The Chinese beverage market: How health trends shape drink preferences

the beverage market in China

Reaching approximately 595 billion dollars’ in 2019, the Chinese food and beverage market represents today a tenth of the global industry. With its’ 1.4 billion people strong consumer base, the Chinese beverage market shows strong potential. In 2019, China’s beverage industry was worth 578.5 billion Yuan, a 113.3 billion Yuan increase from 2014 at a […]

China Paradigm 123: Representing niche beauty brands in China

niche beauty brands in China

We interview Jean-Philippe Benoist, Founder and CEO at GED. GED helps establish cosmetics and niche beauty brands in China on eCommerce platforms and helps them drive sales in the Chinese market. Their services include both distribution and marketing. So what is GED’s winning formula for niche beauty brands integration on the Chinese market, which products […]

China’s startup scene: Lively, relentless, and unmatched by anything else

China's startup scene

China’s startup scene has its ups and downs but has never been inactive. The country has long recognized the importance of startups in boosting economy and employment, and therefore has invested in startup ecosystems. On the one hand, the huge and homogeneous Chinese market offers a natural experiment field for aspiring entrepreneurs. On the other […]

The organic food market in China

Organic food market in China

The definition of organic food in China The for organic production, including atmosphere quality, organic irrigation water, unpolluted soil and natural processing. Organic food in China has to satisfy the following requirements: “Complying with specific principles of agricultural production, production did not use raw materials or products generated by genetic engineering, did not use chemical […]

Volkswagen in China: Market analysis of the nation’s #1 car brand

Volkswagen in China

History of Volkswagen in China On March 28th, 1937, ‘Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens GmbH’ was founded in Germany. Later on Sep 16th, 1938, it got a name ‘Volkswagenwerk GmbH’. It is now one of the world’s largest international automobile companies, which produces and sells automobiles throughout the world. Today, the German company owns […]

China’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) outbound investments and policy

China market research

Introduction to the market for mergers and acquisitions in China With its emergence as a strong global economy, opportunities for mergers and acquisitions in China have increased in number and scale. However, financial, regulatory and cultural complexities surrounding Chinese transactions present unique challenges. Despite the overall global economic decline, M&A in certain sectors such as […]

Lexus in China: Past success and recent crisis

Lexus in China

In 2019, Lexus in China sold over 200 thousand vehicles, with 25% growth year-on-year. 2019 was the third year that Lexus has a sales growth of more than 20% and was the year in which Lexus sole its millionth vehicle in China. Lexus China’s recent success is reflective of China’s luxury car market, which also […]

China Paradigm 97: Distributing food products in China

Distributing food products in China

Distributing food products in China Matthieu David interviews David Beutin, Sales Manager – HORECA Food Service at Lactalis International. HORECA was and is one of the most impacted business industries by the Coronavirus outbreak. How does a food service company manage to recover from such a crisis in China and how different is the business […]

China Paradigm 95: Navigating the travel industry in the time of the Coronavirus

travel industry in the time of the Coronavirus

The travel industry in the time of the Coronavirus Matthieu David interviews Sophie Sun, a founder at TravelRight. If you’re a traveler and flying to your destinations is your choice of transportation then you’ve definitely dealt with flight delays before. For people flying from China the answer to their flight delay related issues seems to […]

Daxue Talks transcript #47: The consequences of remote work during the virus outbreak

remote work in china

In this episode of Daxue Talks David Ammerschlaeger, a psychologist and the head of psychology at ChingHo clinic, discusses the consequences of remote work during the virus outbreak. Full transcript below: Welcome to Daxue Talks, a show powered by Daxue Consulting, a China-based strategic market research company founded in 2010. My name is David Ammerschlaeger, I […]