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Alibaba unveils US$15B plan for global R&D programme

Chinese e-commerce giant will invest more than US$15 billion over the next three years into a global research and development programme, which includes seven research labs in five countries.

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FMCG market enjoys stronger growth in Q3

Chinese urban consumers’ spending in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in the third quarter of 2017 grew by 3.6% from a year ago, indicating a clear recovery.

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Alibaba reports strong earnings with new income sources emerging

Alibaba reports Q1 revenue grows 56% from a year ago, while net income nearly doubles. Kantar Retail analyses the emerging direction of Alibaba’s structural change for future.

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FMCG posts strong growth in Q2

Spending in FMCG in Q2 grow by 3.2% on yearly basis, noticeably stronger than previous quarters. Key cities and provincial capitals grow slightly faster, up 3.4%, with e-commerce remaining a key engine.

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Alibaba unveils staff-less Tao Cafe

The cashier-free Tao Cafe is opened for a trial on July 8.

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Consumer spending on FMCG in China grew by 5.5% for 12 weeks ending November 3, 2017 compared to the same period last year.
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Since November, 2017, Chinese visitors have had the option to purchase goods with the mobile payment platform WeChat Pay at Camden Market in London.
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Ant Financial announces that it will to launch Alipay in South Africa.
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Here's what Amazon and Whole Foods gain by joining forces.
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Bernhard Wessels is the Managing Director, North Asia, Kantar Retail.

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Han Yang is Consultant, Market Insights China Lead, Kantar Retail.

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Yvonne Xu is an analyst on the Kantar Retail Market Insights team based in Shanghai.

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