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China’s Exploding Wine Consumption


U.S., Chile, Australia as well as old world wines all generating increasing market shares as China develops new tastes Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis May 21 – China is a country that continues to surprise, even 20 years after I first established my business there. Back in 1992, drinking coffee was limited to the few hotels […]

Taobao and CTR Release Report on China’s Online Shopping Growth


By Xiaolei Gu Apr. 19 – To further expound the important role that online shopping is playing with regards to China’s expanding consumption levels, popular shopping website Taobao and China’s largest market research firm CTR jointly released the “Report on China’s Online Shopping Trends 2012 (中国消费风向标报告2012).” The report identifies and extrapolates on online shopping trends […]

American Companies Selling to China – Why and How


Impressive increases in exports drive U.S. businesses to export to China. This is a user’s guide on joining the trend – and includes a complimentary U.S. Dept. of Commerce download Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Founding Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates Mar. 28 – With the U.S.-China Business Council poised to release a report outlining […]

Why China’s Consumer Development is Assured


Lewisian turning point impacts upon China demographics with India close behind, meaning sales opportunities in China exist as never before Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Mar. 27 – China is about to become a great market for international businesses to sell to. That’s quite a statement, and I can recall similar proclamations being bandied about 20 […]

Report: China’s 2020 Consumer Demographics


Mar. 13 – As China gradually shifts its economy from an investment-led growth module to a more consumption-driven structure, be prepared to engage a more individualistic and emotional Chinese consumer in the near future, suggested a new study conducted by the international consultancy group McKinsey & Co. In its report “Meet the 2020 Chinese Consumer,” […]

China’s Provincial Retail Statistics for 2011


By Julia Gu Also included: Figures on Chinese tourists’ retail spending abroad Feb. 9 – According to preliminary data released from China’s National Bureau of Statistics, retail sales of consumer goods totaled RMB18.12 trillion (US$2.88 trillion) nationwide last year, up 17.1 percent year-on-year. While growth was 2.2 percentage points lower than the increase in 2010, […]

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