Alibaba Makes Another Big Push Into Brick-and-Mortar Retail

China’s Alibaba Group Holding baba said it formed a strategic partnership with Bailian Group, the largest retailer by store numbers to join the e-commerce giant’s drive to use big data to improve and profit from brick-and-mortar sales. The deal, which does not include any financial investment in Bailian, is the latest in Alibaba’s still nascent…

http://fortune.com/2017/02/20/alibaba-bailian-group-deal/

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