Martial arts in China: an old market driven by new opportunities | Daxue Consulting

Martial arts in China

Martial arts in China have been practiced for thousands of years. Today, with Consumers’ newfound leisure spending, their practice is at the highest in its history. Given China’s rapid evolution in all sectors, we investigated the many new dynamics reshaping this rather traditional market.  A booming market – factors for the success of martial arts in […]

[Podcast] China Paradigm 45: Analyzing the market for colored gemstones in China

gemstones in China

Nicolas Jouvenceau, founder and CEO of PINK Diamonds Boutique, speaks with Matthieu David-Experton about the market for gemstones in China. In this episode of China Paradigm, Nicolas tells us about the founding and focus of the company, the expense and demand of colored diamonds and gemstones in China, and the differentiation between PINK and other […]

Open Innovation: Transforming your Business in China | Daxue Consulting

Smart Shopping in China

Open innovation (OI) is the process of integrating external expertise into the innovation processes of a company or organization. The overall purpose of implementing an open innovation strategy is for companies to take advantage of external ideas, resources, and market channels in order to advance their own technology and products. It essentially enhances a firm’s […]

New retail in China: Redesigning the consumer journey | Daxue Consulting

Unbounded Retail

Retail is now at a crossroad. Driven by digitalization, the development of the omnichannel and new customer requirements, trade, and retail have undergone profound changes in recent years. In China, Alibaba has taken the leadership of this revolution by unveiling its new retail project in a 2017 letter to shareholders: New Retail. In this article, […]

Towards a smart home future: China’s Smart Systems and Smart Devices | Daxue Consulting

Chinese Smart Homes market

With a global trend towards an “internet of things,” China’s technological innovation has led to rising demand in the smart home market from Chinese consumers.  A smart home is defined by Google Dictionary as: a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer. Smart home systems, […]

What companies must know about China’s FinTech scene | Daxue Consulting

FinTech industry in China

FinTech is short for “financial technology” and refers to the application of technology within the financial services industry. This advanced and innovative combination unveils a remarkable breakthrough in modern technology. FinTech currently serves as the critical foundation to build differentiated customer experiences via personalization, quick response, relevance, and seamless delivery. There are two types of FinTech […]

Where do Chinese tourists travel, eat and stay while in South-West Europe? | Daxue Consulting

What are the most popular European countries among Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists in South-West Europe. The implementation of Belt and Road Initiative has enhanced Chinese tourists’ understanding of Europe. The increase in new routes and charter flights has enabled Chinese consumers in second- and third-tier cities travel to Europe. Local terrorist attacks didn’t influence the Chinese people’s wishes of traveling, and we can see the […]

The cheese market in Shanghai: Cheese evolution | Daxue Consulting

Cheese market in China. Historical reasons explain the rejection of cheese by Chinese consumers Traditionally, dairy products were associated with the nomadic tribes who lived on the fringes of China and who were regarded as barbarians. So back then, eating cheese was associated with an unsavory lifestyle. Also, the majority of Chinese people avoided the […]