Business Wire

Alibaba Launches A100 Strategic Partnership Program

Del

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) today announced the launch of “A100,” a strategic partnership program that offers companies a holistic one-stop solution to accelerate their digital transformation. Members of A100 will develop a deep and longstanding working relationship with Alibaba businesses across multiple functions and platforms to co-create the best values that are efficient, effective and sustainable in the digital era.

The A100 initiative was announced at the inaugural “Alibaba ONE Business Conference” in Hangzhou. The name, “A100,” symbolizes Alibaba’s goal of providing digitized solutions to a large number of companies.

The A100 program is built on the “Alibaba Operating System,” which was showcased at the conference. The creation of the Alibaba Operating System is indeed a part of company’s natural progression from an e-commerce provider to an integrated global technology company. As Alibaba has expanded its business from pure e-commerce into digital entertainment and local services, the power of its infrastructure has grown to cover sales, logistics, supply chain optimization, payments, marketing and a wide range of supporting services all powered by cloud-based technologies. With those strong cloud-computing capabilities, the infrastructure is able to process a massive flow of data, offering insights and analytics instrumental to better meeting customer needs and growing their business. New Retail is a key interface through which businesses can tap into the Alibaba Operating System.

The Alibaba ONE Business Conference also highlighted the success of New Retail – a model pioneered by Alibaba to integrate online and offline retail through digitizing store-based operations. New Retail has gained strong ground in the past two years, with over 1,200 brands having digitized and upgraded more than 200,000 offline stores into “smart stores.”

Alibaba is now offering the Alibaba Operating System to companies of all sizes through the A100 program, which lets them choose from an exhaustive menu of services to enhance their business operations. Alibaba will establish a cross-platform integrated account-serving team to supervise the implementation of A100 and will start with partners already in the company’s ecosystem. The program will gradually expand to other brands looking to optimize their digital operations.

“With over 600 million monthly active users and nearly 30 business units specializing in enterprise services including tech-driven retail, mobile payment, digital marketing, media entertainment, IT infrastructure and more, Alibaba is the leading partner for businesses within China and around the world to capitalize on the growing consumption by China’s middle class. The A100 initiative, powered by the Alibaba Operating System, will be a one-stop shop for businesses to access a comprehensive range of enterprise services in the digital era,” said Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group.

“Many partners have gained enhanced operational efficiency and business growth through a deep partnership with Alibaba. Synergies generated by our ecosystem are creating new avenues for sales and distribution, and catalysing product innovation to capture opportunities in lifestyle upgrades across China. We look forward to adding many more global and Chinese domestic companies to the A100 strategic partnership program in the near future,” added Zhang.

One of the early successes of the Alibaba cross-platform partnership is Nestlé. While strengthening its core B2C business through its Tmall flagship store, Tmall Supermarket and Rural Taobao, Nestlé has recently expanded into new Alibaba channels, such as Lingshoutong, FRESHIPPO (previously known as Hema) supermarket and RT-Mart. In addition, Nestlé has established a strong digitization-focused collaboration with Alibaba on a number of projects based on market and category insight and consumer understanding generated from various platforms available in the ecosystem. In 2018, Nestlé signed a strategic partnership with Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, which enabled Nestlé to consolidate four distributors serving the Alibaba-related business into one and introducing the “One Set” inventory system to fulfill online orders. As a result, Nestlé can fully leverage Cainiao’s intelligence to sort products and manage inventories according to consumers’ preferences in different regions, reducing the proportion of cross-region parcels and speeding up deliveries.

In August 2018, Alibaba and Starbucks formed a deep, strategic New Retail partnership that enabled a seamless Starbucks experience and transformed the coffee industry in China. Starbucks collaborates across key businesses within the Alibaba ecosystem, including China’s leading on-demand food delivery platform Ele.me, FRESHIPPO supermarket, Tmall, Taobao and Alipay. Starbucks delivery program is today available across 2,000 stores in 30 cities in China in partnership with Ele.me. Starbucks also partners with FRESHIPPO supermarket to create “Star Kitchens” specifically designed for Starbucks delivery order fulfillment, further expanding delivery capabilities. In December 2018, Starbucks launched its first virtual store in China powered by technology from Alibaba Group, providing a unified, one-stop digital experience across the Starbucks app and mobile apps within the Alibaba ecosystem.

About Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere and the company aims to achieve sustainable growth for 102 years. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, the company reported revenues of US$39.9 billion.

Contact information

Media Contacts
Katie Lee
Alibaba Group
+852 9728 0979
k.lee@alibaba-inc.com

Shao Xiaoyi
Alibaba Group
+86 186 5817 0996
shaoxiaoyi.sxy@alibaba-inc.com

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

Algorand Foundation Marks New Chapter in Global Economics with Inaugural Auction19.6.2019 20:56:00 CESTPressemelding

The Algorand Foundation announced today the successful completion of its inaugural Algo auction, marking the launch of the Algorand platform and its original economic model that uses a unique combination of consensus-driven blockchain technology and economic incentives to ensure absolute fairness and broad participation in a new Borderless Economy. The auction brings Algos, the native token of the Algorand blockchain platform, into market circulation for the first time. Originally scheduled to last for more than five hours, the auction sold out in under four hours, due to oversubscribed demand from a large group of global participants. The Dutch Auction mechanism ensured the market, not the seller, set the price of the offering and that each participant paid the same price per Algo. The Algorand platform is the first public, permissionless pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol that solves the “blockchain trilemma” of achieving scalability, security and true decentralization all at on

Cooper & Turner Announces Potential Combination with Beck Industries19.6.2019 19:32:00 CESTPressemelding

Andaray (Holdings) Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (“Cooper & Turner”) have entered into an agreement with Beck Industries (“Beck”) for potential combination of the two groups. The contemplated combined entity aims to be the first truly global manufacturer of safety critical fasteners, together supporting a broader range of industries – including renewable energy, tunneling, construction, rail, heavy equipment, downstream oil & gas, power generation and nuclear, among others. Headquartered in Sheffield, England, Cooper & Turner serves a global customer base with manufacturing and distribution operations across the European Union, China and North America. This worldwide network enables Cooper & Turner to offer a seamless, one-stop shop solution for industrial fasteners that meet the highest levels of quality. Beck, a France-based manufacturer and distributor of fully certified, high-security bolting components, has built a global operation that complements and expands t

Tinubu Square Appoints Sophie Riottot as Group Sales Director19.6.2019 17:02:00 CESTPressemelding

Tinubu Square, a leading provider of credit insurance, surety and trade finance solutions, has announced the appointment of Sophie Riottot as Group Sales Director. This is a strategic engagement for the company, which is restructuring its sales approach to reinforce its rapid global growth. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190619005634/en/ Sophie Riottot, new Group Sales Director at Tinubu Square (Photo: Business Wire) Sophie Riottot brings a wealth of experience to Tinubu Square. She joins the company from Dhatim, a French start-up specializing in AI-powered invoice services, where she was responsible for sales strategy and partnership development. Prior to this, she was with Microsoft for over 17 years, in a variety of prominent sales and management positions, including Head of Finance in the Services Division. As a member of the executive committee at Tinubu Square, Sophie will be responsible for spearheadin

ExaGrid Voted “Enterprise Backup Hardware Product of the Year”19.6.2019 17:00:00 CESTPressemelding

ExaGrid®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup, today announced that it has been voted Storage Magazine’s “Enterprise Backup Hardware Product of the Year” at its annual awards ceremony Storries XVI. Winners are determined by public vote, so receipt of this award is especially important; it heralds the collective voices of ExaGrid’s customers and partners, and further validates the excellence of ExaGrid’s differentiated product architecture and superior customer support model. “We’re honored to accept this award from Storage Magazine,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid’s deduplication and its scale-out architecture provides customers with a consistent backup window regardless of data growth, which is especially important in today’s ever-changing enterprise environments. The scale-out approach also eliminates forklift upgrades and forced product obsolescence. Our unique Landing Zone retains the most recent backup in its full undedupl

Luxury Pre-War Elevator Building in Prestigious Brooklyn Heights Offered for Sale19.6.2019 16:12:00 CESTPressemelding

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces it has been selected to exclusively market the sale of 25 Monroe Place, a 12-story, 67-unit, luxury apartment building located in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. This offering provides a rare opportunity to acquire a trophy asset in the most sought-after neighborhood in Brooklyn. The vast majority of the property is comprised of fair-market units not subject to rent stabilization. 25 Monroe Place is situated in the Brooklyn Heights historic district, which provides immediate access to Manhattan, the Brooklyn Waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO. Brooklyn Heights is characterized by charming brownstones and plush tree-lined streets, and the property is surrounded by medium- and low-density buildings that provide water and Manhattan skyline views. Built in 1938, 25 Monroe Place combines pre-war architectural elements and spacious apartment layouts with newly upgraded condo-quality finishes, i

Shopify Unveils New Innovations to Transform Commerce for Merchants and Consumers Globally19.6.2019 15:30:00 CESTPressemelding

Today, Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) (TSX:SHOP), the leading multi-channel commerce platform, unveiled the latest in commerce technology at Shopify Unite, the annual conference that brings together the company’s global partner and developer community. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190619005550/en/ Shopify Fulfillment Network (Graphic: Business Wire) “Shopify’s real power comes from the variety and strength of our ecosystem,” said Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke. "Unite gives our developer and partner community access to our product roadmap. Together, and only together, we can shape the future of commerce and empower entrepreneurs around the world.” This year, Shopify is transforming commerce by announcing platform enhancements and updates focused on giving direct-to-consumer brands everything they need to build and manage a business. Shopify’s innovations include a newly updated Shopify Plus platform for enterprise brands