Deals | Luckin Coffee raises $200 million to battle Starbucks in China

Taobao Xinxuan: Alibaba’s entry into private label goods?

Appearance wise, the Taobao Xinxuan concept will remind many of Japanese retailer Muji. From a business model perspective, Taobao Xinxuan is actually more like Xiaomi.

Deals | Sequoia Capital China leads $10m round in unmanned vending machine startup Bianli24

Deals | Ant Financial bets on China’s staffless snack bars; strategically invests in Xingbianli

Deals | Post bike-sharing frenzy, this startup raises $10M from IDG to test fridge-sharing in China

Alibaba found its new retail experimental ground in Beijing

Chinese coffee chain Luckin sues Starbucks over market monopoly

Alibaba’s quarterly revenue grew by 61%; New retail and international expansions to drive bold forecast for 2019

Alibaba powers on via new retail and international expansions.

Staffless convenient store is a dead end, claims head of Chinese retailer Better Life

Pony MA: Why Tencent Is Spending so Much Money Purchasing Shares of Offline Retail Enterprises?

Tencent works on new retail mainly to promote the expansion of three businesses: financial payment, cloud computing, and advertising.