• For the love of goods, an ambitious Alibaba plans to double down on Singles' Day this year

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

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    Singles' Day, China's once-timid Valentine's Day repackaged as a 24-hour online retail blitz, is about get bigger for Alibaba.
    In just a few days' time, the world will meet the 10th edition of Alibaba's "Singles' Day" shopping extravaganza and the company says it expects to receive more than one billion orders.
    It's capitalism's shiny new slim-lined version of Christmas, but with none of the gods and more of the goods. The event turns 10 years old in a matter of days.
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