China news

15 July 2019
The coffee giant opened its world first Starbucks Now store in Beijing. A new express retail experience Combining the signature Starbucks physical characteristics with digital touch points, the store is designed to offer a streamline experience for customers who have pre-ordered online. The menu is tailored for the on-the-go occasions. Limited seating area is available for those who choo...
05 July 2019
Yonghui has launched a new format, Market Life, in Shanghai’s Pudong District. Focusing on local cuisine and culture The new store, located in Sanlin yinxiang cheng (INCITY mall), operates approx. 4,000 sq m retail space. It focuses on fresh food to meet the lifestyles of urban shoppers. Market Life combines traditional market culture with modern farmer's market decor. The foodservice count...
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...
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...