said Wednesday that it has partnered with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
to launch voice ordering in China with Alibaba’s smart speaker, Tmall Genie. The Starbucks virtual store sells a Starbucks-themed version of the speaker. Deliveries arrive within 30 minutes. Starbucks and Alibaba have been partners for one year and have collaborated on a number of programs to grow the coffee business in China. The voice ordering program uses Alibaba’s Ele.me on-demand food delivery platform, which was introduced earlier this year. Starbucks stock has rallied almost 65% over the past year. Alibaba shares are up 14.3%. And the S&P 500 index
is up 3.5% for the period.
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