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Shiseido and Alibaba to co-create products for Chinese consumers

A new joint Shiseido and Alibaba office will house a team of around 20 Shiseido employees by next year

Indian online grocer BigBasket raises US$150 million

Indian online grocery platform BigBasket has raised investment capital of about US$150 million.

Japan’s small retailers gain global e-commerce platform

Japanese small retailers are to gain a global e-commerce platform through a government venture and foreign online partners.

Inside China’s burgeoning local services market

Local services – the use of online platforms to link consumers with offline lifestyle services and on-demand delivery – are booming in China.

Stationery retailer Smiggle targets Asia

Vibrant stationery retailer Smiggle is expanding within Asia following a record global performance reaching 34.8 per cent sales growth in the territory.

Australia’s C/MEO Collective launches on Tmall

Women’s fashion label C/MEO Collective has started selling on Chinese mega online marketplace Tmall.

Chinese internet giants mulling bids for AS Watson stake

Two Chinese internet giants are reportedly evaluating separate bids for a stake in global retailer AS Watson.

Buyers sought for Metro China business

The Metro China business is on the market for a reported US$1.5-2 billion.

Happy Lemon teashop showcases Alibaba technology

Happy Lemon has teamed up with Koubei, Alibaba Group’s local-services app, to upgrade its in-store technology, including a new drink-making robot.

Pomelo secures RedMart CFO Jim Boland

Bangkok-headquartered omnichannel fashion company Pomelo has appointed Jim Boland, former RedMart CFO, as its new CFO.

Jack Ma steps down from Alibaba divisions in ‘goodwill’ move

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has stepped back from active roles in five subsidiary companies.

Lazada beefs up cross-border business across Southeast Asia

Lazada is boosting its cross-border operations for international brands and merchants to after its cross-border sales quadrupled over the last three years.

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