Tag Archives: China

Keep your business safe from coronavirus impact

Retailers should not take a head-in-the-sand approach towards coronavirus (nCOV), says national insolvency and business recovery specialist Jirsch Sutherland. To assist, the firm has set up a special coronavirus hotline – 1300 547 724 – for businesss owners and directors needing guidance. “The coronavirus is already effecting retailers and other …

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Aussie retailers should embrace ‘multicultural consumers’

Catering to “multicultural consumers” could bring huge opportunities to Aussie fruit and veg retailers, says Nielsen. It defines “multicultural” (or “ethnic”) shoppers as those from non-English-speaking households. Nielsen says this demographic will become even more important over the next few years – for two reasons. First, immigration to Australia is …

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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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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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