Following the adoption and popularity of mobile payment, China supermarkets are growingly more intelligent with technologies such as face recognition, IA, AR, O2O, etc. WeChat recently shared a vision of its technology integrations with supermarkets in the future. Face recognition for custom recommendations and promotions (Credit: WeChat Moments) Supermarket customers’ face will become a “Membership Card”. By […]
JD.com (Jingdong) reported annual active customer accounts of 305.3 million in the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 (up 4.7%), from 292.5 million in 2017. JD’s quarterly active customer accounts increased by 22% year-on-year in Q4 2018.
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 […]
Sales of China’s fast-moving consumer goods grew by 6.3% year-on-year in Q3 2018. E-commerce saw sales growing by 43.6% in Q3 2018, accounting for 10.6% of the total FMCG market. Taobao and Tmall together was well ahead of JD and YHD. 19.4% of shoppers purchased FMCG from Alibaba platforms in the past 12 weeks. Sun Art Group […]
Total sales of retail and food & beverage enterprises in China amounted to 1.4 trillion yuan (US$202.16 bn). The average daily sales increased by 9.5% year-on-year during the week-long (October 1-7) National Day holiday in 2018, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Supermarkets start to gain popularity among the young population in China. The future supermarket becomes young people’s third social space. 7FRESH is positioned as Jingdong Group (JD.com)’s online and offline integrated fresh food supermarket, in which the fresh food accounts for more than 70% of the products. Jingdong selects supermarket products based on consumer data. […]
The emerging e-commerce has a great impact on the traditional retail industry, which has slowed down its developing pace and started to arrange offline sales since 2017. Seamless integration of online and offline shopping has become a trend, more and more retailers think consumer experience and efficiency important. However, they need to know more about consumers in […]
Alibaba delivered second quarter with 61% revenue growth, a net increase of 17 million Taobao MAUs to 634 million, and a decrease of 54% in income from operations, according to its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
The growth rate of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in China accelerated during Q2 2018, with annual value growth hitting 4.7%, higher than 2.3% recorded in Q1 and also higher than 4.3% for the whole year of 2017. In the 12 weeks ending June 15, growth for modern trade channels (including hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience […]
How can Alibaba change RT-Mart? Since Alibaba invested 22.4 billion yuan (US$3.43 billion) in the retail chain’s parent company, Sun Art Retail Group, the answer to this question has become much-anticipated. This is the largest attempt to transform a commercial retail enterprise along “new retail” lines in China so far. “I strongly believe that Alibaba’s […]
The upper middle class and the affluent families will account for 55% of personal consumptions in urban areas in China in the next five years, contributing 81% of the consumption growth in China according to CTR. Chinese netizens’ consumption behavior will be more rational, and they will pay more attention to style and dare to […]