April Wu

China Market Strategy

February 7, 2017

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Retail News Roundup – Feb 7

The top 5 retail news clips in Asia this week.

1 – Live streaming lures China’s luxury travel marketers

As Snapchat and Instagram Stories take off in the West, China is having its own live-streaming boom, with hundreds of platforms and 24 million daily active users getting in on the trend. >>

2 – China, Japan shine in 2017 Global 500 Brand ranking

While the U.S. dominates the global brand value ranks, Asian brands — namely from China, Japan and South Korea — are increasingly valuable as brands, a recent report has shown. >>

3 – Clothing shoppers prefer stores, says YouGov

Shopping in-store is still the dominant means of buying apparel in Asia-Pacific, according to the latest study from research company YouGov. >>

4 – H&M Asia looks to eCommerce

The H&M Asia online stores will open in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Taiwan and Malaysia. A sixth will open in Turkey. >>

5 – REPORT: Keys to a successful foreign F&B expansion in China

To shed light on foreign chains’ expansion activity, JLL has partnered with retail data collection specialist LocalGravity, which catalogues the location of retail stores across every city in China at regular intervals. >>