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Vestiaire Collective charity sale launches in Singapore and Hong Kong

Vestiaire Collective is bringing its coronavirus charity sale to Singapore and Hong Kong this week after launching in US and European countries on April 1.

South Korean online grocery-delivery startup Kurly wins US$150m funding

South Korean premium grocery delivery e-commerce firm Kurly has procured funding of US$150 million from its existing investors.

What Wuhan looks like today: pandemic-hit city returns to business

Chinese e-commerce platform JD has provided a touching testament to the progressive recovery of Wuhan, the first city to be hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Central Pattana launches one-click service linking tenants, consumers

Thailand’s Central Pattana has launched ‘One call x One click’ service which allows its customers to shop remotely during social distancing.

Baeman accused of monopolistic behaviour as merger looms

The pending merger between South Korea’s number one food-delivery app Baemin and Yogiyo has fuelled widespread concerns about monopolistic market behaviour.

Consumers swamp Luckin Coffee app in wake of controversy

Disgraced Chinese coffee giant Luckin has apologised to customers and promised business as usual following a widely publicised admission that the firm had fabricated sales figures.

Alibaba promises ‘spring thunder’ to support SMEs during the coronavirus crisis

Alibaba group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang has launched the “2020 Spring Thunder Initiative” to help small and medium businesses ride out the coronavirus pandemic.

How Chinese jeweller Ideal transformed staff into live-streaming KOLs

Shenzhen’s multi-brand jeweller Ideal has transformed its 18-year-old traditional business model to a New Retail business virtually overnight in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Thai grocery wholesaler Loxley pivots to delivery

Thai grocery wholesaler Loxley is pivoting to delivery services as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Demand overwhelms grocery-delivery services in Malaysia, Singapore

Online grocery-delivery services in Malaysia are facing overwhelming demand, with some firms forced to suspend or limit delivery operations.

Alibaba urges offline retailers to livestream on Taobao Live

Alibaba Group’s livestreaming channel Taobao Live is planning to attract more than 200,000 businesses to its platform this year.

Pomelo Cares programme launched to aid coronavirus fight

Asian omnichannel fashion brand Pomelo has launched Pomelo Cares, an initiative to support the community and frontline medical sector during the coronavirus pandemic.