Sunday, April 26, 2020

Chairman Richard Liu and Donate to Chile during COVID-19 Donate to Chile during COVID-19

Chairman Richard Liu and Donate to Chile during COVID-19

On April 22nd, Richard Liu, Chairman and CEO announced to donate medical supplies to Chile, including 800,000 disposable medical masks, 200,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 thermometers, 15,000 protective gowns, and 50 ventilators. This afternoon, ten JD trucks transported all medical supplies packed in 1,402 boxes to Embassy of Chile in Beijing. 

Chile ambassador Luis Schmidt Montes said, “Now we are facing the most serious public health crisis in recent years. We are grateful for Mr. Richard Liu and’s kind donation. Help from Chinese enterprises and people will speed up Chile’s epidemic control efforts.” 

In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in Chile, the Chilean embassy in Beijing has launched a campaign named “China aids Chile”. Chile ambassador Luis Schmidt Montes (right) and Baozheng Long, vice president of (left) attend the handover ceremony Baozheng Long, vice president said, “Richard and are consistently focused on the COVID-19 development overseas. As a country that is home to many products popular among JD’s customers, we hope to bring faith and hope to Chile. We will continue our efforts in providing anti-virus support worldwide.” 

Cherries, prune, blueberries and wine from Chile are all popular on JD’s platform. In the first three quarters of 2019, transaction volume for imported products from Chile increased over 80% y-o-y. As the coronavirus has been spreading around the world, JD has continued to donate supplies to help overseas partners in their anti-epidemic fights, including most recently supporting the UK and Uzbekistan. To date, JD has allocated over RMB 1.5 billion yuan in the donation and transportation of medical and protective supplies.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Join Black Sheep Restaurants' Premium Delivery Service

Join Black Sheep Restaurants' Premium Delivery Service

Black Sheep Restaurants understands first-hand how razor-thin margins are in the restaurant industry and how little profits there are for restaurants delivering through the big aggregators who refuse to lower their commissions while the industry continues to bleed.

In a show of solidarity, Black Sheep Restaurants is offering up to ten spots on its proprietary delivery system GO until the end of the summer. For the ten restaurants onboarded there will be no sign-up fees, no commission, all that will be asked is to cover GO’s delivery costs.

The only catch is that the restaurants need to be close to an existing Black Sheep Restaurants establishment in SoHo, Lan Kwai Fong, Wan Chai or up on The Peak. Co-founder of Black Sheep Restaurants Syed Asim Hussain comments; "We wish that we had the capacity to help more of our friends in the industry with delivery, but we also know the limitations of our own delivery ecosystem. However, what we lack in tech, we make up for in heart, and I hope this gesture will help see some of our comrades through this devastating time. And I hope that this inspires the aggregators to do the right thing by their clients, if we can do this at GO, they definitely can too."


Now Extended: Black Series: Now or Never

Black Sheep Restaurants

Black Sheep Restaurants has extended its Black Series: Now or Never set menus running at over 20 venues for one week. On Saturday, 18 April, new availability and time slots from 20 April through 26 April will open to the public at all venues.

The teams have been overwhelmed by the support during Black Series: Now or Never, but with current restrictions keeping all restaurants at half capacity, the decision to extend gives more availability for guests who were not able to dine at the restaurant of their choice last week.

Seats are limited and restricted to groups of two to four pax, and menus will stay the same, all designed to be served at a rapid pace so guests wishing to be in and out in around an hour at the casual restaurants, or 90 minutes in the premium establishments, can easily be accommodated.

During this extended week of bookings, Black Sheep Restaurants will maintain its strictest health protocols.

Guests who dine at participating restaurants through the extension will be able to enter the lucky draw and will have the chance to win exclusive rewards. Rewards include a month of Monday dinners for two, a preview of Black Sheep Restaurants’ new establishment, Crown Super Deluxe, or dinner for two at Hotel Colombo, Le Garçon Saigon or Taqueria Super Macho. Ten winners will be announced on 1 May 2020.