Innovation updates


A.S. Watson and L'Oréal's AI and AR firm ModiFace have launched a virtual makeup service.
Fung Retailing Group, a network of more than 3,300 stores, has partnered with to unveil Hong Kong’s first AI-powered checkout.
Alibaba unveiled its voice-activated mirror, dubbed Tmall Genie Queen, at its annual beauty summit held in Shanghai in March 2019.
28/02/2019 and Rakuten have signed an agreement for’s drones and autonomous delivery robots to be used in Rakuten’s unmanned delivery solutions in Japan.
MAC Cosmetics has opened an experience centre in Shanghai to provide an omnichannel shopping experience for its shoppers.
In June last year, 7-Eleven launched its first BEING Fit convenience store gym concept in Taipei.
Colgate-Palmolive joins L’Oréal and P&G to make use of Alibaba’s data for better and quicker product development, whilst mitigating risks at the same time.
Japanese snack chain Okashi Land partnered EasyGo to launch a self-service pop-up store in Gala Place, Mong Kok, Hong Kong. It opened last September for about a month.
25/01/2019 completed Indonesia’s first government approved drone flight, a breakthrough for drone delivery in Southeast Asia.
MobyMart, a Swedish-Chinese firm, is collaborating with Shanghai fruit retailer Taoyuanming to expand its automated stores in China.