COFCO’s Waimai Sells US Beef in Beijing While Alibaba’s Yiguo Sells US Beef in Shanghai

China’s major e-commerce platforms are racing to be the first to put US beef under their online sales portfolio, with the arrival of the first commercial shipment of the meat and its products to China due over the weekend, marking the end of a 14-year import ban. Womai.com, the online platform run by the country’s

Shanghai Proposes Strengthening Online Food Safety Regulations

Shanghai’s food safety watchdog has proposed tightening the rules for online food ordering and delivery services, including making it mandatory for a food provider to have a physical restaurant location. A draft of revised regulations for the industry, drawn up by the city’s food and drug administration, has been made available for public comment until

Amazon Links Up with Henan Province’s Zhengzhou Airport

Direct cargo flights from America, run by retail giant Amazon, have arrived in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province. The planes, which were carrying nearly 1,000 sorts of products including food, clothes and household appliances ordered from Chinese buyers, flew from New York, Chicago and Los Angels to the Chinese transportation hub…Full Article: ECNS.cn

Food Delivery App, Meituan Waimai, Causes Outrage in Henan Province

Meituan Waimai, one of China’s three largest online catering service platforms, has fired an employee for regional discrimination in recruitment which triggered a public outcry. The employee, Tian Yuan, sparked an online uproar Wednesday as viral posts showed Tian asking for recommendations of a candidate for the company’s position of product operator by offering a

Germany’s Aldi Teams Up with Alibaba’s Tmall

German supermarket franchise Aldi has been taking ground from Australia’s dueling retail giants, Woolworths and Coles since 2001. It now hold around 15 percent of the supermarket space with 350 stores across the country and A$4 billion ($3 billion) in annual sales. With the help of Tmall Global, operated by Alibaba, Aldi is now expanding