British Food and Drink Delegation Visits Beijing and Shanghai

A group of UK food and drink makers returned from China on Monday [25 September 2017] after marketing British-made delicacies there, including clotted cream from Cornwall and gin and juice from Devon. Nine food and drink manufacturers, drawn mainly from Southwest England, participated in the weeklong trade mission. The trip was organized and funded by

Nestlé Launches Artificial Intelligence Product with JD.com

Global food and beverage giant Nestle launched its own artificial intelligence (AI) product with Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com Tuesday [19 September 2017], in a move to meet the demands of increasingly tech-savvy Chinese consumers. Nestle XiaoAI, an AI family nutrition assistant, is a smart speaker equipped with nutrition and health knowledge that can answer questions

China’s JD.com to Establish Joint Ventures in Thailand

China’s second biggest e-commerce company JD.com and Top Thai retailer Central Group will jointly invest $500 million to establish two joint ventures in Thailand covering e-commerce and fintech services respectively, a statement from Central Group said on Friday [15 September 2017]. According to the statement, Central Group will invest $250 million to the ventures, and

Walmart Stores to Be Used as JD.com Warehouses in Major Chinese Cities

Chinese e-commerce giant Jingdong (JD) announced Tuesday [25 July 2017] an inventory pooling scheme with American retailer Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart stores will serve as warehouses for JD in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Wuhan…Full Article: ECNS.cn July 2017 Key Point As a result of the inventory (warehouse) pooling scheme, purchases from JD.com could potentially be

JD.com’s “Running Chicken” Promotion Helps Poultry Farmers, but Critics Lament High Prices

Chinese Internet giant Tencent and online retailer JD.com have jointly launched a public welfare activity, calling for sports lovers to convert their steps into charitable donations using a fitness tracking application. “Running Chicken,” a pilot project to help poor rural households in Hebei province earn money by selling chickens, was unveiled on Nov. 7. Through