Besides the three giants in China, there are also some other unique food delivery apps that want to make a difference.
The merger allows Alibaba to tap into Ele.me’s army of couriers and logistics infrastructure.
Ele.me CEO says in 16 months, China may only have two food delivery platforms left.
The Bejing Food and Drug Administration ordered three leading Chinese food delivery platforms to delist 60 unlicensed restaurants.
Following Ele.me’s food safety scandal, Guangdong authority asks online food delivery platforms to make changes.
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.
China’s CCTV held the annual gala on March 15, World Consumer Rights Day, to expose counterfeiters and acts of infringement.
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.