Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s (NYSE:BABA) Freshippo stores will start selling Beyond Meat (NYSE:BYND) plant-based burger patties in mainland China.
Alibaba to bring Beyond Meat’s meatless patties to supermarkets in China
The e-commerce giant has rolled out the meatless alternatives in 50 Freshippo stores in Shanghai; its futuristic supermarkets require customers order and buy groceries through an app. This will be the first placement of the meatless burger patties sin supermarkets across mainland China. Beyond meat, burgers made their entry into the Chinese market in April through a partnership with Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Also, Yum China’s KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell offer Beyond Meat burgers in various cities across China.
Alibaba is among large enterprises that Beyond Meat has partnered within Mainland China. The US plant-based meat maker considers the Chinese market as being vital to its growth. Beyond CEO Ethan Brown stated that retail will be an essential aspect of its success in China. He added that the partnership with Alibaba was a huge milestone because retail expansion will be an important step in building the company’s presence in China. Recently Browns indicated that they had set up a website in Chinese language and accounts on social media platforms like WeChat.
Alibaba partners with SD-WAN Provider Aryaka
Cloud-First WAN firm, Aryaka entered a partnership with Alibaba Cloud to expand the innovative services of the leading global cloud provider to enterprises in China and worldwide. The partnership will benefit Alibaba Cloud clients in China wishing to expand their reach internationally. They will leverage global services that integrate SLA-driven connectivity with application security, SaaS access, WAN optimization, last-mile services, and global orchestration.
Through the partnership, Alibaba will start offering the Aryaka SmartSerives portfolio through the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace. Netbank, the joint reseller partner of Aryaka and Alibaba, will offer its services in China as a result of the partnership. Alibaba Cloud is the leading cloud provider in China and Asia pacific. The combination of Alibaba Cloud and one of the best SD-WAN will help in modernizing WANs.