Starbucks and Alibaba Launch Food Delivery and Virtual Stores in China

Starbucks and Alibaba Launch Food Delivery and Virtual Stores in China

Starbucks has extended its partnership with Alibaba in China, which will see it launch delivery services, establish a delivery kitchen and create a virtual store with the help of the eCommerce giant’s subsidiaries. The American coffee giant is already working with Alibaba for its interactive coffee store Shanghai Reserve Roastery, which is powered by Alibaba technology to allow consumers […]

Just Eat launches successful floating takeaway Facebook AR experience

Just Eat launches successful floating takeaway Facebook AR experience

In November 2017, Just Eat worked with marketing tech agency Byte London and VR content creator Inception VR to become one of first companies to launch an augmented reality (AR) experience through Facebook’s AR studio. Now, the fast food marketplace has revealed that the campaign was a sales success. The AR experience enabled Facebook users […]

Uber preps test of 30-minute food delivery by drone

Uber preps test of 30-minute food delivery by drone

Uber Technologies plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego as part of a wide-reaching commercial test program approved by the U.S. federal government, said Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive officer. Khosrowshahi said people should expect meal delivery in five to 30 minutes, depending on whether it comes from a drone or a human. […]

Domino’s creates 150K hotspots to deliver pizza almost anywhere

Domino’s creates 150K hotspots to deliver pizza almost anywhere

Domino’s Pizza is launching yet another delivery revolution in the USA. Over 150,000 Domino’s Hotspots are now active nationwide so that customers can receive delivery orders at spots that don’t have a traditional address – places like local parks, sports fields and beaches, as well as thousands of other unexpected sites. Local Domino’s stores around […]

Ford to launch self-driving car network “at scale” by 2021

Ford to launch self-driving car network “at scale” by 2021

Ford has its sights set on operating its own self-driving car network “at scale” by 2021, opting to run its own service as opposed to selling its technology to a transportation platform. The automaker is already testing a service with Domino’s and Postmates in Miami, which sees consumers offered a discount if they are happy […]

Alibaba to buy remaining shares in food delivery app Ele.me

Alibaba to buy remaining shares in food delivery app Ele.me

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd announced it would buy the remaining shares of Ele.me, a major platform in China’s food delivery market, as it competes with Tencent Holdings Ltd services for offline consumers. Alibaba and affiliate Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group Co Ltd currently own approximately 43 percent of Ele.me, and the […]