Huzhou-based Waste Treatment Company Under Scrutiny after Illegally Dumping Diseased Pig Carcasses

Five people have been detained on suspicion of dumping 300 tonnes of diseased pigs in a mountainous area of Huzhou city [near Shanghai], eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. The city government issued a circular Monday [11 September 2017] accusing the Huzhou Industrial and Medical Waste Treatment Company of sending pigs that died of disease to a

US Beef Arrives in Shanghai

Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Tuesday the first shipment of U.S. beef entered China on Sept. 1, signifying the normalization of the large-scale import of the product. The shipment of frozen beef weighed 15.1 tonnes and was valued more than 300,000 U.S. dollars, according to the bureau, which opened a green channel for

Yigou and ExFresh Look to Expand China’s Cold Chain Delivery Network

Alibaba’s business-to-consumer retail platform Tmall said it will invest an additional US$300 million in online fresh food vendor Yiguo, in a bid to strengthen its online grocery and fresh food business. Tmall is hoping to leverage on Yiguo’s existing cold chain delivery network to achieve nationwide delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables within 24 hours

Costa Rican Pineapples Look to Compete with the Philippines and Taiwan in the Mainland

Costa Rican pineapples are now available on Chinese e-commerce platforms as well as big retail outlets after the Central American country received official permission in May. After 25 days en-route, the first shipment of pineapples arrived in Shanghai in June, making Costa Rica, the largest producer and exporter of pineapples in the world, Chinese mainland’s

Alibaba’s Hema Fresh Stores Expand into Beijing

The concept of “New Retail,” which was created by Jack Ma Yun, Alibaba Group Holding’s founder and chairman, in late October, is gaining momentum in the domestic markets. Hema Xiansheng, Alibaba’s newly founded online-to-offline platform, is putting the novel retail business model into practice, an effort experts say is changing China’s traditional retail sector. Despite

Hebei-based Grain Processor to Purchase Kazakh Wheat

With assistance from Kazakhstan’s Consulate-general in the city of Shanghai, the Kazakh company Tina (Shanghai) International Trading Co., Ltd has signed a memorandum of intent with Wudeli Flour Mill Group Co., Ltd., a major Shanghai-based grain processing company, to supply Kazakh grain to the above Chinese megapolis, KazInform reports…Full Article: BlackSeaGrain July 2017 Key Point

COSCO Shipping and Shanghai International Port to Buy Hong Kong’s OOCL

China’s major shipping operator COSCO Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port (Group) Co jointly announced a takeover offer on Sunday [9 July 2017] to all the shareholders of Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line Co (OOCL), COSCO announced on Sunday…Full Article: The Global Times July 2017 Key Point Once the takeover is completed, China’s COSCO