Child's Play No More

Flannery, Russell
November 2006
Forbes Asia;11/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 20, p24
The article focuses on the viability of the Wahaha beverage company of Zong Qinghou in China amidst an intensifying competition. The name of the business that evolved, Wahaha, sounds like an infant's laugh and the company targeted its bottled water and flavored drinks at picky children and their parents. Wahaha has plants scattered across 28 Chinese provinces and is consistently ranked as one of Chinas largest private businesses.


Related Articles

  • Wahaha rejects Danone's new cooperation plan.  // Dairy Industries International;Apr2008, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p11 

    The article reports that Wahaha Group has rejected a cooperation plan offered by Danone to combine their assets in China. Regarding the plan, Danone proposed to merge all their businesses to form a new company that will be listed on the share market. Zong Qinghou, board chairman of the Wahaha...

  • Out of the Bottle. Flannery, Russell // Forbes Asia;11/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 17, p65 

    The article focuses on Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co. Ltd., the beverage company in China, founded by Zong Qinghou. It started as a mini grocery in a school in Hangzhou, China, in 1986. It is reported to be in conflict with its former joint venture partner Groupe Danone SA over its name. Further, it...

  • Analysis: Brand Health Check - Danone break-up puts China strategy in doubt.  // Media: Asia's Media & Marketing Newspaper;6/29/2007, p115 

    The article analyses a dispute between French bottled water manufacturer Danone and Zong Qinghou, founder of China-based company Wahaha. Recently Zong Qinghou compared Danone to a colonial invader. While Danone responded by alleging him of establishing an operation which manufactures and sells...

  • Danone may sue jv partner Wahaha.  // TCE: The Chemical Engineer;May2007, Issue 791, p8 

    The article reports that Danone, a French yoghurt manufacturer, threatens to sue its Chinese partner, Hangzhou Wahaha, for violating their joint venture agreement. Danone alleged that Wahaha established production plants that produce products made by the joint venture, namely yoghurt, water, and...

  • China's 40 Richest. Flannery, Russell // Forbes Asia;11/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 17, p52 

    The article provides information on the forty richest businessmen in China. One of them is Liu Yongxing, who along with his 3 brothers built a profitable feed businesses in China. Wang Chuanfu owns Build Your Dreams Co. Ltd., which manufactures electric cars and batteries. Zong Qinghou is the...

  • Wahaha. Miller, Paula M. // China Business Review;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p59 

    Focuses on Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co. Ltd., China's leading domestic beverage producer. Expansion efforts of the company during the 1990s; Profits of the company for the year 2003; Competition facing Wahaha in the soda market; Marketing techniques.

  • Soft Drinks Industry Profile: Asia-Pacific.  // Soft Drinks Industry Profile: Asia-Pacific;Sep2013, p1 

    A profile of the soft drink industry in Asia-Pacific as of September 2013 is presented. The market grew by 5.9% in 2012 to reach a value of 162.7 billion U.S. dollar. It is forecasted that the market will increase by 3.6%% in 2017, with a value of 215.7 billion U.S. dollar. Tea and coffee...

  • Zong Qinghou: The Old School Tycoon. Hua Mao // China Pictorial;Nov2013, Vol. 785, p40 

    The article profiles Chinese beverage magnate Zong Qinghou, president of soft drink giant Wahaha Group, which includes his career development and efforts to enhance social well-being of the people of China.

  • Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Profile: China.  // Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Profile: China;Nov2004, p1 

    Presents a profile of the Carbonated Soft Drinks industry in China. Background on Datamonitor, a business information company specializing in industry analysis; Executive summary of the industry; Market overview; Market value; Market segmentation; Competitive landscape; Leading companies in the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics