Supermarkets and Hypermarkets in China: A revolution yet to come

Grocery retail industry in China

Supermarkets in China are becoming more and more prevalent. A supermarket is a large form of the traditional grocery store: a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles. A hypermarket, on the other hand, differs slightly in that it is a superstore combining a supermarket and a department […]

Local supermarkets VS Foreign-owned supermarkets

Though supermarket chain Tesco is the third biggest retailer worldwide, its performance in China is not as good as expected. The latest news is that Tesco is combining its Chinese operations with those of China Resources Enterprise. On August 9th, Tesco and CRE said a proposed joint venture would be created to manage 2,986 stores […]

Market research: Foreign supermarkets in China

Three supermarket giants meeting in one city  Tesco, Wal-Mart and Carrefour, the three behemoths of the global retail industry, have all opened supermarkets in Shenyang, the capital city of the Liaoning province in North-east China, making it one of only a small number of cities in the world where these three retailers compete with each […]