Making a mark with e-commerce in the home of Alibaba

It’s no coincidence that cross-border e-commerce specialist and emerging travel retail player GDFS chose Hangzhou as the site to kick-start the next wave of its expansion. On Saturday GDFS opened its first Experience store in this city of nine million people, which is also home to one of the behemoths of the digital retail world, Alibaba.  GDFS,

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Mama please don’t take my Toblerone away

Thank you Mondelēz International for reminding me and Dermot that we’ve traversed a few peaks; roamed a few valleys; heck, fallen into a few troughs; but ultimately savoured some sweet, sweet moments along the way.

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The Moodie Blog: On location in Japan at a time of tumult

I’m in the middle of a whirlwind visit to Japan this week, which given the changing dynamics in the business here, could not be more timely. There are fascinating stories everywhere you look from the likely opening of the country’s first arrivals duty free stores to the early struggles of the fledgling downtown duty free

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