Digital innovation brought huge change to the landscape of apparel retailing, and now it is beginning to exert its influence over manufacturing, with more apparel firms creating opportunities for garment customisation.
While the US is the birthplace of many international licenses through the influence of its Hollywood blockbuster movies, Asia Pacific is one of the biggest licence-driven traditional toys and games markets globally.
With e-commerce use accelerating on the back of improved Internet penetration in emerging markets, it is important to recognise the specificities of local consumers and how they approach online shopping.
Growth in China’s foodservice industry has been slowing for years, causing many to wonder about the long-term prognosis for the world’s largest global foodservice market. Slowing growth and increasing competition have left many operators with a lot of uncertainty.
Asia Pacific is the largest foodservice region in the world. However, the region is also highly diverse that vary widely in income level, market maturity, demographics, foodservice spending, and dietary preferences.
While internet retail is often associated with lower costs, it should not come across as a surprise that the increased level of competition in the space has driven up the cost of online marketing, a trend which is not particularly new.
Food is the new rock ’n’ roll – this much has now become a banal truism. From farmers’ markets to food trucks, eating take-away portable snacks freshly cooked on a stall or a truck is where most current trends and interesting fusions are happening.
Asian flavours are growing increasingly popular all over the world. Asian concepts in particular, especially those that extend beyond typical Chinese food or sushi, are a growing trend in major urban areas.