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1 Fisherman’s Friend Asia-Pacific Conference China – The Challenge
Kevin Ding, Marketing Manager, DKSH China Jakarta, July 10, 2014

2 Diversity

3 China is not one country but more like Europe
Whichever dimension we look at , China is composed of several distinct markets: - Language / Dialect & Sub-culture - Economic Development - Habits / Needs Only 7% of retailer chains can be found in both provinces Population: 1.3 bn Size: 9,6 mn sq km City > 1 mn: 166 Municipality cities 4 Provinces 28 Cities 656 Country Towns 1,642 Towns 36,862 FMCG Retail Outlets 3,6 mn Heilongjiang Population: 38,3 mn GDP per capita: RMB 32,600 Main language: Mandarin Behavior: Heavy flavor food; Gift rather than own consumption Shanghai Population: 23,0 mn GDP per capita: RMB 82,560 Main language: Wu (Shanghainese) Behavior: Rich flavor food with a bit sweet; pay more for good product Guangdong Population: 104,3 mn GDP per capita: RMB 50,500 Main language: Cantonese Behavior: Light taste flavor and fresh food; More care about price

4 FF Sales by Product / Channel / Region
Sales in LoF Consumer demanding and channel importance is different region to region

5 FF strategies … Focus on key cities and appropriate key channels
Different strategies upon the understanding of consumer and market needs region by region Tailor-made product and promotion for specific key accounts

6 Competition

7 Continuous new product innovation by competitors
Over a thousand new product launched per year to attract young consumer Keen fighting for listing due to limited shelf space in store

8 Huge A&P investment by competitors
Media Spending Data source: Nielsen(TV/MG/NP) CTR(RD) CODC(OOH) IResearch(Digital) Period: Y2011-Y2013 Unit: RMB Mil Brand Y2013 Rank Spending % Wrigley's 1 1,351 24% Alpenliebe 2 641 12% Skittles 3 554 10% SK&F 4 369 7% Want Want 5 299 5% Golden Crownstuff 6 260 Golden Throat 7 219 4% Eclairs 8 172 3.11% Chupa Chups 9 3.1% Halls 10 152 2.7% Others 1,359 25% Total 5,548 100% Heavy A&P spending by key competitors on both A-T-L and B-T-L

9 Keen competition from local, regional, global brands …
Data Source: IMS and AC Nielsen Retail Tracking 2012 Keen competition from key international brands but produced locally Fisherman’s Friend was one of few “imported” brands positioned at “premium” segment

10 FF strategies … Introduce new packaging (zip-lock pack) / flavor to attract new consumers Tactically invest on brand advertising with massive sampling to drive brand awareness e.g. regional bus body / LCD advertising Focus on key accounts via appealing in-store merchandising and promotions to attract consumer’s attention and trial

11 Trade Barrier

12 High trade cost Import Duty Sugar Sugar Free 10% 20% VAT 17%
Sub-wholesaler GM Retailer Ave. GM 45% 1 GBP (ex-work) ≈ RMB 40 (RSP) 2,4 m+ stores 2,287 cities High supply-chain cost and long lead time due to large geographical size of China Extremely high trading terms by MT channels along with their expansion in 3rd and 4th tier cities (new store opening, listing, etc….) 2.4 M stores located in 2,300 cities which need huge manpower investment for store maintenance

13 Other barriers Strict shelf life requirement by MT chains – 2/3 shelf life is the basic requirement while some key accounts even ask for ½ shelf life Chinese label regulation be more strict and still changed frequently without prior notice, rigid CIQ procedures

14 FF strategies … Focus on well developed 1st and 2nd tiers by direct selling to shorten the lead time and save the cost Expand to more 2nd and 3rd tier cities via local sub-wholesaler who can provide better after-service Focus investment on top 20 key accounts which can contribute 80% sales

15 Thank you for your attention.
DKSH Shanghai Limited 3rd Floor, Tomson Commercial Building, 710 Dong Fang Road, Pudong Shanghai , People’s Republic of China

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