Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / E-commerce changes China's home textile retail business
E-commerce changes China's home textile retail business
Oct '13
The rapid development of e-commerce has changed the traditional home textile retail business in China, according to an official of the China Textile Industry Association.
The growth of online sales has necessitated a need for speeding up innovation and adjusting to meet the market demand.
In 2012, about 80 medium-sized department store’s retail sales totaled 228.27 billion yuan, an increase of only 8.92 percent year-on-year. In comparison, the retail sales grew at an annual average rate of 16.5 percent from 2006 to 2011.
From the second half of 2011, the department store industry in China is encountering many difficulties, as it has entered a micro-growth era, according to the China Commerce Association.
Yang Zhaohua of China Home Textile Association said that in recent years, the rapid growth of e-commerce, does give the industry a lot of opportunities. The industry needs to explore new avenues and group into clusters, he said.
However, some analysts think the key is to give retail customers a good experience, by considering what the customers want and by being willing to deliver products where the customers want. 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Kornit Digital

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

'Customisation is an advantage of digital printing'

Changing business models and companies' decision to reduce their...

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

China's textile & apparel exports up 10.2% in Jan 2017

Exports of textiles and garments from China resumed growth in the...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Feb 2017

Delta Galil's Q4 operating profit jumps 80%

In the three months to December 31, 2016, operating profit at apparel ...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search