POP MART: Blind box toys show the designer toy market in China is booming

According to Euromonitor, the total retail sales of toys and games in China soared from RMB 135.6 billion in 2013 to RMB 324.1 billion in 2018, an average annual growth rate of 19.1%. However, not all these toy consumers are children. POP MART, which sells blind boxes, is a leader in the designer toy market […]

China Paradigm 107: All you need to know about the spa business in China

SPA management

Matthieu David interviews Johnny Chang Founder at Spa Solutions Training and Management Consultancy Ltd., Shanghai. How big is the spa industry in China and how much more of a quality service does it offer compared to the West? What training does Spa Solutions offer emerging spa businesses and in what way is the spa industry […]

The convenience store market in China

Convenience store market in China

Convenience stores’ sales in China have exceeded 226 billion yuan in 2018, up 19% over last year. The convenience store market in China has grown, and will continue to grow in the near future. [Data Source: China Chain Store & franchise “Annual Sales Revenue of the Convenience Store in China”] Blooming convenience store market in […]

Daxue Talks transcript #24: The 2019 challenges in retail in China

challenges retail China

Find here the Daxue Talks episode 24. Learn from Max Peiro the biggest challenges in retail in China traditional brands have faced amd how to overcome these obstacles in 2020. Full transcript below: Max Peiro: My name is Max Peiro. I’m obviously not Chinese. I’m from Barcelona, but I’ve been living for 12 years in Shanghai. And […]

Podcast Transcript #75: Make full use of QR code for marketing in China

QR code for marketing in China

Find here the China Paradigm 75 where we, Daxue Consulting, interview season entrepreneurs in China. In this episode, we are with Benjamin Claeys to understand his entrepreneur journey in China, he is a pioneer in using QR code for marketing in China, and have set up several Chinese customer engagement platforms for innovative marketing. Full […]

Why China Market Research must Examine Culture

China market research and culture

China has enormous geographical disparities and socioeconomic variations across its regions. Consumer preferences evolve rapidly and sometimes even erratically. These cultural considerations should be taken into account when conducting China market research. It poses unique challenges to dominant and maintain dominance in the Chinese market. For instance, Uber, the senior leaders of Uber did their […]