Workers sort packages after the Singles’ Day shopping festival at a delivery company in Hengyang, in China’s central Hunan province, on November 12, 2018. Photo: AFP Workers sort packages after the Singles’ Day shopping festival at a delivery company in Hengyang, in China’s central Hunan province, on November 12, 2018. Photo: AFP
Workers sort packages after the Singles’ Day shopping festival at a delivery company in Hengyang, in China’s central Hunan province, on November 12, 2018. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Three lessons from China’s Singles’ Day for a pandemic-hit retail world

  • The e-shopping bonanza will confirm the colossal changes that are roiling the retail sector worldwide, as the Covid-19 pandemic pushes consumers online and creates new and often unexpected surges and drops in demand

Workers sort packages after the Singles’ Day shopping festival at a delivery company in Hengyang, in China’s central Hunan province, on November 12, 2018. Photo: AFP Workers sort packages after the Singles’ Day shopping festival at a delivery company in Hengyang, in China’s central Hunan province, on November 12, 2018. Photo: AFP
Workers sort packages after the Singles’ Day shopping festival at a delivery company in Hengyang, in China’s central Hunan province, on November 12, 2018. Photo: AFP
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