Tag Archives: China

SIAL China to take place in Shanghai on May 14-16

SIAL China, the largest food innovation exhibition in Asia, will take place on May 14-16 in Shanghai. According to the organisers, it will give food professionals “a unique platform for exchange and business opportunities with Asian markets”. Fast facts When? May 14 to May 16, 2019. Where? Shanghai New International …

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Aussies can’t get enough of Australian-made

A growing number of Australians say they’re more likely to buy Australian-made goods, according to a new survey. New data from Roy Morgan found that nine in ten (90 per cent) of respondents aged 14-plus said that Australian-made meant they were more inclined to buy. This figure is up from …

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China poised to topple US as world’s leading retail market

China will overtake the US in retail sales in 2019, driven by booming ecommerce, according to new data. In fact, China’s retail sales this year will surpass that of the US by more than $100 billion, predicts eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail and ecommerce forecast. In 2019, China’s total retail sales …

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Vodafone teams up with Alipay ‘to reach Chinese visitors’

Vodafone has announced a partnership to enable 110 of its stores across Australia to accept China’s number-one payment method, Alipay. The agreement allows Vodafone to offer Chinese tourists their preferred QR code payment method in-store. Doing so, says Vodaphone, “opens a new marketing channel to reach Chinese nationals before, during …

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ECG to buy Metcash’s China export business

E-commerce company ECG has announced it will buy 85 per cent of wholesaler Metcash’s China export business. The companies have entered into a binding Heads of Agreement. This will see ECG will acquire 85 per cent of Metcash Export Services, which includes Metcash Asia, its China-based subsidiary. ‘One-stop offering’ ECG …

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Online grocery markets set for rapid growth

Online grocery markets will grow by 20 per cent every year until 2023, according to new research by IGD. IGD, which describes itself as a “research and training charity”, says the “twin enablers” of rapidly evolving shopper expectations and tech innovations are driving this growth. In fact, says IGD, the …

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Events: Future Food Brisbane

Food Innovation Australia (FIAL) and Brisbane Marketing are collaborating to bring together the Future Food Brisbane initiative – a series of workshops and events created specifically for the food and agribusiness industry. The program includes: China e-commerce market readiness This workshop is aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding on: China’s …

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Metcash and Chinese retail giant in export deal

One of the largest non-government retailers in China, Suning Holdings Group, has signed an agreement with Metcash to introduce Australian and New Zealand products to the Chinese market. During a recent trip to Australia, Suning International VP Steven Zhang met with local Metcash vendors, then signed a memorandum of understanding …

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SIAL China 2017

SIAL China, Asia’s largest food and beverage exhibition – in cooperation with SIAL’s trends and innovation partner, XTC World Innovation – has released the 2016 annual food innovations and trends analysis report. Specific market insights from the report were discussed with local experts at seven SIAL China press conferences held …

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Research reveals habits of online Chinese shoppers

New research from global market-intelligence firm Mintel suggests that one in three Chinese consumers has bought food online from Australia and New Zealand. Food is the leading product for Chinese consumers to buy online from Australia and New Zealand, followed by baby food and baby products, the research indicates. Another …

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