US fast fashion brand Forever 21 tries for the third time to get access to the China market. But Shanghai-based market analyst Ben Cavender wonders if the US brand and its Western competitors in fast fashion might succeed this time, he tells Reuters. “It will be difficult to claw away market share as most Chinese consumers either haven’t heard of the brand or don’t really know what it stands for,” he says.
China’s Anta bought in 2009 the Italian sports shoe brand Fila for China and plans to take on Nike and Adidas during the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Branding expert Ben Cavender sees Li-Ning and other domestic brands as the first hurdle to take before Anta can really compete globally, he says in the Fair Observer.
Peking University business professor Jeffrey Towson notes at his LinkedIn page that many consumers at the Beijing subway have started to wear sports wear. Adidas is one of the winners in a convincing trend towards a healthier lifestyle, he argues. Although he expects this catches on among women more than smoking men.
Image via CrunchBase Nike, the world’s largest manufacturer of athletic shoes, is shifting its attention for sales to Asia and especially China. With success, tells Shaun Rein BusinessWeek: Chief Executive Officer Mark Parker is counting on China and emerging markets to provide the most growth over the next five years
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