Consolidation looms for China’s consumer staples sector

Inflation is expected to become a factor next year, which would raise bottom-line costs and put the profitability of smaller firms under pressure, says CLSA’s consumer staples analyst Heather Hsu. She believes companies with a more diversified product base are in line to benefit.

  • 12 Nov 2009
When she won this award in 2008, Heather Hsu predicted that China’s consumer staples sector was too fragmented and ripe for consolidation. The past year has begun to bear out her views. Tough market conditions led smaller operators in the world’s most populous nation to struggle, while the ongoing ...

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