Why Coffee demand is growing rapidly in China? Why Chinese Distributors and food importers want to purchase massive among of coffee to China?
Chinese Governement give strong signals to local business to develop imported Products. source
Xi says China has made long-term commitment to buy US$30 trillion worth of goods and US$10 trillion worth of services in next 15 years
You should know that China os moving from a tea-consuming country to Coffee Drinking Market. (source)
the most promising market in the world for coffee growers and international coffee chains, with the raise of the Middle Class
Why is the Chinese Coffee Market important?
Hanging out in the cafes with the latest drinks represents a new lifestyle choice for Chinese urban consumers. As their standard of living improves, Chinese consumers like to explore new products and experiences, especially Western Brand…..
Coffee consumption in China
While per capita coffee consumption in China remains relatively low (three cups per year compared with 250 in the United Kingdom and 363 cups in the United States), total consumption has increased at an average annual rate of 16% over the past year.source
Influence of Giants
International coffee chains such as Starbucks are rapidly expanding their footprint: the company has tripled its number of stores in China, from 1,017 in 2011 to 3,300 in 2018. The online data show a similar growth pattern: In the last 12 months, 18 million Chinese consumers have bought RMB 2.5 billion of coffee products, up 18 percent year-on-year.
Starbucks is opening 3000 new shops per year in China
China’s coffee market has been drawing global attention. Starbucks’ recent plan to open 3,000 new shops over the next five years is just one of many developments highlighting China as a rising coffee-consuming country.
China is on track to follow the US to become one of the largest coffee consumers in the world. China’s craze for coffee at this time is very similar to that of Japan
Luckin the challenger
Luckin Coffee has quickly become the 2nd largest coffee store in China after Starbucks. As of March, it has opened 2,370 stores , very fast expansion, stly in office buildings in 30 cities and sold 90 million litres of coffee per year and already serves 18 million of Chinese Coffee Clients.
This ambitious Chinese coffee brand aims to have 4,500 stores throughout the country by the end of 2019.
Opportunities for New coffee Brand Store and online consumption
The world’s second largest economy offers a growth because of its increasing demande base and growing purchasing power of Chinese young generation.
What Chinese Distributors are searching?
Chinese distributors are searching for Coffee Brands, not raw material, but a real international Brand. They want high end and premium Brands, that is easy to resell to restaurants, or on the internet.
Chao & Sanchez Distribution recently purchase several million order to Lavazza Coffee.
“we plan to resell Italian Coffee all over China through our 2300 stores and online resellers. We are actively searching for more than 20,000 other kind of products in our imported chain”.
Prepare a coffee Brand with a great lifestyle experience
And Chinese consumers want what’s good: they are trading more and more instant coffee for freshly made products, as quality and taste become more important. Fresh coffee sales posted double-digit gains in 2017, while instant coffee products performed poorly.
Alibaba open roaster Coffee store with Starbuck in Shanghai.
luckin open with netease a Music Coffee
Luckin Coffee and Netease Music open first music themed coffee shop in Shanghai
Online Coffee Market in China
Data from Alibaba’s platforms show that sales of coffee beans and coffee grew 60% faster than those of instant coffee in the last 12 months. Sales of coffee capsules on Alibaba’s platforms have increased tenfold over the same period.
The upgrade for coffee is accompanied by a growing demand for innovative experiences from Chinese consumers. China’s upscale brewery bars have turned coffee shops into attractive places for a cup of Joe’s coffee destinations. Starbucks operates beer bars in one-third of its 3,300 stores in China, where certified coffee masters showcase their brewing expertise.
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