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Alibaba, JD.com among world’s top 25 most valuable retail brand

Alibaba (No.2) and JD.com (No.11) have made it into the 2016/2017 BrandZ Top 25 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands.

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FMCG to support China's future growth of e-commerce

2016 Digital Power Study offers latest snapshot of China’s e-commerce landscape in the FMCG market and ranking of best e-commerce retailers.

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FMCG online B2B market size to grow 8 times by 2018

Kantar Retail estimates that the FMCG online B2B market will grow to 330 billion yuan in 2018 from nearly 40 billion yuan in 2016.

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E-commerce increasingly eats into offline FMCG sales

China Shopper Report 2016 Vol 2 has found that e-commerce’s FMCG sales growth increasingly comes from eating into offline retailer’s share. Convenience store is the only healthily growing offline retail format.

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FMCG sales grow slower in Q3

However, the year-on-year growth rate of 3.6% is still a relatively high increase in recent quarters.

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Where next? China’s emerging e-commerce trends

With the emerging of two important new channels – social and video - the linking of brand experiences with immediate opportunities to buy will continue to define, and redefine, e-commerce in China.

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Bernhard Wessels is the Managing Director, North Asia, Kantar Retail.

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Han Yang is Assistant Consultant of Kantar Retail Market Insights China Team.

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Yvonne Xu is an analyst on the Kantar Retail Market Insights team based in Shanghai.

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