For Long-term orientation, it is apparent that the Chinese culture is very much committed in loyalty to as well respect for traditional businesses strategies then Malaysia (41). The Chinese culture in the Long term orientation shows a vital part in closing up a business deal successfully and the only time which helps to establish the trust in a business relationship. Not only that, China gross saving rate was 46.4% in 2017 (Ceicdata). It shows that Chinese individuals are focused in achieving long term results.
Oldtown follows different standard technique marketing strategies in Malaysia but in China, it has adapted to the global localization which is using the polycentric orientation influenced by the local culture and also market conditions in gaining Chinese consumers confidence and trust.
Oldtown have been present since 2014 in China’s main platforms and reported to been doing very well on the key supermarket chains and also online retailers, for instance, jd.com and t-mall. (Oldtown AR, 2017.) They are also presently supported well at almost 100 online major platforms in China. A website which uses the native language might increase the consumers’ confidence in purchasing their products. This builds a connection between Oldtown and the consumers in China. Rendering to t-mall, Oldtown online flagship stores in t-mall was ranked as No.3 as in June 2016 based on coffee mix powder sales (DBS group research, 2017).
China is recognized as a tea traditional country. In that, they have come up with a white milk tea which will attract more consumers because tea consumers in China are more then coffee and expect to increase more in coming years (Statista, 2018). Moreover, Oldtown had launched the mocha flavour in China in 2017 in aiming to target the young consumers and individuals that do not drink coffee (minime insights, 2018).