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After hearing that chocolate giant Hersheys are on their third attempt to gain a footing in the China market, we were all the more curious about what else we would learn at Export New Zealand’s ‘China Market Forum.’
With 1.379 billion people you’d expect at least a percentage of them to be interested in your product right? But based on our learnings from the forum, maybe not. Here are 5 quick snippets of information to consider when taking your business to China.
2. English literacy is not high. If the consumer can’t pronounce your name, they can’t talk about it or keep it top of mind. Zespri have solved this through a Chinese brand name that sits alongside their branding.
3. The consumer trust in locally grown products is increasing. As a result, our New Zealand produce exporters need to continue to grow and develop, ready to face the burst in competition.
4. Brand identity needs to tell your story. Consumers want to know who you are and what you stand for. With a rapid growth in high quality local products this is all the more important as a means to stand out.
5. Education around product use is important. The lack of education around Avocado use led to failure when the fruit was first exported into China; Consumers had not had them before so many had bad experiences with over-ripe fruit.
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