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New Retail Briefing #6: Alipay Expands to the UK in Partnership with Barclaycard, Watsons Mobile App Features Virtual Makeup Try-On

Executive Summary

“New Retail” is a model for integrating online retail, offline retail and logistics across a single value chain powered by data and technology. In this biweekly series, we cover important developments in New Retail in China and beyond. Here’s what’s happening:

  • Alipay has teamed up with Barclaycard to officially introduce Alipay to the UK.
  • A.S. Watson has launched a new virtual makeup feature on its mobile apps.
  • Alibaba has invested in Chinese courier company STO Express, strengthening its influence in the delivery space.

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