China’s market for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) for at-home consumption remained robust in 2018, despite general concerns about a slowdown. Total spending on FMCG rose 5.2%, a slight increase over last year’s 4.7% gain. Overall, the two-speed growth scenario Kantar identified in 2016 has continued to evolve, with home care and personal care categories growing […]
Alibaba Group News, Statistics, Market Share and Insights
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is a publicly traded Hangzhou-based group of e-commerce businesses, including B2B online web portals (alibaba.com, Chinese B2B website 1688.com), online retail (C2C marketplace Taobao, B2C Tmall.com) and payment services Alipay, a shopping search engine eTao.com and data-centric cloud computing services Aliyun.
Alibaba group started in 1999 when Jack Ma founded the website Alibaba.com, a B2B portal to connect Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers. In 2012, two of Alibaba’s portals handled 1.1 trillion yuan ($170 billion) in sales.Alibaba Group raised over $21 billion from initial public offering (IPO roadshow presentation here) on NYSE on 19 September 2014. Before IPO, Alibaba made a lot of strategic investment and acquisitions both domestic and abroad; you can find more on the infographic here.
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A new service will help Alibaba double the number of foreign brands on Tmall Global to 40,000 in three years. Alibaba has taken another giant leap forward towards its ambition of becoming the world’s fifth-largest economy by 2023, becoming a truly global titan of commerce. A crucial element of realizing this is attracting more global […]
Alibaba’s OTA platform Fliggy (Feizhu) just made Fliggy Miles transferrable for Marriott Rewards points. Last week, the Marriott International Group’s Fliggy Flagship Store officially opened the access for Points conversion from Miles. The current program page shows that the points conversion between Fliggy and Marriott is only in the “trial period”, specifically stating that the […]
A Gartner research shows Database Management Systems (DBMS) cloud services are already $10.4 billion of the $46.1 billion DBMS market in 2018. And, the overall DBMS Market grew at 18.4% from 2017 to 2018 – its best growth in over a decade. Cloud DBMS accounted for 68% of that growth.
Taobao 618 Livestream 618, usually from mid-May to 18 June, is China’s largest mid-year shopping festival. This year’s Tmall 618, there were hundreds of domestic and foreign brands whose sales exceeded last year’s Double 11, with the highest growth rate exceeding 40 times. Taobao/Tmall 618 Performance… Log in or subscribe here to read the full […]
Alibaba Group has entered into a strategic collaboration with the municipal government of Yiwu in Zhejiang Province to launch an eWTP hub in Yiwu to digitize trade infrastructure and empower new trade flows for the city, which is the world’s largest wholesale market.
By 2025, 31% of fast-moving consumer goods on China’s mainland will be sold through online channels, more than double that in 2018, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Online sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) grew by 20.3% globally in 2018 and now represent 5.1% of grocery sales worldwide, according to new Kantar Worldpanel data. Growth was […]
Nine brands entered the BrandZ™ Global Top 100 2019 as newcomers, the greatest number of newcomers since 2015. The make-up of the newcomers also demonstrates some of the drivers of volatility. Six of the nine newcomer brands come from Asia, including four Chinese brands. Six brands are in technology or technology-related categories, and several brands […]
Total advertising revenues of 16 leading internet companies in China surged by 39% to US$57.28 billion in 2018. The BAT together accounted for over 70% of the total. Qutoutiao, ByteDance, Bilibili, and Meituan are among the fastest-growing ones with annual growth exceeding 100%. The leading internet companies still earned a lot from online advertising in […]
Alibaba reported fiscal year revenue growth of 51% as well as robust user growth and engagement. Excluding the effects of consolidating acquired businesses, revenue would have increased by 39% year-over-year, according to Maggie Wu, Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group.
The total spending of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) recorded moderate value growth of 2.4% in the 12 weeks ending March 22, 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, according to Kantar Worldpanel China. Non-food, especially personal care categories, maintained a robust growth while the food and beverage sector showed a weaker performance of […]
Taobao will leverage its live streaming technology to help incubate 1,000 key opinion leaders in China’s countryside in an effort to boost rural development according to Alibaba. By helping farmers go online, Taobao aims to enable farmers to find new markets and customers from their homegrown products.