A man walks past a Starbucks coffee shop in Beijing on August 2, 2018. Starbucks on August 2 announced a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba that will give the US coffee giant greater access to China's growing food-delivery market as it faces increased competition from local firms. Photo: AFP

Alibaba expands Starbucks delivery service to more Chinese cities as it ramps up competition with Luckin

  • The market for on-demand delivery is crucial for Chinese internet giants as it opens up an entry point to other services such as online payments
  • Starbucks and Luckin are vying for a bigger share of a fast-growing coffee market in the world’s most populous nation
Topic |   Alibaba

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A man walks past a Starbucks coffee shop in Beijing on August 2, 2018. Starbucks on August 2 announced a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba that will give the US coffee giant greater access to China's growing food-delivery market as it faces increased competition from local firms. Photo: AFP
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