Carrefour has opened its first-ever smart supermarket in Shanghai in partnership with Tencent, four months after the parent company of China’s ubiquitous WeChat app bought a stake in the French retailer. The Le Marche store in China’s commercial capital is… Read More>>
China’s second-ranking e-commerce company continues to expand its online empire into the offline world as JD.com’s founder and chief executive vowed late last week to open 1,000 stores every day this year.
“As of last month, JD.com opened 1,000 convenience… Read More>>
Alibaba Group has closed on its acquisition of a RMB 4.68 billion ($744 million) stake in Wanda Film to become the film company’s second largest shareholder, following through on an agreement signed in early February. The move came just days… Read More>>
Mainland ecommerce giant Alibaba revealed late last week that it has signed a cooperation agreement with five of China’s top 10 property developers to expand its Hema smart supermarket chain on the mainland.
The agreement between the Alibaba online to… Read More>>
At the top of today’s news, a global real estate investment manager is seeking to raise $500 million for a new property fund targetting major cities in Japan, while another investment heavyweight has picked up an office building in downtown… Read More>>
China’s second-ranking e-commerce platform, JD.com, is now the country’s number one couch potato enabler, serving up fast food, Oreos and stinky tofu straight from the nearest FamilyMart convenience store to the comfort of every Internet user’s living room.
Under the… Read More>>
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>>
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>>
Leading today’s roundup, the real estate investment arm of Samsung Life Insurance has scooped up a twin-tower office complex in downtown Seoul, paying a record price per square metre for a commercial building in the city. Meanwhile in Sydney, Dalian… 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>>