Alibaba Group news

21 February 2017
Ecommerce giant Alibaba Group has formed a strategic partnership with Chinese retail conglomerate Bailian Group. The cooperation Alibaba and Bailian will initially cooperate on supply chain technology using Alibaba’s big data capabilities as well as integrating Alipay payments with Bailian Group’s existing membership programme.  Alibaba has been extending its reach offline to provide a b...
01 February 2017
Lawson, one of the largest convenience store operators in Japan, accepts Alipay at all outlets. This tie-up gives Lawson an advertising boost on Alipay and access to data on Chinese tourists’ shopping preferences. First mover advantage with Alipay partnership Lawson has become the first convenience store chain to accept Alipay at all its outlets. With this partnership, Chinese users in ...
02 January 2017
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the premier event for businesses focused on consumer technologies. With exhibitors ranging from some of the world’s leading companies in this space to innovative start-ups, a broad range of technologies will be on show, with many products unveiled for the first time. With this event becoming a key part of the retailing calendar, and an impor...
22 December 2016
Irish wholesale retailer Musgrave, the company behind SuperValu and Centra, has struck a deal with the Alibaba Group to export products direct to consumers in China. Flagship SuperValu virtual storefront on Tmall Global Musgrave will open a flagship SuperValu e-commerce storefront on Tmall Global, making it the first Irish retailer with a presence there (UK retailers Sainsbury's and Waitr...
15 December 2016
Southeast Asia’s largest ecommerce site Lazada is rolling out a series of initiatives to expand its capacity in the region, with help from online grocer RedMart that it recently acquired. Successful 12.12 sales event Lazada Group’s Online Revolution, also known as 12.12, has again proven to be the biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia, ringing up US$40.5 million in sales. With ...
21 November 2016
Alibaba is going to invest US$290 million to purchase almost a third of Sanjiang Shopping Club, a regional discount supermarket chain with more than a million members in China. Online to offline Alibaba, China’s largest ecommerce company has been investing in physical retail, including in Suning Commerce Group and Intime Retail Group, opening up new sales channels for these retailers and en...
14 November 2016
After generating RMB120.7bn (US$17.7bn) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) in just 24 hours, Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival in 2016 has strengthened its position as the world’s largest one-day online sale event. A new set of sale records The GMV figure represents a 32% increase in transactions that played out over Alibaba’s ecommerce platforms—mostly on B2C site Tmall.com and C2C m...
03 November 2016
Shirley Zhu, Programme Director IGD Singapore, assesses four of the major opportunities for online grocery retailing in Asia. Nature of ecommerce in Asia is changing Asia is the largest ecommerce region in the world and home to many ecommerce giants such as Alibaba, JD.com, Flipkart and Rakuten. Despite the fast-moving nature of the food and grocery industry, it has been slower than some...
03 November 2016
Lazada, a leading Southeast Asian ecommerce platform backed by Alibaba Group, has confirmed to buy Singapore-based online grocer RedMart, expanding Alibaba's footprint in the region. If the rumors about Amazon's entrance to the region is true, Southeast Asia is going to the next battlefield for the two ecommerce giants. The transaction The transaction is expected to be completed this qu...
31 October 2016
Amazon Prime offers unlimited cross-border shipping in China Amazon has launched a version of its Prime membership program to its customers in China, which includes free, cross-border shipping from the Amazon Global Store as well as no minimum free domestic shipping. Tailored to Chinese shoppers The Chinese version of Prime is focused solely on shipping, and is the "first-ever membership...