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Alibaba Overtakes Walmart & Becomes World's Largest Retailer

Chinese e-commerce Alibaba overtook America's Walmart to become world's largest retailer, according to Stationery News.

According to the report, Alibaba's executive vice chairman Joe Tsai said that with 10 days remaining to its year to march, Alibaba's China retail marketplace platforms had surpassed RMB3 trillion in GMV.


Alibaba Group Holdings said that as of 31 March it has “become the largest retail economy in the world as measured by annual gross merchandise volume (GMV) on its China retail marketplaces.”

The company has not yet released its trading figures for the year 2016.

According to recent ranking by Investopedia, WalMart, generated an annual worldwide revenue of $485.7 billion in 2015, making it last year's biggest retailer.
In a China Daily report, the Alibaba group said that it "used 13 years to demonstrate the power of a different business model compared with brick-and-mortar retailers."

Alibaba CEO Jonathan Lu said that "the company expects to triple the volume of transactions on its marketplaces to about 3 trillion yuan or $490 billion by 2016, overtaking Wal-Mart as the world's biggest retail network."

Looks like Alibaba's wish has fulfilled as in a 2014 Forbes report, founder Jack Ma had shared that his group "wants to be bigger than Walmart"

Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast and Founder of Techphlie.com, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website.Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference .Shrey is a social media analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers.

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