The olive oil market in China driven by health-oriented consumers

EVOO market in China olive oil

While extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) may be a staple in many countries’ cuisine, especially in southern Europe, it only has a very marginal use in China. Usually associated with foreign brands and healthy cooking, EVOO is rarely used in Chinese kitchens where soybean and rapeseed oils are more prevalent. Healthier cooking habits drive Chinese […]

China Paradigm Transcript #104: Tackling an expansive market: From food delivery business to teeth straightening products in China

teeth straightening products China

Find here China Paradigm episode 104. In this interview, Lucas Englehardt tells us about his two contrasting businesses in China: the food delivery platform Waimaichaoren and the oral care business xixilab, which offers teeth straightening products in China. Full transcript below: Welcome to China Paradigm, a show powered by Daxue Consulting, where we interview season entrepreneurs […]

The enzyme market in China partly driven by the boom of F&B and pharmaceuticals

the enzyme market in China

In recent years, the scale of global enzyme market has been gradually increasing. The value of the enzyme market in China reached 35 billion RMB in 2020, increased from 24 billion RMB in 2014. China’s enzyme market is growing with the global trend and gaining competitiveness in the international market. After 50 years’ development, China […]

China Paradigm 120: Paving the way for bakeries to enter and grow in China

bakeries in China

Bakeries in China Matthieu David interviews Pierre Gilson, founder and chef at Stoneground Consulting. When it comes to the bakery & pastry industry there is definitely a paradigm in the context of the Chinese market. While westerners consume baked goods and pastries on a daily basis, Chinese consumers enjoy them on relatively special occasions. Pierre […]

How LELECHA broke into China’s milk tea market with two “dirty” products

Lelecha new-style tea brand in China

In 2017, the new-style “milk tea” exploded out of the blue into China’s tea market. In Shanghai, many internet-famous (wang hong 网红) milk tea brands, such as Hey Tea (喜茶) and LELECHA (乐乐茶), have become a big hit. The new LELECHA opening in Xintiandi (新天地) went viral on social media. The lineup was no less […]

What the success of bubble tea in China reveals about Chinese consumers

Bubble Tea in China

With more than 140.5 billion RMB of annual sales made by milk tea shops in 2019, the success of bubble tea in China is well proven. If you are lost among all the new entrants to the market, the latest innovations and the dynamics of the sector, this article retraces the history of bubble tea […]

China Paradigm 117: Finding your sweet spot in China’s B2B food scene

China’s B2B food scene

Matthieu David interviews Founder at Maik’s Gourmet & passionate chef and F&B consultant. The Food and Beverage industry is a very competitive one in China and that’s why having a strong backend and a quality frontend are the factors that will make business in China’s B2B food scene succeed. Maik’s Gourmet provides F&B businesses with […]

The success of Nayuki, the Chinese new-style tea store going global

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In contrast to the downfall of the Chinese coffee-based beverage company Luckin Coffee, China’s new style tea market did not cease to expand during the pandemic which caused major economic recessions across the globe. Nayuki, A local Chinese new style tea company, announced its new round of funding this June, which was a nearly 100-million-dollar […]

Bayer in China: How the Pharma giant gained the strong approval of Chinese consumers

Bayer in China

Overview of Bayer and Bayer China Bayer AG is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and agriculture. Bayer, headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, is one of the most famous companies among the world’s top 500 enterprises. In 2019, the total number of Bayer’s employees was 103,824 and the […]