Liverpool FC have announce a new official retail partnership with All Star Partners (ASP) in China.
All Star Partners is a leading sports and e-commerce retail company in China, focusing on sports licensing, merchandising and retail for top global sports clubs and organisations. Its mission is to help and support brands to get involved in the Chinese market.
Working together, this new partnership will bring Chinese fans closer to the Reds with easier access to official retail merchandise via digital e-commerce marketplaces on the Tmall, Douyin and JD platforms.
This partnership will support LFC’s ambitions for growth in China and the wider Asia-Pacific region. The club will collaborate with ASP on product development, market expansion, e-commerce development and growing the LFC fan base in the market.
LFC already has a wide fan base in China after decades of expanding support, and the new e-commerce shop-in-shop will combine LFC’s glory and history.
Mike Cox, senior vice-president of merchandising at Liverpool FC, said: “This is a huge moment for LFC to have a new official retail partner in China, and to do this working alongside ASP. Together, we can be closer to our Chinese supporters, who now have easier access to official club merchandise.
“This partnership is helping to further grow our digital global retail business. We’re looking forward to seeing what we can bring to the Chinese supporters and make them feel a part of the LFC family.”
Luo Bin, CEO of ASP, said: “For us, it’s a great honour to be an official retail partner of Liverpool FC in China. The Liverpool spirit of unity inspired generations of Chinese fans, many of them can even sing the song You’ll Never Walk Alone. So, we believe they deserve the best.
“We will bring them more and more great LFC official products, and make sure they will have shopping experiences better than ever. We are very confident that the Reds lifestyle and spirit will keep inspiring more fans in China.”
A collection of LFC label products will be available at launch, with LFC x Nike products to follow later in the month.