On June 20th, Ele.me, Alibaba Group’s on-demand food delivery platform, and the Agriculture Information Institute (AII) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) collaborated to release food delivery industry's first sustainable food indicator system, as well as report on carbon reduction for small package food delivery.
As of April, over 110,000 merchants on Ele.me, Alibaba Group's on-demand food delivery platform, have participated in charity projects through "Caring Merchant" program, with a total donation amount of nearly 3 million yuan ($425,242) in six months.
On World Autism Awareness Day, observed annually on April 2nd, platforms under Alibaba Group introduced various philanthropic activities to enhance public awareness about individuals with autism.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to merge its restaurant review business (previously known as Koubei) with its AutoNavi map app.
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.