A complete guide to cosmetics distribution channels in China

Cosmetics distribution channels in China

China’s cosmetic market has not stopped growing in recent years and it is estimated to generate about 495 billion RMB in 2021, vaunting a 15.1% increase from 2020. Nevertheless, China’s per capita consumption of skincare and makeup products is just 1/3 and 1/5 of that boasted by the US and Japan/South Korea respectively, showing a […]

Thinking about registering a local entity in China? Start out by developing your business

registering a local entity in China

The Chinese market is one of the most sought-after places to do business, thanks in part to China’s enormous size, large population and steady economic growth. Yet, there are many rules to starting a business in China. First of all, companies entering China must define their corporate structure. The company’s structure will impact numerous parameters, […]

E-commerce is the most important channel in health food distribution in China

health food and vitamin distribution in China

The most important sales channels for health food distribution in China can be divided into different types of distributors. Supermarkets and hypermarkets Premium sales channels Warehouses and new concept shopping E-commerce Direct sales Supermarkets, hyper markets remain the most important and popular sales channels for the health food distribution in China. Super and hyper markets […]

How to set up a Taobao store to enter the Chinese market

setting up a Taobao shop

Taobao is Asia’s largest network retail business, founded by Alibaba group in 2003. As the largest online shopping platform, current business includes both C2C and B2C transactions. Today, Taobao has also become the most used online entrepreneurship platform. How can foreign businesses set up a Taobao shop and enter the Chinese market? Why it can be […]

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’s baby wipes market is driven by consumption upgrade

China's baby wipes market

The Chinese wipes market has grown dramatically, from three to seven billion US dollars from 2014 to 2019. In 2019, the growth rate reached 21.5%. China’s baby wipes market is the top segment of the Chinese wipes market, which is segmented into baby wipes, regular sanitary wipes, make-up removal wipes and sanitary wipes for women. […]

The complete guide to Clothes Distribution in China

clothes distribution in China

Clothes distribution in China is shifting from offline to online. Online platforms are increasingly sophisticated, and brands must evaluate which platforms have the highest return on investment. Luxury, fast fashion, foreign and domestic brands all have unique needs which can be met by different distribution channels. Despite consumers turning more to online channels, offline channels […]

Carrefour in China: 25 years of success ends with slow market exit

Carrefour in China

In China, Carrefour used to be the largest foreign retailer. However, after 24 years of operations it has taken steps to leave the Chinese market, where it was the fastest-growing among all foreign retail companies. On 23rd June 2019, Carrefour sold 80% of its share of Chinese stores to Suning International. As of March 2019, Carrefour China […]

Sports Equipment Distribution in China

Sports equipment distribution in China

How to gain market share with China-adapted distribution strategy How can sports brands optimize distribution in China to gain market share?  The sports equipment market in China is booming, and brands and distributors are interdependent. In this piece we evaluate the sports equipment distribution distribution channels in China of market leaders.  Lastly, we see how […]