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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
Elderly friendly shopping app
Taobao, Alibaba’s ecommerce marketplace, has launched a new version of its shopping app for elderly shoppers.
Alipay launches ‘Smile to Pay’
Alipay has launched its new facial-recognition payments technology for commercial use.
Alibaba offers live crabs via vending machines
Hairy crabs, one of the most popular delicacies of the season in eastern China, are being sold in a vending machine at an office building in downtown Shanghai.
Top 10 innovations from Asia
Unstaffed stores, mobile payments, category innovations… are you staying ahead of the game? It can be tough to keep up with these developments, which is why we’re going to show you the latest and most relevant 10 innovations in Asia.
10 top tips for selling more online
We offer our latest insight on the online shopper and give you 10 tips to sell more online. We'll help you influence shoppers to try your brand and make your products easier to order.
Retailer loyalty schemes revisited
As retailers focus on delivering the basics, how are loyalty mechanics boosting customer satisfaction? We shine the spotlight on summer activity, update on UK and international loyalty developments, and share inspiration from beyond grocery.
Asia outlook H2 2017
Our Asia Outlook H2 report reviews the five big trends that we think will help shape the grocery retail landscape in Asia highlighted in H1, plus provides insight on the latest retailer performance.
Alibaba’s Hema stores create a ‘New Retail’ experience
Hema supermarkets in China uses technology and data to merge online and offline shopping, offering consumers a more efficient and more flexible shopping experience.
Six leading Asian online marketplaces
Online marketplaces in Asia present attractive opportunities, but they are equally complex. Know the key Asian online marketplaces and customise your online strategy for each of them. Think beyond sales!
Asia retail calendar 2017
Looking to maximise holiday sales in 2017? Use this retail calendar to plan for the major events in Asia and learn from the best practices in the region.
Alipay launches Augmented Reality hongbao game
Launched for Chinese New Year, Alipay’s Augmented Reality (AR) Red Envelope game lets Alipay users hide virtual hongbao (red envelopes) in physical locations for other Alipay users to find and receive money.
Asia outlook 2017
Our new report highlights the five big trends that we think will help further shape the grocery retail landscape in Asia in 2017, plus provides insight on the latest retailer performance.
Selling online in Asia: four emerging online grocery models
Online presents a huge opportunity for grocery in Asia. So how to choose an ecommerce model that’s the most suitable for your business and how to collaborate with the right partners? Here are some tips for those selling online or thinking about launching online in Asia.
Online and Digital Summit 2016: Themes and insights from the Summit
Now in its fifth year, our Online & Digital Summit has become the definitive event for businesses looking to grow sales through the online channel. Read the key learnings from the Summit here…
Cashless retailing: a growing trend
In this report, we provide an overview of the latest developments in cashless retailing and identify a number of key trends and disruptors, to which retailers and brand owners should pay close attention.
South East Asia: five opportunities for growth
ASEAN is one of the world’s fastest-growing grocery markets, and also one of the least well known. The report below offers a snapshot of the diverse region and discusses the opportunities presented to retailers and manufacturers.
Indonesia retail landscape
As the most populated country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has become an attractive market for multinational retail and consumer goods companies, given the country’s economic growth, the expansion of the middle class and its young population. In this report, we look at the current landscape and key players. We identify the trends and discuss the opportunities and challenges facing retailers and manufacturers in the market.
Alibaba to open virtual reality store with digital assistant
Innovation of the week: The world’s largest e-commerce marketplace Alibaba Group plans to open a virtual reality (VR) demonstration shop this month. It aims to rollout the technology across its entire platform by the end of the year.
Asia outlook 2016
Check out our hot five trends to watch in Asia in 2016, plus understand the outlook for the regions economy, its retailers and what we think is important for your business to consider…
Chinese New Year 2016: four trends driving growth
Chinese New Year is a critical trading period for retailers across Asia. We reviewed the impact of the event in 2016 and pull out four trends being used to help drive growth.
Asia 2020: multichannel outlook and opportunities
How retail channels develop will be unique to Asia and its shoppers. We examine, the channel dynamics that are playing out, how these vary across the region, plus predict what to expect as we move towards 2020.
Asia in focus
Retailers are tackling the regions challenges with mixed results; online innovation and thinking local remain regional strategies for success…
'Smile to Pay' takes the pain out of payment
Innovation of the week: Alibaba is developing mobile facial recognition technology to take the pain out of payment
Trading in China - What do you need to know?
China has the largest and most rapidly growing consumer goods market in the world. However, it also has its fair share of challenges. Breaking into the China market successfully can seem like an almost impossible task to companies with limited or no experience of doing business there. The aim of this report is to highlight some key information that companies need to know when considering entering or exporting to the China market.