Besides the three giants in China, there are also some other unique food delivery apps that want to make a difference.
The Bejing Food and Drug Administration ordered three leading Chinese food delivery platforms to delist 60 unlicensed restaurants.
Huangtaiji, a fast food chain selling style traditional Chinese pancakes and other food items, wants to build a takeout ecosystem with the help of Alibaba-backed Ele.me.
A prohibition on two-wheel electric vehicles on some of Beijing’s main roads could affect food delivery companies including Ele.me, Baidu Waimai and Meituan Waimai.
Highlights of tech financing in China this week: Alibaba invests USD 1.25B in food delivery service platform Ele.me and Meituan Dianping likely to have raised USD 2.8 billion with more cash soon to come.
Ele.me finds a new backer in Alibaba after splitting with Dianping, and Alibaba to gain a stronger foothold in the battle for supremacy in the food delivery space.