Koubei Archives - Inside Retail Asia

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.

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.

Alibaba eats up Ele.me food delivery service

Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba has invested $1.25 billion in online food-delivery service Ele.me.

Ele.me may go to Alibaba

Chinese food-delivery startup Ele.me may change hands from Tencent to competitor Alibaba for $1.25 billion.

Alibaba in $1b eCommerce JV Koubei

Alibaba has invested US$1 billion in a new joint venture called Koubei to invest in new eCommerce businesses, including food delivery.