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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
Asia’s omnichannel future
We assess the development of omnichannel retail in Asia, how the food and consumer goods industry will evolve over the next five years and what businesses need to do to survive.
China by numbers 2018-2023
Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.
Indonesia by numbers 2018-2023
Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Indonesia.
Shiseido and Alibaba co-create China only products
Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido is to become the world’s first multinational cosmetic company to open a dedicated office in Hangzhou to work with Alibaba and co-create products for Chinese consumers.
Alibaba launches new shopping channel
As an important move to capitalise on China’s massive tourism market and offer Chinese travellers a holistic travel experience, Alibaba is launching a new shopping platform called Fliggy Buy.
Alibaba showcases Tmall Genie Queen smart mirror
Alibaba unveiled its voice-activated mirror, dubbed Tmall Genie Queen, at its annual beauty summit held in Shanghai in March 2019.
AB InBev and Alibaba get crafty in China’s beer market
Boxing Cat Brewery in Shanghai, owned by global beer brand Anheuser-Busch InBev, has partnered with the Tmall Innovation Center (TMIC), the market-research arm of Alibaba, to become the first company to make a craft beer tailored specifically for China.
Chinese New Year 2019
As we welcome in the year of the pig, we review the activity retailers and suppliers have used to boost sales during this critical trading period.
Private label and brand evolution
Using IGD's 'Global retail trends 2019' as a framework, we explore how private label and brands are evolving and consider the implications of this.
A guide to China’s online grocery landscape
We review the size of the online grocery opportunity in China, the leading online retailer strategies and four trends that are driving online growth.
Five omnichannel concept stores in China
We’ve picked five new concept stores that are tech-laden, data-driven, delivery-oriented and ultimately integrating online and offline shopping in China.
Brands utilising Alibaba’s data for NPD
Colgate-Palmolive joins L’Oréal and P&G to make use of Alibaba’s data for better and quicker product development, whilst mitigating risks at the same time
Alibaba voice assistant introduced into BMW vehicles
BMW and Alibaba have unveiled a fully and seamlessly integrated intelligent voice assistant for BMW vehicles in China.
Tmall Innovation Centre helps Mars with insights-driven product development
Mars Inc. and Alibaba Group collaborated to create a new chilli-infused Snickers bar designed to satisfy Chinese consumers’ craving for a ‘mala’ (the Chinese word numbing and spicy) flavoured treat.
Alibaba’s robotic restaurant
Alibaba has launched a restaurant inside one of its Hema Fresh stores in Shanghai that uses robots to deliver food to customer's tables.
IGD’s Store of the Year 2018
Our analysts have visited over 750 stores, in more than 50 countries, during 2017/18. From these country and store visits, each analyst has submitted their nomination for the Store of the Year based on the store offering benefits for the shopper, what makes the store unique, where it fits into the retailer’s strategy and where it showcases new thinking.
Alibaba creates ‘AI copywriter’ for brands
Alibaba’s digital marketing arm Alimama has unveiled an artificial intelligence-powered copywriting tool.
Hema customers can track farm-to-shelf journey of food
Seventeen Hema supermarkets in Shanghai recently launched a food-provenance feature that tells customers about an item’s farm-to-store journey.
Top five stores visited in Asia H1 2018
Our team’s pick of their favourite stores from the markets visited in the first half of 2018.
Top three themes from the CGF Global Summit 2018
As the key themes of this year’s Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Singapore, we look at how the food and grocery industry is focusing on consumers, using data and making a positive impact globally.
Top 10 innovations from Asia H1 2018
We share our top 10 picks of the innovations across Asia’s retail industry in H1 2018.
Physical store of the future
In today’s era of accelerated change and unprecedented uncertainty, understanding how retailers globally are preparing for an omnichannel future is key. We review 10 areas we highlighted in our Store of the Future report and how best in class retailers have reacted these issues.
Global retailer alliances
The strategies and initiatives helping retailers to globalise are changing. Instead of investing in every country, retailers are increasingly building alliances with companies to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. We consider the partnerships being built at the moment and look in-depth at four key companies.
Coffee ordering gets smarter with Alibaba AI
Alibaba has launched a “smart ordering” system. The new technology lets customers at cafés and restaurants place their orders through a voice recognition smart-ordering machine. Customers can make as many changes or corrections to their order as they want.
Five drivers of growth for China's leading retailers
This reports looks at the leading grocery retailers in China, how we expect them to growth until 2022 and what strategies are being used to serve shoppers better in this rapidly changing market.