3 Unique Features of China’s New Retail

Coined in 2017 by the founder of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, the concept of ‘new retail’ has proven to be revolutionary. Put simply, it’s about how the consumer’s shopping journey is no longer defined as either online or offline but is now simultaneously both. Much has been written about how shopping in China […]

Little Red Book Suspended from Android Store

The much-hyped social commerce platform Little Red Book (Xiaohongshu) has been reportedly suspended from the Android store since yesterday, July 29. A search for the app on the Android Store indicates that its “temporarily not available,” though it’s still accessible on the Apple store. A spokesperson from Red responded that they are actively investigating the […]

China’s Consumers Want ‘Lucky Luxury’

Even though Marxism has promoted pragmatism and materialism for nearly a century in China, superstition still runs deep in everyday Chinese life. China’s luxury-buying millennials and the aspirational class maintain a stubborn and firmly entrenched belief that buying premium goods is a ticket to a higher status, and the country’s current work-hard-buy-harder culture has elevated […]