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This year the 618 shopping festival generated a total sales revenue of RMB 695.9bn (USD 103.8bn) through ecommerce channels (excluded quick commerce and community group buying), reports Syntun. This is an increase of 20.3% year-on-year, but down 6.2% compared to the previous year's 26.5% sales growth. Besides driving sales through slashing prices and discount coupons, what significant findings...
Our latest research reveals that Walmart’s revenue is set to reach almost $750 bn by 2027. Between 2021 and 2027 it is expected to grow by 4.7% on a CAGR basis, reaching $747.6 bn. $180 bn growth opportunity Our new report Strategic outlook for Walmart , reveals that Walmart’s growth will be led by its operations in the USA, India and Mexico. Over recent years the retailer has recast i...
JD.com achieved double-digit revenue growth, while Alibaba maintained a significantly stronger operating margin. Performance highlights Revenue Alibaba’s Q4 results (three months ending 31st March 2022) reported revenue of RMB 204bn (US$ 32.2bn), up 9.0% year-over-year, but down 15.9% on the previous quarter. Over a third of this was driven by direct sales, including through Fresh...

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