Ecommerce

Amazon Echo

FMCG brands need to rethink the fundamentals of marketing to survive in a world of voice-based shopping. That’s the view of  Vanessa Matthijssen, Deloitte Australia’s National Consumer Products Sector Lead and author of a new paper  ‘Meaningful brands – connecting with the consumer in the new world’. “Brands must shift

Adobe Magento

We’re living in an experience economy. But it’s important to make sure those experiences are shoppable. Adobe has agreed to buy Magento Commerce for US$1.68 billion. The deal plugs a glaring hole in Adobe’s strategy by adding an ecommerce platform to Adobe’s Experience Cloud. It is not the first foray by Adobe

Metcash Grocery

Australian grocery wholesaler Metcash has expanded its online presence in China, opening an online store for its convenience brand, Fresh Pantry. The new store on JD Worldwide marks Fresh Pantry’s first entry into China. The brand currently has two physical Fresh Pantry stores in Australia with 10 scheduled to open later

Esports is aggregating an almost inconceivably large global audience of cashed up and highly engaged digital natives and millennials, yet it remains a mystery to most business leaders.  But given the huge potential, it is little wonder that established sporting codes see a lucrative greenfield opportunity and are opening their

China

Australian retailers see the Chinese market as a huge opportunity but aren’t satisfied with the strategies they have in place to reach Chinese consumers, according to new research. 87 per cent of Australian respondents see China as a lucrative market, but 56 per cent are not satisfied with their current

Seed and Sprout

A ready-made audience and global logistics infrastructure present a huge opportunity for small businesses that sell their products on Amazon. That’s the view of Sophie Kovic, founder of online retailer Seed & Sprout, who is confident Amazon’s marketplace in Australia will deliver significant sales volume. Based in Byron Bay, Kovic

Amazon delivery

Amazon has announced a new fulfilment centre in Moorebank, South West Sydney, in order to meet growing customer demand in Australia. The ecommerce giant will begin recruiting immediately for a range of roles including operations, support and technical specialists. The fulfilment centre is planned to open in the second half of 2018,

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has embarked on a new phase of its Australian expansion, selling technology solutions to Australian retailers. Alibaba’s strategy in Australia is a B2B one which has largely been focused on getting Australian brands to sell into China using its ecommerce marketplace and signing up 8,000 Australian

The first pilot orders of Alibaba’s blockchain-based food tracking service have launched from New Zealand. The orders are on their way to China to demonstrate the potential of blockchain technology to track the supply chain process of food products and ensure food authenticity. Alibaba Group, PwC, Blackmores and Australia Post

Aēsop Singapore

Melbourne-based retailer Aēsop has embarked on a rapid global expansion plan, adding four new markets and 50 new stores a year. “The number of countries we operate in is disproportionate to the size of the company that we are,” says Troy Smith, global head of information technology at Aēsop. Sign