Consumer demographics, and especially the position of the middle class, boils out in China very different, cause problems for brands focusing on that middle class, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in OpenMarkts, in an interview ticking off different parts of his book “The End of Cheap China.”Read More →

Chinese consumers expect foreign brands to be safer and better than domestic ones. But when that confidence is hurt, like happened after a government investigating into the poultry supply of KFC, damage can be huge, explains business analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg.Read More →

Chinese consumers know that oil and sugar provide not a healthy diet, but they know that Western fast food brands in China at least keep a close eye on their production processes, unlike the Chinese competition. That is why they win, explains Shaun Rein in CNBC.Read More →

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Shaun Rein recalls in CNBC a proposed investment of US§ 50 million in a Chinese internet venture that did not exist, and was only cancelled after some solid due dilligence was done. The investor “had only been to China once, when the CEO ofRead More →

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Domestic consumption is growing and Shaun Rein tells at CNBC what companies investors should be looking at in the short term. While both McDonalds and Yum! are doing well, Shaun Rein prefers Yum! since they cater for different consumer markets with different price points,Read More →