Domestic tourism in China saw a jump, and consumer sentiment is improving more slowly after the zero-Covid policies ended, says consumer expert Ashley Dudarenok at CNBC. Brands are relucted in spending their marketing budgets. Dudarenok said that heading into 2023 and the Lunar New Year, some smaller brands had turned more conservative on China and cut their marketing budgets for the country in half.
When even an acknowledged China bull like strategic analyst Shaun Rein turns negative on its short-term economic development, things do not look well for the middle kingdom. “Consumer confidence has brutally collapsed and I think investors need to think twice or maybe even three or four times before investing in China right now,” says Rein in the Economic Times.
China’s annual Single’s Day has been in 2022 relatively lackluster, and Alibaba and JD.com even did not release figures this year. Marketing guru Ashley Dudarenok presents for brands new ways to measure their performance. Four metrics she explains at her vlog for brands to prepare for the next shopping events in this fast-changing consumer market.
Their annual results reveal that food suppliers booked high margins during COVID lockdowns. Pang Pang Xiang (China) Company Ltd was retained by the Shanghai government earlier this year to supply food, and citizens are now shocked by their profits. However, they won’t be able to continue, says Shanghai-based retail analyst Ben Cavender to Reuters.
Both consumers and e-commerce firms in China are preparing for the famous 618 shopping festival. Marketing guru Ashley Dudarenok explains in her vlog why consumers love the largest of many online shopping festivals and why e-commerce firms need a boost in a market that is not growing as fast as in the past.
Investors worldwide have been watching developments at Evergrande, China’s second largest real estate company, as it struggled to repay its gargantuan debts. But while the problems are serious, financial analyst Sara Hsu does not expect a full collapse of the giant, she tells the commercial observer.
Fashion firm Shein developed a new global position, managing through domestic regulatory difficulties and tense relations between China and the US. Internet watcher Matthew Brennan looks at CNN Business how a new kid at the block is faring and looks in many ways like the successful Tiktok.