Tag: Retail

Sinopec Sells Marketing Unit for $17.5 Billion

By Ellen Huber China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)—China’s largest refiner—filed an announcement with the Hong Kong stock exchange on Sunday that it will sell 30 percent of its $58 billion marketing unit, Sinopec Marketing, reports Reuters. The sale is...

/ September 19, 2014

Fast Fashion in China: Revved Retail

After years of extraordinary growth, has fast fashion peaked in China? By Xin En Lee and Suzanne Edwards In November, property consultancy CBRE reported that landlords in second-tier city retail properties were courting China’s main fast fashion brands to drive...

/ February 24, 2014

The Pros and Cons of Franchising in China

US companies must jump hurdles to operate successful franchises in China, but the potential benefits are too great to ignore.

/ July 1, 2011

Environmentally Friendly Consumers Emerge

PRC government policies and consumer preferences are going green, presenting new opportunities for US companies to sell sustainable products in China.by Julia KanThe economic downturn has affected business operations and consumer preferences significantly. Many companies are looking for ways to...

/ May 2, 2010

Understanding China’s Retail Market

China’s growing retail market offers a range of opportunities for foreign investors, but some sectors are easier to access than others.by Sheng LuChina has one of the most lucrative and rapidly growing retail markets in the world. Despite the global...

/ May 1, 2010