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China’s two ecommerce giants, Alibaba and Tencent, are collaborating for the first time, which will see Alibaba’s bargain online shopping platform Taobao Deals offered as a mini-program on Tencent’s multipurpose super app WeChat

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Pinduoduo, China’s latest tech behemoth, has become the world’s largest ecommerce platform by user numbers, surpassing Alibaba. It has set its next goal to be " the world’s largest agriculture and grocery platform ". Here is what you need to know about the company. Pinduoduo surpasses Alibaba and JD.com in user numbers The Nasdaq-listed company said it had 788.4 million annual active buye...
JD.com announced on 22 March that it is investing US$800m in Dada Neux, the mother company of on-demand grocery delivery platform JD Daojia and on-demand delivery platform Dada Now. JD.com will effectively take control of delivery platform Dada Once the deal goes through, JD.com will own 51% of Dada. JD merged its online-to-offline unit, JD Daojia, with Dada in 2016. Dada-JD Daojia then ...
A.S. Watson Group, the world’s biggest international health and beauty retailer, has recently announced its refreshed social purpose and 2030 vision for sustainability. Commitment to ‘put a smile on our customers’ faces’ Since the A.S. Watson Group is operating on a massive scale globally, it is determined to take stronger responsibility towards the customers they serve, as well as the envi...

Presentations

01/04/2021
Explore 10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the first quarter of 2021.
29/03/2021
A key strategy hypermarket operators are are using to win back market share is to modernise stores’ look and feel. This helps it to draw shoppers back into large format stores, especially in out-of-town locations. In this report we provide examples of where retailers have modernised their stores’ look and feel to generate excitement and boost footfall.
26/03/2021
Our new forecasts show that Asia will account for 58% of additional grocery sales generated between 2020-22. However, the impact of COVID-19 and its legacy will impact markets differently across the region. This report will help you understand Asia's growing importance in the global context and which grocery markets will provide your business with the most exciting growth prospects towards 2022.

Interim grocery channel forecasts: US, China and UK 2020


Hear directly from IGD analysts as they explain the thinking behind the channel shifts in our newly released forecasts for 2020.

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China country presentation

This guide to China explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

China channel forecasts 2020-22

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.

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