Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Baby Product Retailer industry in China sells a wide range of products for babies from birth to three years old. Baby food and nutrition, clothing, toys, and healthcare products and other daily-use products are included in the industry. In the five years through 2014, industry revenue has been increasing strongly at an annualized rate of 14.5% to an estimated $58.97 billion in 2014.
China's family-planning policy, which was relaxed somewhat in November 2013, makes the only child of the family more precious, which encourages parents to spend as much as they can on baby rearing. In addition, China's growing economy has stimulated demand for baby products. In particular, higher living standards have created a stable foundation for medium and high-end baby products.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
For every dollar spent on labor (including management and administration), about 26 cents are invested in capital in this industry. Capital costs of the industry are used in fixtures, fittings, cash registers and distribution networks. Some large players, retailers and chain stores have applied computer scanning technology to simplify labor tasks, minimize human error and make the sales process more efficient. Some retailers also adopt point-of-sale (POS) systems, which help with inventory management.
The industry is subject to high labor costs, which is typical of the retailing sector. A large number of staff is needed to assist customers, operate cash registers, restock display shelves and maintain inventory supplies... purchase to read more