Today is Tuesday, December 14th. In the past twenty-four hours, there have been these company dynamics worthy of attention: Starbucks has been exposed to food safety issues and officially issued two statements; the Ministry of Education has offline “Photo Search Questions” and other apps; SenseTime’s global launch and Delay in listing;
Starbucks China responds to food safety issues late at night: violations exist, apologize to customers
On December 13, some media reported that two Starbucks stores in Wuxi frequently touched the red line of food safety: the ingredients were still used after the expiration date, and sold as a variety of best-selling beverages; supervisors and clerk “teaching by words and deeds” tampered with the shelf life. The ingredients of the company were said to be “extended” for a week; the cakes that promised to “not stay overnight after opening” were secretly put on the shelves the next day.
On the same day, Starbucks China issued a statement stating, “We have paid attention to the report on the two Starbucks stores in Wuxi. We are deeply shocked by the food safety issues involved in the report. We are very concerned about this incident, and it has been the first time. The two stores were closed and an in-depth investigation was immediately initiated. Since entering the Chinese market for 22 years, we have been committed to implementing strict food safety standards and resolutely adopting a zero tolerance approach to food safety issues.”
In the middle of the night on the 13th, Starbucks China issued another statement stating, “After investigation, we have confirmed that the partners (employees) of the two Wuxi stores reported by the media on December 13 did indeed violate operating regulations. We are duty-bound to ensure food safety. The situation of these two stores is a high warning that we are inadequate in the daily implementation of food safety standards. For this, we extend our sincerest apologies to all Starbucks customers.”
According to the Wuxi Market Supervision WeChat official account, on December 13, in response to the media exposure that two Starbucks stores had “replacement of ingredients and labels and use expired ingredients”, the Wuxi City Market Supervision Department organized a special class to carry out comprehensive verification and disposal work, and preliminary verification related The company has changed the label of the internal control period of food raw materials and used the raw materials beyond the period of internal control, and has instructed the two stores involved to close down for rectification.
The market supervision department simultaneously carried out investigations on 82 other Starbucks stores in the city, and found 15 problems including employees not wearing work caps, disordered items in the processing area, and incomplete disinfection records. All of them have been ordered to rectify. The Wuxi Municipal Market Supervision Bureau conducted an administrative interview with Starbucks (China) Northeast China, requesting the company to conduct a comprehensive self-examination and implement rectification on existing food safety issues.
On December 13, the news that Moutai would completely cancel the unboxing order caused heated discussion on the Internet. In response, the person in charge of Kweichow Moutai Enterprise responded that the news that the unboxing order was completely cancelled is true. At the same time, the market price of Feitian Moutai has declined. In 2021, the market price of Feitian Moutai (500ml) was 2,690 yuan per bottle, which is a far cry from the price of 3170 yuan per bottle on August 19 this year. (Beijing Business Daily)
According to the website of Shanghai Municipal Market Supervision Bureau, Shanghai Jiading Anting RT-Mart Trading Co., Ltd. recently exceeded food safety standards due to its sales of pathogenic microorganisms, pesticide residues, veterinary drug residues, biotoxins, heavy metals and other pollutants, and other substances harmful to human health. The limited amount of edible agricultural products was confiscated of illegal income of 0.1,494 million yuan, and a fine of 50,000 yuan was imposed.
Local time on December 10, according to Reuters, Nike is asking the US International Trade Commission to block the import of a variety of Adidas sneakers, including the joint series with Stella McCartney and Pharrel Williams. Nike believes that the German sportswear manufacturer has violated its Flyknit design technology. Nike stated in its complaint filed on December 8 that Adidas had 49 shoes using PrimeKnit technology, which infringed Nike’s six patents. In response, Reuters quoted an Adidas spokesperson’s email. The spokesperson stated that the company is analyzing the complaint and will defend Adidas against these allegations, and emphasized that the Primeknit technology is derived from its own years of research. (Daily Economic News)
SF Express’s Hong Kong IPO price is set at 16.42 Hong Kong dollars per share, with a net raise of approximately 2.03 billion Hong Kong dollars
SF Express announced on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on the morning of December 13 that the offer price has been determined at HK$16.42 per H share. Based on the offer price of HK$16.42 per H share, after deducting underwriting fees and other estimated expenses payable by the company in connection with the global offering, the net proceeds received by the company from the global offering are estimated to be approximately HK$2.0313 billion (assuming the over-allotment option). Not exercised). It is expected that H shares will begin trading on the main board of the Stock Exchange at 9:00 am (Hong Kong time) on December 14, 2021 (Tuesday).
Next up is the Internet company:
Tencent acquires 351 million shares of Hyaluronic acid leader, becoming the second largest shareholder
On December 13, Lushang Development announced that Tencent had subscribed for 351 million yuan to increase the capital of the company’s subsidiary company Freda Biotechnology, with a shareholding ratio of 8.04%, and the investor was Guangxi Tencent Venture Capital Co., Ltd. As the domestic leader in hyaluronic acid, Freda Bio, the subject of this investment, has multiple brands such as Yilian and Dr. Aier.
Chongqing Jiangbei District Market Supervision Bureau interviewed Meituan, are you hungry?
Chongqing Jiangbei District Market Supervision Bureau recently convened Meituan and Ele.me area leaders to say that since this year’s “Internet Supervision Action”, market supervision departments have found that online platforms are not strict in reviewing information for operators, failing to strictly perform advertising review responsibilities, and have not fully implemented it. Food safety responsibility, the platform only focuses on business development, and its own inspection mechanism is not perfect. (Upstream news)
Ministry of Education: Temporarily offline “photo search for questions” and other inert students’ thinking ability homework apps
On December 13, the General Office of the Ministry of Education issued a notice, setting out clear requirements for strengthening the promotion of education App management and the convergence of the “double reduction” policy. The notice proposes that homework apps that provide and spread “photographic search for questions” and other bad learning methods that inert students’ thinking ability, affect students’ independent thinking, and violate the laws of education and teaching, will be temporarily offline. The filing can be resumed after the rectification is in place and reviewed by the provincial education administrative department; if the review is not passed, the filing shall be revoked.
Next is the technology company dynamics:
The details of Ziguang Group’s reorganization are exposed, and the settlement plan is “choose one from three”
On December 13, the manager of Ziguang Group announced on the Shanghai Stock Exchange website that it had formally signed the “Reorganization Investment Agreement” with strategic investors, formulated a draft reorganization plan, and submitted it to the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court. According to sources close to the reporter, the Zhilu Jianguang Consortium, as a strategic investor in this reorganization, has submitted the investment plan with the highest asset valuation and the largest cash contribution, reaching 60 billion yuan, which will all be used for creditors. pay off. In terms of the repayment plan, the creditor can choose one of the three options: “cash + stocks + three-year retention debt”, “cash + stocks + five-year retention debt” and “cash + eight-year retention debt”. (Shanghai Securities News)
SenseTime: Global offering and listing will be delayed
SenseTime announced on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at noon on December 13. The board of directors announced that the global offering and listing will be delayed, and the company expects to publish supplementary prospectuses, supplementary prospectus amendments and supplementary prospectus, which will contain updated Listing timetable, relevant application procedures for the Hong Kong offer shares and other relevant information. The company is still committed to completing the global offering and listing as soon as possible.
Lei Jun withdrew from a number of Xiaomi affiliated companies
The Tianyan Check App shows that recently, Lei Jun has retired from the positions of legal representative, executive director or chairman of a number of Xiaomi affiliated companies, including Guangdong Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Xiaomi Communication Technology Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Xiaomi Information Service Co., Ltd., and Zhuhai Xiaomi Communication Technology Co., Ltd. According to shareholder information, Guangzhou Xiaomi Information Service Co., Ltd. is wholly-owned by Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd., and the remaining three companies are wholly-owned by Xiaomi Communication Technology Co., Ltd.. It is worth mentioning that not long ago, Lei Jun withdrew from the legal representative, executive director and general manager of Xiaomi Technology (Wuhan) Co., Ltd., which is also wholly-owned by Xiaomi Communication Technology Co., Ltd.
CATL: The board of directors nominates Zeng Yuqun and others as directors of the company
Ningde Times announced on the evening of December 13 that the board of directors nominated Zeng Yuqun, Li Ping, Huang Shilin, Pan Jian, Zhou Jia, and Wu Kai as non-independent director candidates for the company’s third board of directors. The board of directors nominated Xue Zuyun, Cai Xiuling, and Hong Bo as independent director candidates for the third board of directors of the company.
Cook revealed the three major investment directions of Apple: AR, AI and autonomous driving
On December 13, according to a recent interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple is focusing on three major areas. Cook said in the interview: “We are very concerned about augmented reality (AR), we are very concerned about artificial intelligence (AI), we are very concerned about autonomous driving (Autonomy).” Cook described the above “3A” as “core technology“, Will be applied in “various different ways”. (IT House)
Next is the automotive field:
Xiaomi’s two-line car manufacturing: the holding company Zhimi Technology prepares to build the car
36氪 learned from a number of people familiar with the matter that the ecological chain company Zhimi Technology, which is controlled by Xiaomi, has joined the car-making army. Shao Beiqi’s electrical and electronic architecture personnel have also joined Zhimi in the near future. An automobile design company is already in contact with Zhimi to design the entire vehicle. The source revealed: “The direction of Zhimi’s car manufacturing is also passenger cars, and the first car is SUV.” Zhimi Technology‘s car manufacturing business is currently independent of Xiaomi Motors, and it has not seen the obvious support of Xiaomi’s administrative system for Zhimi Technology. .
Volkswagen will set up 6 super factories in Europe to produce batteries, and invest 52 billion euros in the development of electric vehicles within five years
On December 13, Volkswagen issued a statement stating that Volkswagen plans to build six super factories in Europe to meet the group’s growing demand for battery packs. The factory in Salzgitter, Germany is currently scheduled to start production in 2025, and Volkswagen will invest about 2 billion euros in the factory from 2025 for mass production of its own battery packs. The statement stated that in the next five years, Volkswagen will invest about 52 billion euros in the development and production of new electric vehicles. The new car strategy will also include the development of new business areas such as batteries, charging and energy.
Li Shufu no longer serves as chairman of Geely New Energy
Tianyancha App shows that, recently, Zhejiang Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group Co., Ltd. has undergone a business change, Li Shufu retired from the position of chairman, and general manager Zhou Jianqun concurrently served as chairman. Zhejiang Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group Co., Ltd. was established in February 2016 with a registered capital of RMB 500 million and is wholly-owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Toyota Iron Works develops auto parts using sorghum fiber, and aims to achieve commercialization by 2024
According to news on December 13, Toyota’s component manufacturer Toyota Iron Works and Nagoya University have begun to cooperate in the development of plant fibers. “Cellulose nanofibers (CNF)” will be extracted from the stems of sugarcane close relatives to replace the glass fibers incorporated in automotive resin products. (interface) Return to Sohu to see more