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16 July 2019
New leader for Indonesia’s ecommerce operations. Another new appointment at Lazada Earlier on, we reported the new CEO of Lazada Vietnam . Now, the Lazada Group has announced that Mr. Chun Li, co-president of the Lazada Group, has been appointed as the new CEO of Lazada Indonesia. In this role, Li will lead the strategic development and growth of Lazada in the country. At the same ti...
08 July 2019
Lazada, the leading ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia, will launch a 24-hour Mid-Year Festival on July 12 across all its six markets. One-day sale designed to bring new tagline to life The sale is themed “Millions of deals your heart desires” in line with its refreshed brand idea “Go where your heart beats”. The new shopping event creates more fun for shoppers and encourages them to purs...
04 July 2019
Alibaba continues to expand its presence in bricks and mortar in China, with plans to reach at least 2,000 stores across the market by 2022.  Accelerating expansion and coverage Alibaba currently operates 160 Freshippo stores in 21 cities. It hopes to cover 200 cities by 2030, targeting cities with populations in excess of one million. The first store opened in Shanghai back in Janaury 2016...
04 July 2019
Alibaba has announced that James Dong will take over from Max Zhang to be the new CEO of Lazada Vietnam. Enabling greater cross-country collaborations. Dong will retain the position of CEO of Lazada Thailand, allowowing him to enable greater cross-country developments. Dong adds, “Vietnam continues to present a huge opportunity for Lazada. I am confident that we will win in the market by e...
03 July 2019
Singapore grocery delivery service announced on 29 th June that it was suspending operations in Taiwan. “ Temporarily closing ” to focus on core markets The company’s Taiwanese team received instructions from its Singapore headquarter to temporarily stop all operations in Taiwan as Honestbee continues to focus on its core markets in Southeast Asia. The announcement also said that servic...
02 July 2019
Alibaba is launching next generation flagship stores on Tmall. Flagship Store 2.0 The new format on Tmall will be called Flagship Store 2.0. It will allow brands to provide more personalised experiences for shoppers. Flagship Store 2.0 will place likely purchases on a store’s first page rather than make shoppers search for the things they want. They will also personalise content and offe...
02 July 2019
The company intends to spend US$1.2bn in China over the next decade to upgrade logistics. A move to be part of the “smart retail” movement Walmart made an announcement this week that it will open or upgrade more than 10 logistics centres in China. It is a move for the retailer to be better integrated with the burgeoning “smart retail” movement in the country. As part of that movement, ec...
28 June 2019
Alibaba has launched an English-language portal for its Tmall Global marketplace. Recruiting new merchants The new portal looks to recruit new merchants. Alibaba aims to double the number of international brands on the platform to 40,000 in the next three years. Tmall Global currently covers brands from 77 countries and regions. Alibaba hopes the new website will make the B2C marketplace ev...
26 June 2019
SSG.com, the ecommerce unit of South Korea’s retail conglomerate, Shinsegae, launches early morning delivery service in June. Order by midnight, deliver by 6 a.m. Orders can be placed as late as midnight with deliveries guaranteed to arrive by 6 a.m. the next day. The service covers up to 10,000 items, including fresh food, bakery, cooked meals, pet food and baby products such as nappies an...
26 June 2019
Walmart China has launched a blockchain platform that will enable the retailer to track food throughout its supply chain. Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform The new Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform (WCBTP) has been created thanks to a partnership between Walmart China, VeChain (a blockchain technology company), PricewaterhouseCoopers in addition to other companies....