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25 September 2018
Shopee For Men is a new one-stop portal launched by Shopee with 20,000 products for men from more than 300 retailers in Thailand. Designed for men Shopee For Men offers a collection of product categories and items that have been selected to meet the needs of all male shoppers. The retailer is teaming up with Unilever, Nivea for Men, Warrix, Gatsby, G-Shock, American Tourister and ASUS for t...
25 September 2018
At a conference on 19th September 2018 in Beijing, JD announced the plan of opening 1,000 high-tech 7FRESH supermarkets in the next five years.  Technology advanced supermarket Currently data analytics is used to optimise range, space planning and pick store locations. Prediction technology enables automatic replenishment or sends an alert to staff for replenishment. A dedicated app allows ...
20 September 2018
International health and beauty retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance taps half a billion consumer pool in China with Alibaba’s Tmall. Beauty sector in China showing impressive growth rates China’s beauty market is seeing rapid growth in recent years. As they become more sophisticated and brand-aware, Chinese shoppers are increasingly looking for quality international beauty and cosmetics pro...
20 September 2018
At its 2018 investor day, Alibaba stated its offline Hema stores are key to its strategy. Hema outperform traditional stores by five times Alibaba currently has 64 of its high-tech Hema supermarkets in 14 Chinese cities, with 10 million active shoppers per year. Hema specialise in fresh foods, with in-store foodservice and dining areas for shoppers to enjoy the freshest foods while shoppi...
19 September 2018
Groceries delivered directly to shoppers’ homes. Making use of QR technology JD Indonesia has launched a grocery delivery service that allows train commuters to shop for groceries whilst on the way home. JDVirtual, the new service, is now available at selected Commuter Line train stations in Jakarta. Commuters can order food, beverages as well as other everyday groceries by scanning a QR...
12 September 2018
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group has agreed to take a 10% stake in one of Russia’s biggest tech players, to boost its development in Russia. Alibaba owning 48% of AliExpress Russia Alibaba will own 48% of AliExpress Russia as a result of a deal signed with Russian Direct Investment Fund, mobile operator Megafon and internet group Mail.ru. The three Russian companies will have a combine...
11 September 2018
Launched last April, Walmart's 'Scan & Go' mini-program on WeChat has reached more than 10 million users in China. What is 'Scan & Go'? It is a mini-program on WeChat, which enables shoppers to scan items as they shop and make payment on their mobile phones. It is available in nearly 300 Walmart stores in more than 50 cities. By the end of the year, it is expected to be available in more th...
10 September 2018
Jack Ma will hand over leadership to current Group CEO Daniel Zhang.   Retirement to start next year The co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, Jack Ma, has announced his retirement exactly a year from today. He is leaving to focus his time on developing education and philanthropy through the Jack Ma Foundation. Though Ma will hand over the reins to Zhang on 10 September 2019, he ...
07 September 2018
Amazon is the first to offer its service in Hindi, the most widely spoken language in India. Leading the way Shoppers are now able to choose the Hindi language on Amazon's mobile site or android app. This will soon be extended to its desktop and Apple mobile app. The retailer will be able to reach non-English speakers ahead of its key competitors. Flipkart, Paytm Mall and Snapdeal do not ha...
05 September 2018
Ecommerce retailer promises a more personal shopping experience. Shoppers able to interact with virtual products Online grocery shopping in India looks set to become more engaging as Big Basket introduces a virtual reality (VR) store. Promising to replicate the product experience, the VR store allows shoppers to view products on a virtual shelf. Selecting the product gives shoppers more inf...