Monthly Archives: December 2012

MIKIMOTO INVESTS IN CHINA AND MOBILE GROWTH

MIKIMOTO INVESTS IN CHINA AND MOBILE GROWTH Mikimoto is synonymous with time-honored luxury. Konichi Mikimoto cultured the world’s first perfect pearl in Japan on July 11, 1893, and his brand remains timeless and classic. Mikimoto’s designs have graced some of the … Continue reading

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Retailers “are burdened with an inferior business model”. Agree?

When Black Friday Comes… “Competition, send ‘em south. If they’re gonna drown put a hose in their mouth” —Mark Knopfler, Boom Like That If you’re a physical retailer and you sell the same SKU’s as Amazon, you will not have a … Continue reading

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SHANGHAI’S BUND 22 IS HOME TO BESPOKE BRANDS

SHANGHAI’S BUND 22 IS HOME TO BESPOKE BRANDS Bund 22, the latest development phase of Shanghai’s Bund waterfront, is open after three years and millions of dollars of renovation. The new building promises to take Chinese luxury shopping to another … Continue reading

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Alibaba reaches 1 trillion RMB ($157B) in sales to become biggest e-commerce company in the world

Alibaba reaches 1 trillion RMB ($157B) in sales to become biggest e-commerce company in the world December 3, 2012 7:39 AM John Koetsier Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sold one trillion RMB worth of goods in 2012, the company announced today.  That’s $157 … Continue reading

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China set to become largest jewelry market by 2020

  The male jewelry market in China is catching on as men in big cities show a growing fondness for jewelry, especially diamonds.   BEIJING(BullionStreet): China is all set to become world’s largest consumer market for jewelry by 2020, according … Continue reading

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Xiu’s fake product scandal damages e-commerce and eBay deal

  The flagship store of fashion e-commerce company Xiu on Tmall’s online platform was shut down in September after reports of the sale of counterfeit Gucci products. After claiming that an internal investigation into the matter came out clean, Xiu … Continue reading

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