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New Lazada CEO named

Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada has appointed Chun Li as its new CEO, succeeding Pierre Poignant, who will head to parent Alibaba Group.

Chinese woman shopping online

China’s mid-year shopping festival sets new records

Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD have set new sales records during this year’s mid-year shopping festival digital sale thus far.

Alibaba and JD launch 6.18 mid-year shopping promotions

Alibaba and JD launched their annual 6.18 mid-year shopping festivals, which will mark China’s largest online retail promotion since the outbreak of Covid-19.

Alibaba GMV surpasses US$1 trillion

Chinese retail behemoth Alibaba Group shrugged off the impact of the Covid-19 crisis to report a 35-per-cent increase in sales in the year to March, and achieving its five-year-old goal of surpassing US$1 trillion in GMV.

India’s online grocers will thrive post-Covid-19, says analyst

India’s online grocers face a bright future following the Covid-19 lockdown, according to analysis by industry research firm GlobalData.

Wish lead the Top 5 shopping apps in March 2020

The top 5 shopping apps in March 2020

The world’s top 5 shopping apps globally hit 26.9 million downloads in March, according to data gathered by LearnBonds – Wish was number 1.

How Chinese department store Intime survived Covid-19 crisis

It’s Labour Day weekend in China and customers in masks have been trickling into the Intime Hangzhou West Lake store incessantly since 10am. Shoppers floated from counter to counter, determined to snatch the best deals the long holiday has to offer. Since the widespread outbreak of Covid-19 across the country at the start of the year, this is the first time that the five-story department store has been able to operate at norm…

Alibaba launches Luxury Soho, a digital fashion community and outlet centre

Alibaba has launched a new platform Luxury Soho, targeting young, value-conscious aspirational shoppers, and helping high-end brands quit surplus inventory.

Michael Kors launches design-your-own-bag service MK My Way

US fashion label Michael Kors unveils a new customisation service called the MK My Way for its handbag range today, launching on Alibaba’s e-commerce site Tmall.

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.

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.

Shanghai Fashion Week goes digital with Alibaba

Shanghai Fashion Week is partnering with Alibaba’s B2C marketplace Tmall to hold its first fully digital event due to restrictions on gatherings caused by the coronavirus outbreak.