SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Dada-JD Daojia, a Chinese online grocery and delivery firm, said on Thursday it has raised $500 million (£4.2 billion) from Walmart Inc and JD.com Inc in its latest round of financing.
The company comprises two businesses and is partly owned by JD.com. Dada operates a network of 5 million delivery men, while JD Daojia partners with retail stores and provides one-hour delivery services of groceries and other items.
Walmart’s partnership with Dada-JD Daojia dates back to 2016, the statement said, adding that at present, 200 Walmart stores in 30 major Chinese cities have a presence in JD Daojia.
(Reporting by Brenda Goh and David Lin, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)