Alibaba today announced it will invest approximately USD3.6 billion in respect of Sun Art Retail Group Limited (Sun Art), a leading hypermarket and supermarket operator in China, that will raise its aggregate direct and indirect stake to approximately 72% .
Alibaba is launching Hema x Member on the coming National Day 1 October 2020 in Shanghai, the first domestic funded warehousing membership retail brand in China. The first Hema x Member store will be officially opened on October 1st on the B1 floor of Senlan commercial center in Pudong, Shanghai, covering an area of 18,000 […]
In 2019, the total retail sales of consumer goods in China reached 41,164.9 billion yuan (US$6,010 bn), up by 8.0% year-on-year (nominal growth rate). The real growth rate was 6.0%. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods excluding automobiles reached 37,226.0 billion yuan, with an increase of 9.0%.
Jingdong (JD) annual active customer accounts increased by 18.6% to 362.0 million in 2019 from 305.3 million in 2018. Mobile monthly active users in December 2019 increased by 41% as compared to December 2018.
At the KFC V Mall, an order was placed with excitement. The price was pretty good! It’s 10 yuan lower with a 20 yuan coupon and 999 credit points than Taobao’s Juhuasuan. What’ so special about KFC V Mall? In the KFC V Mall, there are quite a few categories – household and kitchen, fresh […]
On September 3, the 5th day of the opening of the Hema Mini in Shanghai’s Pujiang City Life Plaza, RMB 0.99 for Hangzhou cabbages and abalone for RMB 1.99 attracted the senior residents to rush buying. A shopping guide shouted: “steak is on sale, download Hema App and you are eligible to buy one get […]
For all retailers and manufacturers around the world, the big question is always the same: “how do we grow when, globally, volumes are sluggish?” If we look exclusively at trade aspects, the past years have seen the decline of larger formats, the rise of value-for-money models, the boom of e-commerce, and cannibalization between channels. This […]
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 […]
Last November, Tianhong’s Junshang 3019sp@ce supermarket officially upgraded to a WeChat payment smart retail store. The number of cashiers reduced from 15-20 to only two on that day, most of which were replaced by self-checkout machines.
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 […]
Total retail sales of consumer goods in China increased to US$1,457 billion in Q1 2019 and roughly 85.3% came from urban areas. Online retail sales of goods and services totaled US$333.45bn, representing 22.9% of the total.
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 […]