The total brand value grows a record 30% to US$889.7 billion. Alibaba has been crowned the most valuable brand in China for the first time in the annual BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking, published by WPP and Kantar in Beijing, having grown its brand value by 59% year-on-year to US$141 billion.
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.
Summary of Alibaba Group Key Businesses
China’s leading internet companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, a.k.a. BAT, also compete in the investment. In 2018, companies received around 2.6 billion yuan investment from Baidu, over 12.7 billion yuan from Tencent, and near 40 billion yuan from Alibaba. The 2.1 billion yuan ($302 million) strategic round in Xinchao Media, an elevator advertising […]
Awareness of Chinese brands in international markets has declined over the past three years. The “Brand Power” of leading Chinese brands is up 15% year-on-year, compared with 5% growth last year. “Brand Power” is rising fastest in Japan, France, and Spain, representing emerging hubs of growth, according to the BrandZ™ Top 50 Chinese Brand Builders […]
Alibaba expects international and domestic cosmetics brands to open 1,000 stores this year on its Tmall platform to meet demand from Chinese consumers. Seven international cosmetics companies, Tom Ford, Glamglow, P&G’s new beauty line Oriental Therapy, Cosme and d-program from Japan, Primera from Korea and Barnängen from Sweden, have signed agreements to launch flagship stores […]
The cloud computing for video market in China reached US$46.5 million in 2018, with Alibaba Cloud being the biggest vendor (42.5%). 80% of China’s leading live streaming sites or apps are using Alibaba Cloud to power their operations. The cloud computing for video market totaled 3.12 billion yuan (US$466.13 million) market in 2018, an increase […]
The annual growth rate of FMCG is the same as in 2017. Q4 performance is weaker than the previous quarter. The top players in the modern trade sector combined accounted for 37% of sales in 2018. Sun Art group maintained its leading position with 8.4% of share. Yonghui remained the fastest growing top players in 2018. 65% of China urban families […]
The top 5 public cloud services providers in China are all local companies, with Alibaba taking a disproportionally large share of 43%. Roughly 40% of the top 500 enterprises and 50% of listed companies in China are using Alibaba Cloud.
186 companies joined China’s US$1 billion unicorn club in 2018, with a combined valuation exceeding 5 trillion yuan (US$741.97 billion). Sequoia Capital owns stakes in 49 unicorns of the 186 unicorns. 30 unicorns are affiliated with Tencent, 21 with IDG, and 17 with Alibaba. Hangzhou is home to 18 unicorns and surpasses Shanghai (42 unicorns valued at […]
Alibaba generated 117,278 million yuan (US$17,057 million) in revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, an increase of 41% year-over-year. Mobile Taobao’s MAUs increased by 33 million to 699 million. Tmall physical goods GMV grew 29% year-over-year.
The top 20 companies accounted for 23.6% of total full media ad spending during the Q1-Q3 period. Internet companies debuted in the top 20 ranking of full media in H1 2018. Tmall, JD Mall, Coco-Cola, Suning, Xiaomi, Apple, Huawei, and Tencent were among the list of top buyers. By comparison, some emerging internet retailers paid attention […]
71 brands exceeded 100 million yuan (US$14.37 million) in GMV in the pre-sale period of Double 11. Among that, 15 brands came from Tmall apparel, i.e. Nike, Adidas, Puma, Lining, Converse, Anta, Fila, Skechers, New Balance, Underarmour, Uniqlo, Eifini, Only, Vero Moda, and Bosideng. The same figure was only 40 in last year’s Double 11. 14 brands […]
Alibaba Group’s Double 11 Global Shopping Festival is the biggest shopping event. This year, the one-day event brought in over $30 billion in gross merchandise volume. Delivering these $30 billion goods to consumers replies a lot on Alibaba affiliated logistics company Cainiao (majority owned by Alibaba). In 2017, Cainiao delivered 812 million orders. But how?
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Double 11 online shopping festival. The first Double 11 in 2009 brought in US$7.8 million in gross merchandise value (GMV). Total GMV generated in 2017 was US$25.3 billion, which was more than twice the size of Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
Alibaba’s annual active consumers increased by 25 million and reached 601 million in the 12 months ended September 30, 2018. Alibaba delivered robust revenue growth of 54% for quarter Q3 2018. Taobao mobile app saw a total of 666 million MAUs.
Tmall Double 11 global shopping festival 2018 is expected to double its sales value in the UK, according to the e-commerce delivery firm ParcelHero.