Blog: The Battle of the Brands
Chris Brook-Carter | 10 February 2004
Bad news for those foreign consumer goods companies trying to sell in Shanghai, according to a recent note from our partners Access ASia. A survey by the Shanghai Municipal Commercial Information Center has found that 51.6% of the 500 most popular brands sold in Shanghai were made by Chinese firms. In a range of categories shoppers preferred local brands including DVDs, TV sets, air conditioners, gas cookers and rice cookers. 54% of Shanghai residents prefer local food products to imported brands. However, there was a silver lining. In some categories foreign made goods won out. So good news if you are in the mobile phone, digital camera, perfume, bag, watch or indeed soft drinks business.
Last year was tough for The Coca-Cola Co. So staff in Atlanta won't be pleased to read that Pepsi has overtaken Diet Coke as the no. 2 soda brand in the US. ...
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A few wry grins will have been raised in the offices of Dr Pepper Snapple Group today. ...
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