November 2, 2017
Singles Day was introduced by Alibaba on 11th Nov. 2009, to celebrate singles awareness with promotional activities on Taobao and Tmall. Following this impactful initiative by Alibaba, an increasing number of internet retailers – including but not limited to JD.com, Suning.com, Vip.com as well as some cross-border e-commerce retailers – commercialised this event by providing […]
April 26, 2017
Euromonitor International is pleased to present an interview with Jim Tompkins, CEO, and Michael Zakkour, Vice President – China/APAC Practice, Global e-commerce Strategy Practice, of Tompkins International. The conversation focuses on Amazon, Alibaba and how the companies compare on an international stage.
April 8, 2017
India is an internet retailing hotbed. The past decade may have favoured the China over India economically, but with a booming population and notable income growth, India becomes even more intriguing as China’s development starts to slow down. Growth hungry retailers have eyed India for some time, but its restrictive laws towards foreign investment and infrastructure […]
December 15, 2016
China is the second largest retail market in the world and it will see the largest absolute sales growth for a retail market globally in the next five years. Since 2012, Alibaba Group Holding has been the largest retailer in the Chinese market, thanks to its immensely popular business to consumer platforms. Download this company […]
November 3, 2016
Lazada recently secured Singapore-based online grocer RedMart, strengthening its position in Southeast Asia e-commerce. The buyout comes after Alibaba recently poured in US$1 billion into Lazada. With Amazon set to launch in Singapore come 2017, how will competition pan out? In this podcast, research analyst Yu Xian Lim, discusses more about the deal and what […]
July 4, 2016
In the hypercompetitive ecommerce industry in Asia Pacific, retailers are moving beyond competing on price to competing on logistics, getting packages to more people with greater speed and security. The strategies employed range from expanding traditional in-house logistics capabilities to creative ones such as investing in store-based retailers, using new types of pick up locations […]
March 22, 2016
2015 was a hugely challenging year for the global luxury goods industry, particularly in formerly fast growing emerging markets. Indeed, operating conditions for luxury brands have never been more challenging. On the one side, economic and currency volatility in key markets is hampering demand. On the other, a new generation of wearable electronics and other […]
February 5, 2016
Originating in China, Singles’ Day was observed by the Chinese as a day for single people to celebrate and socialise. E-commerce giant Alibaba capitalised on this trend and transformed it into a consumerist holiday, featuring promotions from its retailers on its B2C platforms, such as Tmall.com and Taobao.com. Alibaba continues to exceed expectations as sales […]

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