Suning is one of the largest Chinese retailers, operating more than 4,400 franchise stores and an ecommerce platform in China, Hong Kong and Japan. Although its website focuses mainly on electronics and domestic appliances, Suning also sells toiletries, clothing and groceries. The retailer also owns a majority stake in Carrefour China and has opened 200 concession stores within the hypermarkets. Suning has no retail operations outside of Asia, but it does operate a tech R&D lab in the US focused on AI for both its ecommerce and smart logistics platforms. This is also used as a base for its import operations as Chinese consumer desire for US brands is not letting up.