Virtual influencers link up brands and customers2021-10-18
When cosmetics group L'Oreal introduced its first-ever virtual host for its MG beauty masks during the third China International Import Expo, few could find a strong relation between the animation figure and themselves.
Guochao evident in appealing packaging2021-10-18
The guochao movement－a rising tide of consumers appreciative of Chinese cultural elements－is increasingly evident on domestic cosmetics packaging as manufacturers become more attuned to young local consumers' rising interest in their own culture.
China's retail sales up 2.5 pct in August2021-10-18
China's retail sales of consumer goods went up 2.5 percent year on year in August this year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Wednesday.
Convenience stores return to Beijing Subway2021-10-18
After nearly two decades of absence, convenience stores have begun to operate again inside select Beijing subway stations for a trial run, and more such stores are expected to be launched later to improve comprehensive service for straphangers.
Sparkling beverages soar in popularity among young Chinese2021-10-18
Rika Liu, a 27-year-old who works for a multinational company in Shanghai, opened a bottle of lime flavored Perrier－a kind of carbonated natural mineral water imported from France－after an hour of an exhausting dance class.
China Duty Free Group forecasts profits surge in H12021-10-18
China Duty Free Group Co., Ltd. (CDFG), a state-owned enterprise operating duty-free business, expects its profits to surge in the first half of the year, the company said in a statement filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Near-expired food a new fad among young consumers2021-10-18
Every week, Wu Lin, a 19-year-old college student would queue up at a store specializing in selling food nearing their expiration date, and return to the dorm with a bag of discounted snacks.