The Coffee shop market in China

coffee shop market in China

China’s coffee culture has been rapidly growing since 2000. Though China is far from being the largest coffee market, many believe that it will soon surpass many European countries and Japan. The size of the coffee shop market in China has doubled since 2013, which achieves an annual compound growth rate of 18%. According to […]

The 10 most epic China marketing campaigns of 2019

Most epic China marketing campaigns of 2019

Trends of the top China marketing campaigns of 2019 2019 brought creative China marketing campaigns from many industries. Our team looked at the marketing campaigns of 2019 and chose ten of the most epic to analyze. Some of the trends observed in 2019 that we expect to stay for 2020 were co-branding, social media marketing, […]

Marketing Research: Starbucks in China

Marketing Research: Starbucks in China More about coffee market in China Starbucks in China. Business Week and Interbrand have listed the top 100 global brands (market study in China) and Starbucks Coffee ranked in at 91st overall thanks to its $3 billion brand value. The company has spread its business to many countries over the past 30-years. […]

Marketing research: Coffee shops and teahouses in China (Focus on Starbucks)

Starbucks’ continuing expansion in China As of July 2013, Starbucks owned 878 company-operated and license stores in China. This US-based coffee chain operator aims open another 700 stores by 2015. Starbucks success in a country with a strong tea culture can mainly be attributed to the company’s effort to remain localized. For example, Starbucks offers its Chinese customers Biluochun green tea and Mudan White Tea. During traditional Chinese festivals, Starbucks will promote special-edition products, such as moon cakes and glutinous rice dumplings. This localization strategy has been working well in China. Potential challenges that might slow growth Although China is a tea-drinking country, tea houses find it difficult to formalize a well-organized chain. In general, tea houses are regarded as places for the elderly to spend time chatting and playing cards. Starbucks’ real competition comes from Costa, a UK-based company, which is expanding rapidly in China. Costa’s strategy is quite aggressive: the company opens new stores close to Starbucks, or occupy the stores where Starbucks just ended the contract. It entered into China’s market in 2006 hoping to open 2500 stores in total in 2015. […]