Shop, dine & order groceries – Alibaba’s new retail strategy

Shop, dine & order groceries – Alibaba’s new retail strategy

Alibaba Group unveiled 3 new Hema Supermarkets in Beijing and Shanghai as part of its “new retail” strategy. These Outlets are part of Alibaba’s new retail plan, which uses technology and data to merge online and offline shopping, offering consumers ‘a more efficient and more flexible shopping experience’. In Hema Stores-customers can shop, dine and […]

Spar further expanding in Thailand

Spar further expanding in Thailand

The World’s largest food retail voluntary chain, SPAR International announced a new partnership agreement with DHL Supply chain and Bangchak Retail Company (BCR) of which will see about 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by end 2020 creating 2,500 new jobs and an estimated retail turnover of about Euros 245 Million. SPAR International has 12,545 […]

“It’s a pleasure to be at your assistance”

“It’s a pleasure to be at your assistance”

Singapore consumer electronics retailer, Newstead Technologies has launched a Robot designed as a Sales Assistant for the PC Show 2017. The robot was manufactured by Taiwanese tech firm New Kinpo Group. This robot can talk, guide shoppers and even receive credit card payments. A demonstration yesterday at Marina Mandarin Hotel saw the robot greeted a prospective […]

Robots Outgrowing Roles in China

Robots Outgrowing Roles in China

In China, Robots have already begun helping raise children at daycare centres and providing the elderly with care although they are common in factory assembly lines. At one of China’s largest daycare centres, in Sanhe, Hubei province, three white and round-bodied robots help give classes. The children, aged around four or five, each approach Keeko […]

Eat it all!

Eat it all!

Plastic waste have resulted in pollution and it covers our ocean and landfill for the past 70 years. Plastic cutlery contribute to this enormous problem. Bakeys, founder of Indian cutlery company from India thinks he might have a solution. Cutlery which you can eat. Bakeys has been making spoons at its factory in Hyderabad since […]

Malaysian convenience store with “Gourmet” food offer

Malaysian convenience store with “Gourmet” food offer

Malaysians can enjoy convenience and good food on-the-go at the new myNEWS.com flagship store in Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. The store is called myNEWS Gourmet to Go. The new store offers a “Grab and Go” section, featuring fresh food at affordable prices which includes made-to-order sandwiches and salads, Asian dishes, burgers, pastas, desserts and fresh juices. The […]

“You are a handsome man” says Chinese Humanoid Robot

“You are a handsome man” says Chinese Humanoid Robot

In Shanghai, a humanoid Robot name “Jia Jia” can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labour in China. Billed as China’s first human-like robot, Jia Jia was first trotted out last year by a team of engineers […]

Tasmanian Devil Milk Fights Superbugs

Tasmanian Devil Milk Fights Superbugs

Australian Researchers discovered that Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The marsupial’s milk contains important peptides that appear to be able to kill hard-to-treat infections, including MRSA, say the Sydney University team. Experts believe devils evolved this cocktail to help their young grow stronger. The scientists are looking […]