Chinese-Owned Rival to Shein Makes Splashy Super Bowl Debut
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February 13 2023

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Chinese-Owned Rival to Shein Makes Splashy Super Bowl Debut

This article from Bloomberg may be of interest. Here is a section: 

PDD Holdings Inc.’s service, which like Shein has gained a reputation for cut-rate pricing and fast delivery, ran two 30-second spots featuring a trendy shopper twirling and dancing to phrases like “Cha-ching! I feel so rich, oh yeah.” PDD, formerly known as Pinduoduo, said it’s also giving away a total of $10 million to users via online sweepstakes.

Temu launched in September and rapidly scaled Apple’s US app store. It’s now considered a serious competitor to Shein, the fast-fashion phenomenon that’s also fired up American shoppers. But PDD, which plans to launch Temu in Canada as soon as this month, offers a broader range of goods from pet supplies to groceries. 

Eoin Treacy's view

A decade ago I was impressed by the speed with which China’s fast fashion domestic brands could get new inventory into stores every day. Inditex is coming close to approximating that pace today but it is heavily reliant on the integrity of the global supply chain. 

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