Alibaba has made another deal aimed at China’s traditional shopping sector, with the e-commerce giant announcing an investment in China’s largest retailer of furniture and home products, as the tech giant, continues to look for ways to leverage its online… Read More>>
Jardine Matheson-backed Yonghui Superstores is to become the controlling shareholder in central China regional supermarket chain Zhongbai Holdings Group in a deal valued at RMB 559 million ($83.2 million), according to a Shanghai Stock Exchange filing.
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Chinese internet giant Tencent is forming a RMB 1.2 billion (US$170 million) grocery joint venture with Shanghai-listed supermarket operator Yonghui Superstores and Hong Kong’s ParknShop, according to a joint statement by the three companies.
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At the top of today’s roundup, automated retail is all the rage in China, with a startup that operates checkout-free convenience stores and snack shelves bagging a new investment round led by Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial. Co-working is also in… Read More>>
Leading today’s roundup, Dalian Wanda Group may have stepped back from its ambition to crush Disney in China’s theme park market, but that hasn’t stopped the developer from launching a 34,000 square metre indoor amusement park designed by KCC Entertainment… Read More>>
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>>
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.
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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>>