Driven by favorable policies and consumption upgrading, China's imported food e-commerce industry has developed rapidly, with the proportion of imported food rising to 6.8% in 2017. China's cross-border e-commerce retail import penetration rate has risen rapidly from 1.6% in 2014 to 10.2% in 2017. The number of cross-border e-commerce import consumers has increased 10 times between 2015 and 2017, and the brand and category of imported food are constantly enriched, including leisure. Food is the most popular. According to iiMedia Research, 74.2% of all consumers buy imported food through commercial platforms, and 53.5% of consumers consider quality as the first factor to be considered when choosing imported food. Ai Media Consulting Analysts believe that the future imported food market will sink to the third and fourth tier cities, e-commerce platform will become the main channel for imported food purchase.
In 2018, China's leisure food e-commerce market saw sales of 62.13 billion yuan, up 23.4 percent. iiMedia Research predicts that the size of China's leisure food e-commerce market will be further expanded in the future, and the sales volume of China's leisure food e-commerce market will reach 96.40 billion yuan by 2020. At present, the top enterprises in China's leisure food e-commerce market are relatively stable, with three squirrels, Baicao and Liangpin shops becoming TOP3 enterprises for three consecutive years. But market concentration is relatively fragmented, with the top five companies accounting for less than 5% of the total market share in 2018. Driven by the concepts of health, original ecology and health preservation, the sales growth rate of nuts reached 16.3% in 2018, and the sales volume of nuts products on ali platform accounted for about 25.0% of that of snacks. Sales of “scientific mix“, “separation of dry and wet“ and small package nuts have soared. In 2018, the daily sales of nuts account for nearly a quarter of the total sales of nuts, becoming a new market growth point.
At the beginning of 2020, policies to expand domestic consumption are frequent, and technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing support high-quality economic development, promote traditional brands to embrace digitalization, and benefit the development of e-commerce markets and e-commerce brand service providers. According to the data of iiMedia research, the scale of Chinese brand e-commerce service providers market has continued to grow in recent years. In 2019, the market size of Chinese brand e-commerce services has exceeded 200 billion yuan, with a growth rate of 37.1%, and is expected to exceed 240 billion yuan in 2020. The scale of the apparel market, cosmetics market, mother and baby market, pet market, food market and other fields have increased year by year, and various industries have gradually subdivided around the three elements of the human and goods yard, and the differentiation has gradually expanded. New formats, new models, new consumption, etc. have driven The rapid development of the brand e-commerce market. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that the broad development prospects will attract a large number of e-commerce brand service providers to enter the game, which will intensify industry competition, service providers' service capabilities, scale advantages and growth potential become three core competitiveness, how to base themselves in high-growth areas Constructing its own differentiated advantages into the main strategy of brand e-commerce service providers.