After rumors of Starbucks coffee delivery, Luckin Coffee launches food delivery

From technode.com

China’s “new retail” startup Luckin Coffee announced today to accelerate and expand its business in light meals and snacks. The news comes just days after rumors that Luckin’s biggest competitor Starbucks is planning to deliver coffee with the help of Alibaba-owned food delivery platform Ele.me.

During its press event on August 1st, Luckin introduced a price comparison graphics showing that its food would be priced RMB 1-5 lower than its competition, local media reports (in Chinese). Though the company did not specify the competitor’s name, the industry suspects it’s highly likely to be Starbucks since the prices are strikingly similar.

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