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Strategic Applications for Asian Culinary Brands in the Global Market: Insights from the Viewin Vision to Value Paneltalk.


In today's fast-paced global market, Asian culinary retail brands are keenly exploring opportunities to penetrate developed markets. The key to successful global expansion lies not just in replicating domestic successes but also in understanding and adapting to the needs of target markets to deliver exceptional consumer experiences.


Recent discussions at Westin Bayshore Vancouver, the host is one of our divisions - the Viewin Advisor Services, featuring insights from founders of brands like Sungiven, The Dolar Shop, The Big Way Hot Pot, and Noram Consulting, have provided valuable perspectives on the strategic applications of Asian culinary brands in the global arena.



Takeaways:


Market Positioning and Localisation

Essential to global expansion, market positioning and localization strategies enable brands to adapt to new market challenges while maintaining core values. Practical strategies include:


1. Local Market Research: Deep understanding of local consumer habits and cultural preferences.


2. Product and Service Localization: Tailoring products and services to meet local tastes and ingredients.


3. Exceeding Customer Expectations: Innovating with services and experiences that incorporate local cultural elements to enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty.


Delivering Consumer Experience Value.


Competition Analysis


Navigating complex international markets, especially multicultural urban centers like Vancouver, requires accurate competitor identification and analysis along with internal optimization of management and products. Key competitive strategies involve:


- Competitive Intelligence: Continuously monitoring competitors' activities, strategies, and market performance.

- Differentiated Positioning: Highlighting brand uniqueness to attract consumers through quality and service rather than price competition.

- Adapting to Market Demand Changes: Tailoring entry and expansion strategies to different markets (developed vs. developing countries).


Competitive Advantage

Asian culinary brands hold a competitive advantage in international markets due to their unique cultural background and innovation capabilities:

- Cultural Appeal: Leveraging the unique cultural aspects of Asian culinary to attract global consumers.

- Continuous Innovation: Constantly innovating products and services to enhance market competitiveness.


Phased Strategy


Brands should adopt clear phased strategies to steadily progress their internationalization:


1. Model Phase: Establish clear core brand values and market positioning.


2. Expansion Phase: Rapid market coverage expansion through standardized and systematic replication.


3. Brand Phase: Enhancing brand value to improve overall market competitiveness and brand influence.


Understanding Mature Consumers

Identifying and targeting "mature consumers," who typically have higher purchasing power and brand recognition, is crucial in global market expansion. These consumers not only possess higher income levels but also demonstrate deep brand loyalty and word-of-mouth influence. They seek deeper emotional connections and value alignment with brands, making their brand choices more rational and discerning.


Community Proximity

Building strong relationships with communities is key to successful market entry. Strategies include understanding consumer lifestyles through community events and localized services, and offering personalized services tailored to specific community needs.


Diversity of Customers

Successful global brands serve a broad consumer base, not just specific ethnicities or regions. This requires:


- Extensive Market Research: In-depth understanding of diverse consumer needs and preferences.


- Comprehensive Consumer Experience: High standards from product quality to customer service to meet the demands of mature consumers.


Capital and Investment

Focusing on long-term growth over short-term gains is crucial in capital investment. Investment strategies should emphasize:


- Internal Capital Accumulation: Reducing reliance on external financing through organic growth strategies. Internal financing or partnership from employee partners in North America.


- Long-term Perspective: High investment and slow return strategies help build industry barriers and promote sustained brand development.


Standardization and Supply Chain

Standardized industrial chains and operational models allow brands to expand more effectively into global markets:


- Efficient Supply Chain Management: Ensuring product quality and supply stability.


- System Support for Global Expansion: Simplifying new market entry through standardized processes.


Viewin Advisory Services


To further facilitate growth and success, Viewin Advisory Services can provide entrepreneurs with expert guidance and support, enhancing their ability to navigate complex global markets effectively.


Implementing these strategies enables Asian culinary retail brands to not only establish a strong foothold in the global market but also to stand out in a competitive international environment, achieving sustained growth and success.

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