EU consumers have continued to be attentive to green issues. Yet they have remained bargain hunters, and are sceptical of producers’ self-made claims about the environment performance of their products. These suggest that the cost/benefit ratio of sustainable products is an important factor for making buying decision, along with the burden on the sellers to ascertain the value of their green offerings.
As population in cities of Fujian grows and consumers’ buying habits evolve, sales channels such as large shopping malls, hypermarkets, convenience stores and online shops are becoming increasingly popular. As a result, the demand for urban logistics involving goods of small order size, frequent orders, and door-to-door delivery continues to escalate.
Tony S. Izumi (TI), Executive Supervisor of Giant Eye Chinimation, has had great success with licensed products related to Toonmax TV’s Battle Blade cartoon series. He tells Pansy Yau (PY), Deputy Director of Research for HKTDC, the importance of planning ahead, story development and establishing the appropriate framework for transforming licensed properties into successful toys.
The Hong Kong film industry may have much to learn from the way its Korean counterpart has recently reinvented itself according to Liz Shackleton, Asia editor of "Screen" magazine, reporting from the Busan International Film Festival.