May 14, 2014

A Visit With Alibaba In China

As reported on this blog, I traveled to China last month on business, as part of the exploration and the laying of groundwork for taking our brand to emerging markets.  While there, I had the great privilege of meeting the Alibaba Group management team in Hangzhou.  We had a chance to discuss the rapidly developing market for online and off line (brick and mortar) commerce.  There is a rapidly developing middle-class in China and elsewhere in South East Asia, clamoring for inspiration and know-how around life-style.  I found it interesting that what is happening in that part of the world is similar to where MSLO started out 25 years ago, albeit at a much faster pace.  We are very excited about our prospects!