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Meituan scales down Ella Supermarket

Chinese food-delivery website Meituan has closed three of its Ella Supermarkets in Jiangsu.

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.

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.

Shift to New Retail ‘imperative’

A shift by brands to a New Retail model is imperative to remain relevant and competitive in China, according to a report from AliResearch and Bain & Co.

Buyout deal for Belle International footwear

Two private equity firms have offered to buy Belle International in a deal valued at HK$53.1 billion (US$6.8 billion).

O2O commerce is generating real money in China

O2O commerce GMV grew 38 per cent last year as Chinese consumers became increasingly enthusiastic about using smartphones to buy goods and services.