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New Retail in China: Gucci Launches a Flagship Store on Tmall

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In our New Retail in China series (formerly New Retail Briefing), we review the latest trends in New Retail, with a focus on major digital platforms and multichannel retail companies in China. We offer insights into recent news, with a focus on digitalization and strategic collaborations.

This month, highlights include Gucci’s launch of a flagship store on Tmall Luxury Pavilion and China’s growing domestic duty-free market, including the opening of’s first duty-free store, in Hainan province. We also discuss investments in delivery lockers from, Pinduoduo and, given their increase in popularity as last-mile delivery solutions.

The appendix details the last 12 months of New Retail developments in China.

Click here to read the previous report in the New Retail in China series, which discusses Alibaba’s upgrades to the Taobao app content ecosystem and the opening of three Seven Fresh Life stores in Guangzhou in December by

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