Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Baolingbao Prepares to Open Online Shop of IMO End Product

According to CCM International's investigation on 22 June 2012 to Baolingbao Biology Co., Ltd. (Baolingbao), the largest isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO) producer in China, the company is preparing to open an online shop on, one main large business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce platform belonging to Alibaba Group in China, which aims at promoting its brand and an end product of IMO, also a health care product called "Shuang Qi Run Sheng" (SQRS). However, Baolingbao expressed that the specific launch date and the price have not been determined, according to CCM’s July issue of Sweeteners China News.

It is predicted that this online shop on may help the selling and popularity of Baolingbao's SQRS in the future. According to Baolingbao, the company's opening an online shop on is to help the brand promotion of SQRS, which may attract customers to buy the company's products in entity selling shops, while traditional sales channels will still be dominant , such as drug stores and supermarkets. Additionally, Baolingbao's gross margin of IMO decreased obviously from 2008 to 2010, so the SQRS may become a potential new profit growth point for the company's IMO.
In fact, Baolingbao has put efforts to promote its SQRS in the past few years. For example, Baolingbao opened an online shop on, the largest consumer-to-consumer (C2C) e-commerce platform in China also belonging to Alibaba Group, to promote its brand and IMO in 2009. However, since the company hasn't received the end product selling license in China until 2012, it did not sell SQRS before 2012. 

There are two key reasons attracting Baolingbao to open online shop to sell its product on
Firstly, as the Internet has developed fast and online shopping has been accepted by more and more Chinese people over the past few years, Baolingbao hopes to promote its end product of IMO through online shop as a marketing strategy. In fact, according to China Internet Network Information Center (CINIC), the number of Chinese Internet users reached about 513 million by the end of 2011, and about 56 million were new users this year. Besides, in line with Alibaba Group, has ever attracted 55 million daily visits before. And because of such a large number of Internet users in China, the company chooses network media for marketing.
Secondly, the rapid growth of Chinese e-commerce transactions also attracts Baolingbao to open this online shop. The company expressed that it is exploring various sales channels for its end product of IMO in China, and Internet sale may become a new important sales channel for the product in the future. As a matter of fact, with the improved living standards and the transformation of consumption pattern of Chinese people, more and more Chinese people prefer shopping online. Moreover, Chinese e-commerce has enjoyed a rapid growth over the past few years. For example, Chinese e-commerce transactions reached about USD943.3 billion in 2011, increasing by 28.8% over 2010, according to CCID Consulting Co., Ltd., a consulting company in China.
It's worth noting that many sweetener producers, including GLG Life Tech Corporation, Xiwang Sugar Holdings Company Limited and Shandong Futaste Technology Group Co., Ltd., etc., have opened online shops for their end products of non-calorie sweeteners in China during the past few years. It is observed that Chinese sweetener producers are tend to increasingly focus on the end products with high gross margin and diversify their sales channels, such as network marketing. For example, GLG Life Tech Corporation has opened an online shop on to promote its tabletop sweeteners (zero-calorie one containing stevia sweetener only and low-calorie one containing stevia sweetener and sucrose) and other products in Jan. 2012.

Source: Sweeteners China News 1207

Content of Sweeteners China News 1207:
China imported 254,046 tonnes of sucrose in May 2012
Industrial standard for L-arabinose launched
National HFCS summit forum to held in Beijing
JK Sucralose held meeting on implementation of Food Safety Law
Changzhou Niutang awarded as advanced enterprise in Jiangsu
China's import volume of corn increases by seventyfold in Jan.-May 2012
Tight supply of domestic sucralose in June 2012
Erythritol industry develops smoothly in H1 2012
Government launched 12th Five-Year Plan for National Food Safety Standard
Domestic crystallized glucose performs poorly in H1 2012
… …

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