China's thirst for coffee underlies the rapid rise of Luckin Coffee

 When Starbucks came to China, it promised to open a new store every 15 hours. Luckin Coffee opens a new shop…


How Singles' Day's little brother packs new-retail punch

(Image Credit: Alibaba) Double 12, which is named after the date on which it falls—Dec. 12—is yet another online…


Slow growth aside, Singles' Day displayed its value to China retail

Image credit: Alibaba China’s largest e-commerce platforms have smashed records again in this year’s Singles’ Day.…


New Retail tech is backbone of Singles’ Day for Alibaba

Alibaba unit Cainiao's new smart warehouse is powered by robots and IoT. (Image credit: Alibaba)  Singles’ Day, the…