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Retail appointments of the week

Lovisa CEO exits business after 12 years at the helm; Woolworths Group appoints new supply chain chief; Kathmandu names ...

China crackdown wipes hundreds of billions off top companies’ values

Alibaba's sprawling empire of businesses has continued to face heat from regulators.

China’s Alibaba to invest US$15.5 billion for “common prosperity”

Beijing has been encouraging companies to share wealth as part of the effort to ease inequality in the world's second-la...

Down, but not out: Welcome to the new physical retail

As the pandemic grinds on, retailers around the world are innovating in omnichannel ways in categories thought to have s...

Alibaba suspends staff, launches probe after sexual assault allegation

"Alibaba Group has a zero-tolerance policy against sexual misconduct, and ensuring a safe workplace for all our employee...

Alibaba misses revenue estimates during regulatory crackdown persists

Alibaba's results mirror those of e-commerce giant Amazon in the United States.

Are members-only supermarkets the future of grocery?

Alibaba is expanding its membership-driven hypermarket chain as it seeks to capitalise on China’s burgeoning middle clas...

Alibaba: How brands can attract China’s digital-savvy consumers

Now that there are 900 million internet users within China and e-commerce is expected to continue growing in the region,...

Retails news around the globe

Clinique Laboratories to roll out globally; Walmart to roll out Gap Home; Amazon to acquire MGM for $8.45bn; and more.

Anti-monopoly fine pushes Alibaba to first operating loss as public company

The company's U.S.-listed shares fell nearly 3% in choppy trading, even as the company forecast strong 2022 revenue.

Alibaba fined US$2.75bn for anti-monopoly violations by Chinese regulators

E-commerce giant has been "abusing market dominance" since 2015 by preventing its merchants from using other online e-co...

How Alibaba’s technology is changing the face of philanthropy

E-commerce giant Alibaba's chief marketing officer explains how technology can amplify the power of philanthropy.
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Retail news around the globe

Kering invests in Vestiaire Collective; Thomas Pink brand to be revived; Arket opens first South Korean store; and much ...

Jack Ma resurfaces in online meeting after three-month absence

China's highest-profile entrepreneur had not appeared in public since late October, when he blasted China's regulatory ...

Retail news around the globe

Macy's shuts stores; where is Alibaba's Jack Ma; Tommy Hilfiger shines spotlight on BIPOC entrepreneurs and more.

Where on Earth is Jack Ma?

The Financial Times reported that Ma was replaced as a judge in the final episode in November of a game show called Afri...
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How shoppertainment is fuelling the growth of AliExpress

AliExpress’ director for social commerce shares how live streaming is changing the way people shop.

Analysis: What Singles Day says about the future of retail

It's the Godzilla of sales - and here's what the rest of the global retail indust can learn from it.
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Everything you need to know about Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

The online shopping event presents a huge opportunity for Australian and New Zealand brands.

Singles Day sets record for Alibaba, rival JD

Alibaba predictably set a new record for Singles Day gross merchandise volume (GMV) yesterday, as did its rival JD.