Alibaba Group news

22 March 2017
Alibaba is to build a distribution centre in Malaysia, according to press reports. Supporting strong growth Ecommerce giant, Alibaba is to build a new distribution centre in Malaysia to support its strong growth in Southeast Asia. The facility will be in the KILA Aeropolis development, next to Kuala Lumpur international airport, with room to expand further in the future.   Southeast A...
07 February 2017
Alibaba Group has opened a new office in Melbourne, with a remit to oversee sourcing and operations in both Australia and New Zealand. Improved sourcing, logistics and merchandising of products The new office is Alibaba's first expansion into the region, with personnel positioned to source and promote products, which are becoming increasing popular with consumers in China and South East Asi...
11 January 2017
We highlight the key trends and top innovations we spotted at the world’s leading consumer electronics show, many of which have significant supply chain implications. While a broad range of technologies are covered as part of the event, many of them have direct relevance for the food and grocery industry, and specifically the supply chain, including the connected home, robotics, augmented and v...
21 December 2016
Alibaba-controlled ecommerce site, Lazada, is rolling out a series of initiatives to expand its capacity in the region, with help from online grocer RedMart that it recently acquired. Regional and logistics network expansion Lazada, which is Southeast Asia's largest ecommerce site, covers six countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It also runs 12 wa...
07 December 2016
Alibaba Group-affiliated logistics service, Cainiao, is to expand into Russia, according to Russian newspaper, Kommersant. Russia: 22m monthly users Russian business daily, Kommersant, has reported that China’s ecommerce giant, Alibaba Group , is to launch its services in Russia. Aliexpress, Alibaba’s B2C marketplace already has 22m monthly users in Russia, so officially expanding into the ...
29 November 2016
Alibaba is going to invest US$290 million to purchase almost a third of Sanjiang Shopping Club, a regional discount supermarket chain with more than a million members in China. Online to offline Alibaba , China’s largest ecommerce company has been investing in physical retail, including in Suning Commerce Group and Intime Retail Group, opening up new sales channels for these retailers and en...
02 August 2016
Sainsbury's is planning to double the number of products available on Alibaba's Tmall marketplace platform. The intention is to sell 100 Sainsbury's branded products across four categories – British Breakfast, Drinks, Organic and Baby. There are also plans for more ranges to be added in the autumn. A successful trial Sainsbury's relationship with Tmall started in September last year, j...
20 April 2016
Waitrose has begun exporting its products to China through Royal Mail’s online store on Tmall, China’s largest e-commerce marketplace, which is run by Alibaba. A measured pace to expand in a new market Waitrose China will initially offer 30 products to Chinese online shoppers, exclusively through  Royal Mail’s online store on Tmall , a B2B marketplace run by Chinese e-commerce gia...
20 January 2016
Nestlé has announced a new deal in China with Alibaba Group to increase ecommerce capabilities. Expanding product offering Nestlé has revealed a partnership with Alibaba in China to strengthen its ecommerce capabilities globally. The partnership will help the manufacturer grow online sales, build key brands and offer new products to millions of customers.  Nestlé will use Taobao.com – the ...
11 January 2016
Online retail giant Alibaba is to automate one of its distribution centres which handles operations for Tmall.com – Alibaba’s online food retail shop. Optimising DC operations ALOG, the logistics subsidiary of the Alibaba group in China, has awarded KNAPP – a logistics solutions specialist - with a contract to optimise operations at one of its distribution centres. The DC will use KNAPP’s ‘...