New Retail Briefing: JD.com Extends Group Buying to Hong Kong, Ikea Launches App to Integrate AR with Shopping
“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:
- JD.com has launched a group buying service in Hong Kong, ahead of the 6.18 shopping festival.
- Ikea will launch a new app to allow customers to shop remotely.
- L’Oréal is partnering with Alibaba to introduce new AI skin-testing for acne.
- McDonald’s China is linking its loyalty program to the Ele.me app.