Meiyijia, NewJoy, Today, Fook, and more community convenience store brands have gained fast growth in recent years. What are the next steps in products, supply chain, store operation, organization, and digitalization after gaining scale?
Stores in the capillaries of cities mean a lot to making consumers’ life convenient. Store downsizing is one of the key solutions taken by retailers to cope with channel evolution.
What are the changes to expect in consumers and channels in the future in the eyes of Yueheji, a platform that has served 26,000 convenience stores? How can brands and channels distribute goods faster? What are the underlying capabilities and collaboration models that are required?
What is the differentiated value provided by snack variety stores compared with small-and-medium supermarkets and convenience stores? What are the opportunities and challenges? What does it mean to snack brands?
Chained operation, cross-region management, national expansion, development in lower-tier cities...
The Journey in China of the King of Discounts
Instant Retail Falls in the Sight of Leading Internet Companies, e.g. JD Home Delivery, Meituan Flash Buy, TikTok Local, TikTok Supermarket, and TikTok Take-away. What is the outlook?
What is the core competence of retailers who have time-tested operations and performance?
The core of membership stores is absolutely not charging a membership fee, but offering higher quality products at higher value deals.
Good taste, good performance, and competitive price...This is how consumers perceive great private labels. When product power weighs more in retailing, how to build a high-quality private label as part of its business moat?
Many retailers have made attempts at establishing their own private labels, but very few of them have made a mark on consumers’ minds. What did the obscure ones do wrong? What are the pitfalls of building private labels?
Product innovation falls more on tier-one cities, e-commerce, and omni-channels, while that for physical channels and for tier-3-and-4 cities seem to be neglected. The latter weighs more in the total market volume, but supply-side innovation is far behind growth in demand. While the brands do see opportunities, challenges also come along.
“A smart brain” manages an integrated supply chain with capabilities in demand forecast, inventory visualization, and smart decision-making.
The efficient functioning of B2C e-commerce unveils the benefits of digital tools to brands. However, B2C e-commerce is not the biggest market in the food and beverage industry. Brands are now shifting to digitalization in traditional retailing channels, hoping to run traditional retailing faster with eRTM.
How do brands plan to achieve this? How to mobilize B-end partners and build a new ecosystem?
Top-down: Put characteristic raw materials, ingredients, and technology together and launch new products to the market.
Bottom-up: Innovate products reversely based on market and consumer insights.
So far Yum China has set up presence in all provinces and autonomous regions in mainland China. Apart from well-known suppliers in the upstream for raw materials, Yum China has established its own supply chain management system with massive resources invested. Yum China has taken a series of key actions since 2020: multiple supply chain support centers, proprietary cold chain companies, strategic investment in key suppliers...
The Global Lighthouse Network is a World Economic Forum initiative put forward in 2018 in collaboration with McKinsey & Company. To be a site selected for the Lighthouse Network, which means to be advanced, lean, and agile along the supply chain and an industry benchmark in value creation, is a goal that many manufacturers strive to achieve.
The importance of supply chain speaks for itself to make a business competitive. Compared with big players who already have established systematic advantages in supply chain, companies at their young age need to find a supply model that suits their phase of development.
In the discerning eyes of investors, what is the right way for a great player to build its own supply chain?