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Alibaba adds 20 million users; sales surge 42 per cent

Alibaba Group boosted second-quarter revenues by 42 per cent, as the number of active users on its e-commerce sites grew by 20 million.

Alibaba may buy Kaola from Netease

Alibaba and Chinese tech firm Netease are in talks on the internet giant’s potential acquisition of its cross-border e-commerce platform Kaola.

Nestle starts selling Starbucks-branded coffee in China

FMCG giant Nestle started selling Starbucks-branded coffee in Mainland China today, seeking to tap growth in a market where it says coffee consumption per capita remains low compared to global standards. Nestle last year paid US$7.15 billion for exclusive rights to sell the US chain’s coffees and teas globally, and began selling Starbucks-labelled products in Europe, Asia and Latin America in February.

Alibaba targets 30 million US SMEs

Alibaba has opened its platform to enable US businesses to sell their products to millions of Alibaba.com buyers in the US and around the globe.

How to win at China’s New Retail

New Retail uses technology to merge online, offline, logistics, big data, cloud computing, entertainment and social media into a seamless shopping experience.

How retailers can make the most of the Now Economy

From Amazon Prime to Alibaba, it is the speed of virtual or physical delivery that has thrilled users in what has been dubbed ‘the Now Economy.

Alibaba launches Tmall Global in English portal for sellers

Alibaba has launched Tmall Global in English, making it easier for sellers of all sizes to capitalise on Chinese shoppers’ demand for quality imported products.

Shopee heads list of top 10 m-commerce players in Vietnam

Shopee heads the list of the top 10 m-commerce players in Vietnam for the first quarter of this year.

Chinese online pharmacy Ecmoho plans US$100 million IPO

Chinese online pharmacy Ecmoho is seeking to list on the New York Stock Exchange in order to raise US$100 million for expansion.

Alibaba management shakeup sees CFO promoted

In a significant Alibaba management shakeup, high-profile CFO Maggie Wu take on a new role overseeing investment strategy.

How small retailers can compete with the giants of retail

The giants of retail – like Walmart, Target, Amazon, Asos, Tesco, Alibaba and JD – might be trailblazers, but they are still fair game for the little guys.

China to become world’s largest grocery market by 2023

China is set to overtake the US to become the world’s largest grocery market by 2023 in value terms, according to new forecasts.

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