Alibaba Group news

21 January 2020
The Chinese State Council has identified another 24 cities for large scale cross-border ecommerce, as ecommerce trade between China and other nations is growing rapidly. Favourable policy to support growth These 24 new cities include Shijiazhuang in Hebei province, Fuzhou in Fujian province, and Yantai in Shandong province. In addition to the 35 that have previously been established, cross-...
16 December 2019
The ecommerce giant integrates its local service platforms, Koubei and Ele.me, with its group-buying platform Juhuasuan. Brings digitally upgraded local services to Juhuasan Part of the life-style services offered on local services platform Koubei and Ele.me, including Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, KFC, and other services like photo shooting and body care, are now available on Juhuasan, a group bu...
12 December 2019
Bon Preu has invested €10m in its online channel, expanding its home delivery to more regions. Mercadona is leading the Spanish market in ‘ready to eat’ meals. Separately, AliExpress has partnered with Nomo to offer Spanish freelancers and Nomo users access to business tools and financial services. Meanwhile, Alcampo CEO retires and is replaced by Américo Ribeiro, CEO of Auchan Italia. Bon Pre...
09 December 2019
Alibaba-owned AliExpress has launched its second physical store in Barcelona. Eroski has partnered with Agroganadera de Álava Union to promote local agricultural products. Meanwhile, Consum launches a new supermarket model, which focuses on forming a sustainable environment. Separately, HD Covalco announces a positive turnover and a new cash and carry store opening. AliExpress opens second phy...
29 November 2019
AliExpress has opened its first physical store in Barcelona, the second of Spain and Europe. Testing products and operations   The new store is located at the Finestrelles Shopping Center in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, expanding the retailer’s scope to test products and operations. Paris, France a potential destination next Yang Ning, AliExpress France’s Director, said, “We ...
28 November 2019
As Majid Al Futtaim adds hydroponic farms, LuLu opens new stores and AliExpress adds new services, we round up news from the region. Carrefour opens hydroponic farm in Abu Dhabi Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) owned Carrefour has opened two hydroponic farms at stores in My City Centre Masdar and Yas Mall. MAF said the hydroponic farms enable shoppers to buy from a select range of herbs and microgree...
18 November 2019
Alibaba’s Alipay intends to support 10m small and medium businesses in Europe over the next five years. Reach 2bn consumers over five years It aims to reach more than 2bn potential consumers travelling to Europe by expanding collaboration with European acquirer Worldline, as well as a new initiative to serve airport stores through in-app mini programs. Greater convenience for merchants a...
14 November 2019
Chinese consumers embraced voice ordering during this year’s global shopping festival. More than one million orders were placed through Alibaba’s Tmall Genie smart speakers on Monday 11th November. Growing popularity of smart speakers Voice ordering has become an increasingly popular way of shopping in China. Orders of grocery and household items placed through voice command on the 11th Nov...
13 November 2019
Alibaba is opening a 464 sq m bricks-and-mortar Taobao store at Mytown Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Alibaba extending offline reach Alibaba is partnering Mytown and Lumahgo New Retail to open the new store on 29th November. This follows its move to open its first Southeast Asian store in Singapore’s Funan mall in September. Jess Lew, Tmall World Malaysia’s marketing manag...
12 November 2019
Alibaba is celebrating its eleventh 11.11 Singles Day. We have been tracking the latest updates and developments. Here are the key highlights as the world’s largest global one day online shopping event. Summary and key highlights Total GMV recorded during the day CNY268.4bn (US$38.3bn), up 26% from last year Total number of delivery orders reached a new high at 1.292bn, up 24% from la...