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February 21, 2022

China introduces new rules for online food delivery platforms

Online food delivery platforms will offer preferential fees for restaurants located in areas impacted by Covid-19.

The Government of China has announced new rules for the online food delivery platforms that operate in the country.

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Under the new rules, the government has directed food delivery platforms to further reduce service charges for restaurants, with an objective to reduce the operating costs for food and beverage businesses in the country, TechCrunch reported.

The new move is expected to impact the profit models of Meituan and Ele.me, two major online food delivery platforms operating in China.

The decision was announced by China’s National Development and Reform Commission.

After the announcement, the share value of Meituan is said to have dropped by 15% while Ele.me’s share value decreased by 4%.

Ele.me is operated by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.

Additionally, the state agency has directed online food delivery platforms to offer preferential fees to restaurants located in areas that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chinese authorities are also said to have ordered food delivery platforms to improve the safety of their workers.

Last October, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) imposed a penalty of $533m on Meituan for antitrust violations.

The government agency identified that Meituan was using monopolistic practices such as forcing restaurants to sell their products exclusively through its app.

Additionally, SAMR found that the online food delivery platform was using algorithms, deposits and agreements to ensure that restaurants remained faithful to the company.

In January, Starbucks collaborated with Meituan to bolster its footprint in the country.

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  • An overview of dine-in, takeaway, and delivery forecasts up to 2026
  • Areas foodservice industry players should be focusing on for digital investment
  • Consumer insight into attitudes towards digital convenience
  • Challenges facing foodservice, in terms of investment and logical considerations
  • Key examples of top industry players
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