Just two months after its record initial public offering, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is facing its “most dangerous moment,” according to founder Jack Ma.
BoF sits down with MCM’s Sung-Joo Kim to talk about wooing the Chinese customer, building the brand beyond its logo and going West.
Why so much interest in a holiday that doesn’t celebrate much except unabashed consumerism? The holiday taps into deep changes in Chinese family structures and attitudes toward the unmarried.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. turned an obscure Chinese holiday into the country’s biggest shopping event. Now it’s aiming to take the success of Singles’ Day global by tapping foreign brands, including Calvin Klein and Blue Nile Inc.
Today, British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood opens its first own-brand presence in China, in partnership with Beijing department store Shin Kong Place. BoF sat down with the designer and CEO Christopher Suarez to find out how this new ‘jewel in the crown’ fits into a global retail strategy propelled by investment from LVMH.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s first full quarterly report card to Wall Street investors on Tuesday will be scrutinized by the hopeful seeking validation for lofty stock price targets and studied by the few skeptics searching for inauspicious signs.