E-commerce giant Alibaba continues to assemble its offline retail empire by expanding into home furnishings. Just before China’s lunar new year holiday the tech behemoth invested approximately RMB 5.45 billion ($866 million) for a 15 percent stake in Easyhome (居然之家),… Read More>>
Chinese consumers bought RMB 4.88 trillion ($760 billion) in products online during the first three quarters of last year — roughly equivalent to the annual GDP of the Netherlands — as many shoppers now routinely buy groceries and other daily… Read More>>
Champion REIT, the Hong Kong-listed trust sponsored by developer Great Eagle, saw record turnover rent of HK$116 million ($14.8 million) in its Langham Place Mall last year, said Ada Wong, the trust’s CEO at a media briefing on its annual… Read More>>
An affiliate of top three Chinese developer Evergrande has vowed to open 200 cinemas in China — nearly doubling its total number of movie theatres in the coming five years, while adopting a new locally-produced technology to rival the US… Read More>>
Chinese retail developer and operator Sasseur Group, which is backed by Ping An Real Estate and Warburg Pincus, plans to cash in on its collection of four mainland outlet malls by listing a real estate investment trust on the Singapore… Read More>>
Nearly three million mainland visitors showed up in Singapore during the first 11 months of last year, and one of the city’s biggest shopping centres is angling to capture more of that PRC cash through a tie-up with Jack Ma’s… Read More>>
One of the best-known retail centres from Shanghai’s 1930s heyday may soon be pulling China’s post-millennial shoppers back to what was once China’s hippest retail centre. As part of a revival of a heritage department store on Shanghai’s historic East… Read More>>
Indecisive shoppers can now sample, try out and purchase lipstick, mascara and other cosmetics in the dressing room armed with just a smartphone, but only in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
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While artificial intelligence and facial recognition may be the road ahead for physical retail, the promise of online efficiency and future growth may not yet have made it to Chengdu, at least for one retailer.
GOGO unmanned market, the first… Read More>>
Wanda boss Wang Jianlin has been selling properties in the UK, Australia and mainland China to help lessen his debt load, and now the owner of China’s biggest commercial developer is selling off nearly 14 percent of his flagship commercial… Read More>>