two more established fast food or QSR restaurant chains to boost its brand portfolio. >>

5 – Sa Sa plans new store concepts

Hit by falling sales in the tourist downturn, Hong Kong beauty retailer Sa Sa plans new store concepts and diversification to restore growth. >>