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FMCG sales bounce back to rare double-digit growth

For 12 weeks ending May 18, 2018, FMCG sales in China grow by 10.0% compared to a year ago.

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Alibaba buys into Focus Media to find New Retail synergy

Alibaba buys into China’s leading out-of-home marketing network which covers 150 cities and creates 500 million daily offline impressions.

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FMCG sales growth decelerates in Q1

China’s growth of FMCG sales is weaker in the first quarter compared with previous quarters, while new retail accelerates the online and offline integration.

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The Face, Bones and Brains of Retail

It can be helpful to think of the retail sector as a combination of complex systems – like a human body, in which different elements perform specialist functions.

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Rapid demographic change reshapes shopping in Asia

How retailers respond to consumers’ changing needs brought by ageing populations, shrinking households.

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FMCG sales growth hits three-year high

Spending in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) grows by 4.3% from a year ago, which is 0.7 percentage point higher than that in 2016 and the fastest in three years.

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From The Archive

Growth rate of the fast-moving consumer goods hits 4.7% in the second quarter of 2018, faster than 2.3% in Q2. E-commerce remains a key growth engine.
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Consumer spending on FMCG in China grew by 5.5% for 12 weeks ending November 3, 2017 compared to the same period last year.
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Since November, 2017, Chinese visitors have had the option to purchase goods with the mobile payment platform WeChat Pay at Camden Market in London.
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Three emerging trends apparent in 2017 Singles Day
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Bernhard Wessels is the Managing Director, North Asia, Kantar Retail.

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Han Yang is Consultant, Market Insights China Lead, Kantar Retail.

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Yvonne Xu is an analyst on the Kantar Retail Market Insights team based in Shanghai.

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