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First-of-Its-Kind India Sourcing Report: Glass & Metal Tableware Offers Buyers Quality Export Manufacturers and Industry Insight

Post Time:Jul 01,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:550

Philippines, Indonesia, June 25, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The first-ever India Sourcing Report: Glass & Metal Tableware (

Products offered for export by makers profiled in the India Sourcing Report include wine coolers, serving trays, pitchers, cake stands, bread baskets, fruit baskets, canisters and bar sets.

"Buyers are finding that India offers a competitive alternative - and often a profitable complementary supply base - to China sourcing,” said Alexander Boome, program director of the non-profit Kearny Alliance (

In-factory visits with experienced exporters
The Kearny Alliance team visited each profiled supplier in person to compile the report, which offers details about supplier capability, and production, price and market forecasts for India's tableware industry. It features profiles of 27 manufacturers, plus descriptions, prices and packaging details for over 199 popular export products.

Of glass and metal tableware makers surveyed for the India Sourcing Report:
-- 68 percent anticipate growth in export sales;
-- 56 percent plan to target the EU market; and
-- 52 percent expect they will need to raise prices.

To help keep price hikes to a minimum, suppliers are focusing on developing their own facilities for processing metal or sourcing from South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and mainland China, and using recycled metal.

More big buyers focus on India
"India is a key Asia supply base for glass and metal tableware," Boome said. "Demand for India-made products is increasing, mainly due to their craftsmanship, design and suppliers' long history in the sector.

"In fact, Global Sources -- our partner in developing this report -- will host Private Sourcing Events ( -- Atico -- the largest sourcing and product development company in the U.S.
-- Casino -- France's largest convenience store operator
-- El Corte Ingles -- Spain's largest department store chain
-- Target Australia -- one of Australia's largest retailers
-- Test Rite -- one of Taiwan's largest trading companies
This shows the heightened focus buyers are now paying to India as an important supply hub.”

Export assistance program provides boost to developing economies in Asia
The India Sourcing Report: Glass & Metal Tableware aims to help buyers source from quality suppliers in developing Asia to advance the Kearny Alliance's mission of 'Aid through Trade'.

"The reports are professional business-to-business tools, written to connect sourcing professionals with quality suppliers so they can do business more profitably,” Boome said. "So, while our aim is to create lasting jobs in developing Asia, our approach is that of a social entrepreneur in support of trade.”

Other Developing Country Sourcing Reports available for purchase and immediate download are:

Vietnam reports:
-- Lacquerware -- -- Indoor & Outdoor Furniture -- -- Lawn & Garden -- -- Fashion Accessories --

Philippines reports:
-- Fashion & Jewelry -- -- Christmas Decorations -- -- Indoor & Outdoor Furniture --

Indonesia reports:
-- Indoor & Outdoor Furniture -- -- Footwear --

Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia report
-- Indoor & Outdoor Furniture --

The Vietnam Sourcing Report: Home Decor, Gifts & Premiums and Philippines Sourcing Report: Home & Garden Decor are the next reports scheduled for publication.

About The Kearny Alliance
The Kearny Alliance (

About Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business uses English-language media to facilitate trade from Greater China to the world. The other business segment utilizes Chinese-language media to enable companies to sell to, and within Greater China.

The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 803,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 240 countries.

The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on nearly 4.3 million products and more than 196,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 12 specialized trade shows which run 29 times a year across 10 cities.

Suppliers receive more than 67 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online (

Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 38 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 69 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has over 2,500 team members in more than 44 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for Chinese-language media.

Kearny Alliance Press Contact
Alexander Boome, Program director
Tel: (632) 814-1532
E-mail:  

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