Tag: alibaba

Tech

Chinese Food Deliverer Meituan Is Learning Quickly From Early Mistakes

1 year ago

By cutting its losses now, Meituan can better focus on its core battle against ele.me, the delivery service backed by Alibaba Group.

Chains

Starbucks Runs Into Early Troubles With Uber Eats Partnership

2 years ago

There are a couple of ways Starbucks Delivers could go wrong. First is Starbucks' efforts are tied to two completely different companies. The possibility also remains that by growing its store footprint too quickly in the U.S. and China, the chain could be shooting itself in the foot.

Chains

Starbucks Will Greatly Expand Uber Eats Partnership in the U.S.

2 years ago

Starbucks is only concerned with delivery both in the U.S. and China. At the same time, the coffee chain is growing at an unprecedented rate. Time will tell if it's actually moving too fast.

Tech

Meituan’s Post-IPO Slump Slows the Chinese Delivery Giant

2 years ago

Meituan appears to be split in too many ways, but one of its strengths has always been it's ability (like Amazon) to deliver anything at any time. Could it survive as a standalone — albeit with a smaller valuation — like delivery services elsewhere?

Marketing

China’s Largest Restaurant Review and Delivery Service Close to $3 Billion Funding Round

3 years ago

It’s one thing to be valued at $3 billion, but a $3 billion round is giant by any stretch, and could cause other well-funded startups playing in this space to have to better prove their worth.