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Alibaba Group videos
Exclusive: an interview with Alibaba Freshippo’s Chief of Staff
In an exclusive interview with IGD, Guo Xulin, Chief of Staff of Alibaba’s Freshippo Business Group, highlights the aspects that distinguish the New Retail, which Freshippo represents, from old retail.
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Alibaba Group presentations
Strategic outlook for Alibaba
In this report we review Alibaba's grocery retail outlook and strategic priorities for the next five years. We use this to provide considerations and implications for suppliers.
Leading global online retailers in 2027
Understand how the leading, global, online grocery retailers are driving growth and winning channel share in their markets and how online’s share of omnichannel retailers' sales is set to grow to 2027. Take inspiration from the likes of Amazon, Alibaba, Leclerc, JD.com, and Walmart, amongst others, and appreciate the implications for retailers and suppliers.
Alibaba launches ChatGPT-powered ecommerce chatbot
Alibaba’s Southeast Asian ecommerce subsidiary, Lazada, launched LazzieChat, a first-of-its-kind AI chatbot that can communicate with shoppers and provide customised product recommendations.
Indonesia Country Presentation
A guide to Indonesia’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
Next-generation retail: unlocking new revenue opportunities
Driving revenue and profit growth in a changing landscape
China Country Presentation
A guide to China’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
Singapore Country Presentation
A guide to Singapore’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
How sustainability initiatives continue to evolve in 2022
In our sustainability trends 2022 report we highlighted five trends we expect to retailers to implement as part of their sustainability strategies during 2022, and beyond.
Alibaba’s Tmall pilots carbon labelling
Alibaba Group’s B2C e-commerce platform Tmall has launched eco-friendly product labels to help consumers check the impact of their purchases on the environment and make sustainable choices.
Metaverse in grocery
The metaverse represents a US$800bn opportunity by 2024. Dive into what brands and retailers are doing in the digital world, the latest developments and what the implications are.
On-demand delivery aggregators in Asia
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, on-demand delivery aggregators have been growing rapidly in Asia.
Suppliers’ guide: how to build online presence in China
A practical guide to help Western suppliers launch online in China and scale up afterwards. Supported by a collection of 10+ case studies, hot topics such as route to market, online sales tactics, associated fees, and online ranking are covered in this study.
The digitisation of Asia’s traditional trade sector
We discuss how to leverage the digitisation of the largest channel in Asia’s developing and emerging markets
Sustainability in Q1 2021
Explore 10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the first quarter of 2021.
Winning in omnichannel
Retailers and suppliers are generating positive returns as they implement omnichannel-focused initiatives. From higher shopper spend to more efficient operations, omnichannel projects are helping companies stand out and gain share.
Alibaba and Unilever team up to create a “Waste Free World”
In China, Unilever has teamed up with Alibaba to create Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered recycling machines that are able to automatically sort plastic packaging.
The leading convenience markets and retailers in Asia
We identify key convenience trends in Asia, leading markets and largest retailers in the region, and explain what this might mean to you.
Key strategies in large format stores
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
Alibaba to launch large-scale last mile robotic fleet
Alibaba’s research and innovation institute, DAMO Academy, announced the large-scale rollout of its fleet of autonomous robots for last-mile deliveries.
COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping retail trends in Asia
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five trends which we identified at the start of the year to shape the future of food and consumer goods retailer in Asia in 2020 and beyond.
Five innovation trends accelerated by COVID-19 in Asia
We share five innovation trends that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic as shoppers’ normal patterns of life have changed dramatically.
Global retailer alliances in 2020
Retailers' strategies and business models are evolving. They are increasingly building alliances with each other, IT and tech companies and others to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. These collaborations are also helping them deal with challenges that require greater global cooperation or are too big to be dealt with as individual companies.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what can we learn from retailers in Asia?
We summarise learnings that can be taken from how retailers, suppliers and shoppers in Asia have responded to some of the challenges raised by Coronavirus (COVID 19).
11.11 Global Shopping Festival 2019
11.11 2019 once again smashed all records, we reviewed the history of the event, the staggering numbers involved and why 11.11 has become the largest single day annual shopping event in the world.
Asia’s leading online grocery retailers in 2023
We reveal Asia's top 12 online grocery retailers, their growth forecasts over the next five years and the strategies that will help them win…