November 25, 2015

state of apparel industry in china : infographic

"chinese apparel industry : trends and stats"
many of the global brands that are in China have a small footprint. For instance, Zara has roughly 70 stores in China, Benetton has about 25, and Gap has 5, compared with more than 1,000 stores each in their home markets in Europe or North America. And many globally or regionally popular brands, such as Topshop, J. Crew, and Ann Taylor, have yet to open a store in the country. By contrast, consider the brands that have achieved early success in China. Many may be a surprise. Nike and adidas each has approximately 6,000 stores in China, and clothing company Bestseller has more than 4,000. Chinese sports brands Li Ning and Anta each has roughly 7,000 stores, while local casual clothing brands Metersbonwe and Semir have more than 3,000 stores each. Almost all of these are single-brand stores.
"the chinese  fashion  industry trends"

chinese online shoppers spend 176% more per consumer

Chinese Run a way Ecommerce Growth charted and illustrated ( visual data: Bain )
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making of " china's success story in ecommerce"


As a growing number of retailers across the world make it easier for Chinese consumers to buy items from abroad online, a new Nielsen survey finds that China’s online shoppers are willing to spend significantly more on their cross-border purchases than they are on domestic goods.Based on Nielsen’s study, about one third cross-border online shoppers make 3-5 purchases in the past year or 76% of their domestic online shopping. However, the spending per order of cross-border online shopping is much higher, about 176% of the domestic one

alibaba set to buy hong kongs biggest english newspaper " South China Post"

" Alibaba set to take over South China Post newspaper"

The company which raked up the biggest every online shopping revenues in a single day, Billionaire Jack Ma of is  set to buy a  stake in the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong biggest English language newspaper.

The South China Morning Post( SCMP)  was once the world’s most profitable daily newspaper, had seen its share of bad times, with the stock being suspended since 2013 after its earnings fell by over 25%  and was owned by  media tycoon Rupert Murdoch   who in turn sold it to the "Kerry Group", which is owned by Robert Kuok.

Jack Ma, is considered to be close to the chinese political mandarins,and  has made no secret of his pro-China political views, while running a vast  online business empire with extensive investments on the mainland. The Kerry group has been looking for a buyer and Alibaba's founders close ties to the government would certainly fit the bill, although it’s unlikely to be viewed favorably by readers already sensitive to what they see as increasing signs of the “mainlandization” of Hong Kong. But as the above chart shows.. Who really cares about a loss making newspaper when digital news is witnessing unprecedented traffic 

November 22, 2015

The Top 3 Performance Management Software review tools :

Comparison of Performance Management Softwares:

G2 Crowd Grid for Performance Management Software

Performance Management Software Reviews: Among  the leaders across PMS  vertical are Ultipro,Halogen and Talent . These 3 products are among the top 3 market leaders . These software's most are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial scale, market share, and global support and service resources. The next in rung are the high performers which are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the market share and scale of the vendors in the Leader category.

High Performers products include: Workboard and ActivTrak

The biggest Layoffs in history: Chart of the day

IBM , Citigroup and Sears are among the companies that have sacked the highest number of people in corporate history
The Biggest Layoffs in History: Who were the companies and how much was the number of layoff

UK car sales hits a new high since 2004,with Ford Fiesta among top seller

New car sales in UK reached a new high with registrations rising by 7% to 1.38m in the first six months of the year, marking the 40th month in a row of rising sales. Data from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that this figure was 324 higher than the previous record in the first half of 2004. In June, sales rose 12.9% to 257,817 vehicles.
The Ford Fiesta remained the top-selling car last month, as it has all year, selling 12,543 units in June and 71,990 in the year to date. Behind the Fiesta, the Vauxhall Corsa was the second best-selling car, with 9,561 unit sales in June and 50,125 in the year to date.

Best selling cars of 2015  in UK (so far): 1. Ford Fiesta: 71,990
2. Vauxhall Corsa: 50,125
3. Ford Focus: 45,078
 4. Volkswagen Golf: 38,261
5. Nissan Qashqai: 34,501
6. Vauxhall Astra: 29,966
7. Volkswagen Polo: 28,980
8. Audi A3: 25,765
9. Mercedes Benz C-Class: 24,676
10. Mini: 23,455

International car sales in 2015 set to grow to 73million

" global car sales since 2000 onwards"
Global car sales data : Between 2012 to 2015 international car sales grew by 13%  since 2012 . In 2015 global car sales is set to reach  73million. Earlier Global car sales  totaled  52 million in 2011, 65 million in 2012, 69 million in 2013. In 2014 this increased  to 71 million.

auto industry recalls : top 10 car makers with highest recall

General Motor  leads as  the number one brand with highest car recalls, with a record 8.4million car recalls in 2014  and 1.5million cars in 2010 for safety issues. Toyota recalled some 6.4million cars in 2014  and another 5.6million cars in 2010.Next in line with biggest recalls was Hyundai. Chrysler and Volkswagen  ranks  next with 2.7 and 2.4million car recalls

November 21, 2015

VC Investors by category : biotechnology

VC Fund :Battery Ventures Israel Invests in Leading Biotechnology start ups. The below chart shows the list of Start upss, Battery Ventures has invested by valuation

consumer visits to retail stores: desktop vs mobile

Consumers now spend more time with online retail on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) than desktop and laptop PCs
retail store visits by Mobile vs desktop

The above chart shows consumers who visit retailers only via their mobile devices