Getting China’s Consumers: Lane Crawford vs Ikea

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

The Chinese consumer may be key to future business opportunities (and not just in retail –, but how to unlock the door? Different approaches to the challenge have been in teh news over the past week (see @ChinaBlogTweets on Twitter) – from Lane Crawford ( – designers, Chengdu & T2), and Ikea ( – […]

Consumers, Coffees, Teas & Fast Food Strategies

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Everyone wants a piece of the famous “Chinese consumer”, whatever, and wherever that may be. Some are doing a pretty good job, and they are taking different routes – big city, second tier, or even beyond the tiers… Starbucks, which is so well established that at least one tweep uses as a city-centre marker in […]