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SOUTH AFRICA

L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers

L'Oréal and Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch an AI-powered mobile app designed to diagnose acne, to be made available on Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao mobile app next month...

22 May 2019

GLOBAL

The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

GLOBAL

Successful retail chatbot interactions to grow eightfold by 2023

The global number of successful retail chatbot interactions will reach 22 billion by 2023, up from an estimated 2.6 billion in 2019, as AI offers compelling new engagement solutions...

9 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

3 technology titans reshaping retail

To say that Amazon has shaken up US retailing is almost a cliché at this point. Looking globally, we see powerful tremors from seismic shifts in retailing driven by Alibaba in China and MercadoLibre in South America...

By Stephen Dover, Dan Searle, Katherine Owen, Mary Ki 26 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Richemont and Alibaba team up for luxury e-commerce venture

Richemont, owned by SA billionaire Johann Rupert, has announced a global strategic partnership with Alibaba Group which will see the launch of a luxury goods platform for the Chinese market...

29 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

How China is rebooting retail

The story of shops closing and the decline of retail has become a familiar one across the Western world. Giants such as Walmart and Macy's in the US, and Marks and Spencer in the UK have been forced to close stores...

By Michael Wade and Jialu Shan 6 Apr 2018

CHINA

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room...

16 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

Blockchain Food Safety Alliance formed to enhance supply chain transparency

Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have formed a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance...

19 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen...

14 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme...

18 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Retailers need to prioritise mobile, omnichannel strategies for B2B growth

Frost & Sullivan's research finds that prioritising mobile and omnichannel strategies will augment growth opportunities in B2B online retailing...

13 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay

Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday...

21 Feb 2017

CHINA

'Great Cannon' expands China web blocking: researchers

WASHINGTON DC, US: China has expanded its Internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said on Friday...

13 Apr 2015

CHINA

Factory worker turned Apple supplier now China's richest woman

BEIJING, CHINA: A former factory worker who founded a company supplying Apple, Samsung and other technological giants with touchscreen glass is China's richest woman...

2 Apr 2015

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