Ele.me Archives - Inside Retail Asia
An extended May Day holiday has proved a boon for Chinese e-commerce, especially among millennial consumers and high-end brands.
Local services – the use of online platforms to link consumers with offline lifestyle services and on-demand delivery – are booming in China.
Happy Lemon has teamed up with Koubei, Alibaba Group’s local-services app, to upgrade its in-store technology, including a new drink-making robot.
Luckin vs Starbucks: baristas and technology are engaged in a gigantic battle for the loyalty of Chinese coffee drinkers.
Alibaba technology is powering the first Starbucks virtual store under a New Retail initiative.
China’s slowing economy was the primary reason for the slowing growth of sales on Alibaba’s Singles Day on Sunday.
Corporate restaurateur Tao Heung is reporting improved sales in both its core Hong Kong market and on the mainland.
The Mao Shan Cafe, a franchised food retail network with a menu centred on durian, plans to open 200 outlets across Mainland China by 2022.
Starbucks China and Alibaba have announced an alliance that stretches way beyond the latter’s online delivery platform Ele.me.
Ele.me aims to grab a majority share of China’s food-delivery market in the near future, CEO Wang Lai said this week.
Alibaba’s Hema supermarkets have launched 24-hour delivery services in a move to bolster the brand’s “New Retail” services.
Alibaba has bought the Chinese food delivery business Ele.me for US$9.5 billion.