On October 11, Meituan Select, a community group buying platform under Chinese tech firm Meituan, adjusted its brand positioning to a "supermarket with next-day delivery services."
The Hangzhou Municipal Market Supervision Bureau in eastern China's Zhejiang Province issued a notice on July 28 regarding recent reports of food safety problems with group purchasing and delivery services by Meituan merchants.
Major Chinese food delivery platform Ele.me announced on Thursday the launch of the first consumer carbon account in the industry.
The leading two companies in the domestic food delivery industry – Meituan and Ele.me – are now promoting "group buying food" services, while keeping a low profile.
Platforms under Chinese internet technology giant Alibaba have actively organized qualified frontline workers to ensure Shanghai's supply and distribution of goods.
Chinese food delivery service platform Ele.me has recently piloted smart helmets in Shanghai and other Chinese cities, and plans to deploy over 100,000 helmets nationwide this year.
On Wednesday, Zhizu Power Exchange, an intelligent power exchange enterprise for electric two-wheel vehicles, announced the completion of a B round financing worth 110 million yuan ($17.2 million).
At Alibaba's Investor Day held on December 17, Toby Xu, Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba Group, shared seven key investment themes under the firm's two major investment directions in the future.
Rumors have spread concerning food delivery platforms requiring their riders to register as individual industrial and commercial households, so as to avoid a responsibility that companies should bear. Meituan and Ele.me responded.
Last Saturday, officials from the Chinese government required Meituan, Alibaba and other enterprises to hold a meeting, demanding that they effectively protect the rights and interests of workers such as food delivery riders.
Labor disputes surrounding China’s leading food delivery service Ele.me are back in the spotlight.
A delivery driver of Alibaba-owned food delivery platform Ele.me tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, raising concerns about further spread of the disease in Beijing.
In Ep. 25 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about Alibaba’s recent moves to firm up its strategy around local services, putting pressure on Meituan-Dianping to defend itself.
Alibaba Group announced today to merge the online food delivery service platform Ele.me and its local commerce platform Koubei into a new local life service company.
Trustdata released a new mobile Internet report on July 31, unveiling a 6-3-1 shape of the food delivery market in China where Meituan Waimai continues to lead with 60 percent of the market share, followed by Ele.me at 36 percent and Baidu Waimai at 3 percent.
In one month, Chinese Starbucks customers will no longer need to wait in line for their cup of coffee as the coffee giant forms new partnership with the Alibaba Group.
Ele.me, the leading food delivery platform in China, announced on Tuesday that the company will put drones to use for food delivery services in Shanghai and launch the first drone delivery routes in China at the same time.
On April 2, Alibaba Group joined hands with Ant Financial in conducting the buyout of Ele.me at $9.5 billion. The Vice President of Alibaba Group Wang Lei will serve as the CEO of Ele.me, and there will be no differentiation between the teams of the two companies.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning to take over food delivery platform Ele.me for $9.5 billion. While Alibaba and ele.me have both declined to comment on “market rumors”, an Alibaba executive confirmed this news to the media without disclosing further details.
Meituan Dianping is recruiting for unmanned vehicle delivery and UAV delivery. When recruitment is complete, its unmanned delivery department is expected to reach nearly 200 people.