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Alibaba is revamping China’s offline retailing through a bottom-up approach

Alibaba’s expansion to brick-and-mortar stores started two years ago with a series of investments and acquisitions that worth as much as US$8 billion. To strengthen the offline foray, the Chinese e-commerce giant, which earns hefty profit margin because it does not hold inventories, is rewriting its asset-light model by opening Hema Xiansheng brand and Alibaba […]

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Market Snapshot: China’s Highly Consolidated Online Movie Ticketing Market

The Chinese box office has soared in recent years and the growth is projected to continue. The movie ticket sector is a hot target for tech companies who’ve been sniffing around conventional industries for business opportunities. China’s online movie ticket sales as a percentage of total sales reached 75% in July 2015, according to market research firm Eguan and the […]