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Australia’s Chemist Warehouse to open brick-and-mortar store in China

Australia’s Chemist Warehouse is opening its first brick-and-mortar store and launching on a new online marketplace in China.

Starbucks and Alibaba team up in ‘Genie-us’ delivery service

Starbucks and Alibaba have teamed up to allow consumers in China to order coffee using their Tmall Genie smart speaker.

Alibaba hosts the fourth Taobao Maker Festival

Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao has kicked off its fourth Taobao Maker Festival.

AliExpress launches free-returns program in eight markets

Alibaba Group’s global online marketplace AliExpress is to offer free return and refund for participating categories across eight countries.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma reflects on 20 years at tech giant as he prepares to step aside

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has made his final appearance as executive chairman, as CEO Daniel Zhang takes the helm of the company.

Alibaba confirms purchase of Kaola business from rival NetEase

Alibaba has confirmed it will buy NetEase’s Kaola for about US$2 billion, a deal widely predicted last month.

US fashion brand Everlane launches on Tmall Global

US fashion brand Everlane has opened a store on Alibaba’s cross-border e-commerce marketplace Tmall Global.

Chinese shoppers can now use Alipay at the Mall of Asia

Opening the way for Chinese to use Alipay at Mall of Asia stores is aimed at attracting more tourists to the mall – as well as the increasing locally based Chinese population.

Tmall designers line up for New York Fashion Week

Alibaba Group’s B2C platform Tmall has announced its lineup of designers that will hit the runway at New York Fashion Week this September.

Ikea China to invest US$1.4 billion in expansion

Ikea China will invest RMB10 billion (US$1.41 billion) into the market within the next fiscal year.

Alibaba Hong Kong IPO postponed due to unrest

The planned US$15 billion Alibaba Hong Kong IPO has been postponed due to continuing political unrest in the city.

Online retail turns 25, but physical stores are more relevant than ever

Online retail turns 25 this month – but the importance and relevance of brick-and-mortar stores is more relevant now than ever before.

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