JD.com’s 7Fresh Supermarket to Expand Outside Beijing

Consumers in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu will soon be greeted with a new fresh food shopping experience as JD plans to open 16 new locations for its premium 7Fresh stores…Full Article: Fruitnet Sept 2018 Key Point Fresh produce reportedly comprises 70% of 7Fresh’s store products, with 20% originating from international suppliers. ChinaAg Comments In

Tencent Holdings to Purchase a 5% Stake in Yonghui Superstores

Tencent Holdings has agreed to purchase a stake in one of China’s largest supermarket chains, Yonghui Superstores, in the latest move to step up the war with Alibaba Group Holding in the “new retail” battleground of online-offline shopping…Full Article: South China Morning Post Dec 2017 Key Points As of December 2017, YH Super Species (est.

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

Alibaba’s Hema Fresh Stores Expand into Beijing

The concept of “New Retail,” which was created by Jack Ma Yun, Alibaba Group Holding’s founder and chairman, in late October, is gaining momentum in the domestic markets. Hema Xiansheng, Alibaba’s newly founded online-to-offline platform, is putting the novel retail business model into practice, an effort experts say is changing China’s traditional retail sector. Despite

Beijing Investment Firm Bids on Italian Supermarket Chain

Chinese Group Yida International Investment has formally expressed interest in Esselunga, Italy’s fourth-largest supermarket chain, Italian daily la Repubblica reported on Thursday [15 June 2017]…Full Article: The Global Times June 2017 Key Points Yida International offered EUR 7.5 billion euros (USD 8.38 billion) for Italy’s Esselunga supermarket chain. In September 2016, the private equity funds

Germany’s Aldi Teams Up with Alibaba’s Tmall

German supermarket franchise Aldi has been taking ground from Australia’s dueling retail giants, Woolworths and Coles since 2001. It now hold around 15 percent of the supermarket space with 350 stores across the country and A$4 billion ($3 billion) in annual sales. With the help of Tmall Global, operated by Alibaba, Aldi is now expanding

Australian Grocery Chain Woolworths to Accept China UnionPay Cards at its Supermarkets

The Australian grocery giant Woolworths said on Tuesday [7 February 2017] that it will now accept UnionPay cards at its stores; China’s leading debit and credit cards. Woolworths will offer all forms of UnionPay payment, including the contactless mobile based transactions at its terminals…Full Article: China Daily Feb 2017 Key Points According to China UnionPay