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AliExpress has opened its first physical store in Barcelona, the second of Spain and Europe.

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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...
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...
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...


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