Shanghai, Guangdong, Shandong, and Jiangsu Top China’s Dining Consumption Index

Shanghai tops other cities in a dining consumption index, while Guangdong, Shandong and Jiangsu provinces top the rankings in terms of absolute transaction value, according to data compiled by Alibaba’s lifestyle service unit, Koubei. Those in Xiamen, Guangzhou and Tianjin prefer Western food more than consumers in other regions, while Shanghai residents favor Cantonese and

Tianjin Goubuli Food Acquires 78% Stake in Australia’s Blooms Bluesky Holding

Goubuli, one of China’s longest established food brands from the northern city of Tianjin, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Australian health product company Blooms Bluesky Holding. Goubuli, has adopted the English name “Go Believe,” will acquire 78 percent of the latter, said Zhang Yansen, president of the Tianjin Goubuli Group Corporation…Full Article: China

Beijing-based South Korean Barbecue Chain Cuts Ties with Lotte amid THAAD Deployment

Some China South Korean-style restaurants declared their relationship with Lotte, amid a domestic boycott against Lotte after the group signed an agreement with the South Korean military to provide land for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system deployment. Multi-brand catering enterprise Halla Group released a statement on its website Tuesday, announcing that it

China Food and Drug Administration Forcing Online Restaurants to Have Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Businesses selling food and providing catering services online are now required to show their food trade licenses and have brick-and-mortar stores, according to China Food and Drug Administration, reported the Beijing News. The requirements came as part of an administrative draft designed to improve supervision of online food and catering services…Full Article: ECNS.cn Feb 2017

A Total of 68 Mainland Chinese Restaurants Included in France’s 2017 La Liste Rankings

A total of 68 restaurants from Chinese mainland were listed in the 2017 La Liste, which names the world’s 1,000 finest establishments. The Guide to La Liste Chinese Top Restaurants, published by Qingdao Publishing House, was launched on December 17 at a celebration dinner at Huai Yang Fu restaurant in Andingmen, Beijing…Full Article: The Global