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McDonald’s China links loyalty program to Ele.me app

McDonald’s customers in China can now earn loyalty points when they order a Big Mac through Ele.me, Alibaba Group’s on-demand delivery platform.

Holidays boost Chinese e-commerce sales

An extended May Day holiday has proved a boon for Chinese e-commerce, especially among millennial consumers and high-end brands.

Inside China’s burgeoning local services market

Local services – the use of online platforms to link consumers with offline lifestyle services and on-demand delivery – are booming in China.

Happy Lemon teashop showcases Alibaba technology

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: technology storm in a coffee cup

Luckin vs Starbucks: baristas and technology are engaged in a gigantic battle for the loyalty of Chinese coffee drinkers.

Starbucks virtual store launched with Alibaba

Alibaba technology is powering the first Starbucks virtual store under a New Retail initiative.

China’s slowing economy suppresses Singles Day

China’s slowing economy was the primary reason for the slowing growth of sales on Alibaba’s Singles Day on Sunday.

Tabs up as Tao Heung chases both affluent and convenience markets

Corporate restaurateur Tao Heung is reporting improved sales in both its core Hong Kong market and on the mainland.

Durian-food concept Mao Shan Cafe plans 200 stores

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 pact will ‘reshape modern retail’

Starbucks China and Alibaba have announced an alliance that stretches way beyond the latter’s online delivery platform Ele.me.

Ele.me ready to dominate China’s food-delivery market

Ele.me aims to grab a majority share of China’s food-delivery market in the near future, CEO Wang Lai said this week.

Hema now delivering around clock

Alibaba’s Hema supermarkets have launched 24-hour delivery services in a move to bolster the brand’s “New Retail” services.