Macy's to add e-commerce in China

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Macy's is closing stores and expanding e-commerce in the United States, and now the company plans to launch a website in China. 

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The retailer already has a digital presence with a storefront on Alibaba's Tmail Global site but is exploring ways to grow its business in China without opening physical stores, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.

Macy's has been opening specialty shops, including a planned partnership with Apple this fall, but the focus on digital properties is one that is shared by other retailers including Walmart as companies adjust their store base to changing shopper habits.

Walmart last week said it was dialing back store openings to focus on digital growth.