Beijing’s Chaoshifa Supermarket Chain Signs Cooperation Agreement with Japan’s Lawson

Retail veteran Chaoshifa Market has been given a new lease of life. The Beijing-based supermarket chain caters for middle-aged and senior citizen customers, and has been operating in local communities since 1997. But this month the group opened three, small outlets in Beijing with the Japanese convenience store franchise, Lawson China Holdings Inc, in a

China’s Convenience Stores Number Close to 100,000

The number of convenience stores in China is approaching 100,000, generating more than 130 billion yuan ($18.8 billion) in sales in 2016. To survive the fierce competition, operators of convenience stores should pay more attention to improving their product experience, increase self-owned brands, expand business scope, digitalize their service and optimize the supply chain, said

Alibaba Looks to Leverage “Double 12” Shopping Promotion to Grow its Koubei E-Commerce Platform

Koubei, the online-to-offline or O2O e-commerce platform backed by internet giant Alibaba Group Holding, expects to give overseas offline stores a sales boost and provide internet-based finance for more merchants during the “Double 12” (Dec 12) shopping festival on Monday [12 December 2016]. The company said from Dec 10 to 12, more than 1 million

France’s Carrefour to Pivot Towards Smaller Convenience Store Format in China

French retailer Carrefour SA continues to shift its focus from its traditional hypermarket business to smaller convenience store format-planning to open 40 to 50 in Shanghai this year. The company said it has seen encouraging sales trends in China thanks to fresh products. The transformation of its business models in the country “has continued and

Amazon.cn Launches Pick-Up Service in 24/7 Convenience Outlets in Shanghai

Amazon.cn announced that it has cooperated with FamilyMart retail convenience stores in the launch of a pick-up service in Shanghai. Nearly 100 pick-up sites will be launched in the first wave, covering most areas in the city…Full-text article: ChinaTechNews Apr 2013 Key point FamilyMart, a Japanese-owned convenience store chain, entered the Chinese market in 2004