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Asia retail outlook 2021

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The retailer has launched a new store format in May, under the code name "NB Project". After two-month trial, it is now happy with the new format’s performance and ready to roll out.

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Alibaba Group’s high-tech grocery chain Freshippo has unveiled plans to launch a next-generation distribution centre in early 2022. Designed to supercharge Freshippo’s retail model Aside from the typical warehousing, packaging and delivery services, the new facility will come complete with indoor holding facilities for live seafood, cold-storage rooms, food-processing equipment and a centra...
China has concluded its mid-year ecommerce shopping festival, 6.18, the country’s second largest ecommerce shopping event, just second to Single’s Day (11.11). We have identified five key learnings from this year’s event, which are discussed below. 1. Overall sales +26.5%YoY, driven by buoyant consumer spending China data firm Syntun estimates that the GMV of this year’s 18-day event reache...
Pride month is observed across many markets in Asia, although it is not as huge as the celebration in Europe and the Americas.  COVID-19 restrictions have hindered plans to have physical gatherings for Pride month, but the pandemic has not stopped some retailers in Asia to launch virtual campaigns for this occasion. Philippines: Alibaba-owned Lazada recognises the LGBTQIA+ stigma  Man...
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