11 Jul '18, 10am

Alibaba orders 3,000 tonnes of durian next year

Representatives of the Agriculture and Cooperative Ministry, Alibaba Group and farmers' cooperatives at the signing in Bangkok of an agreement for the purchase of at least 3,000 tonnes of durian for sale in China next year. (Photo: Cooperative Promotion Department) - + A subsidiary of Alibaba Group has signed a purchase deal for at least 800,000 durian from farmers' cooperatives in three eastern provinces next year at above market prices. The agreement was sealed on Wednesday by representatives of Shanghai Win Chain Supply Management Co (Win Chain), Wangsai Land Settlement Cooperative in Rayong province, Khaosaming Cooperatives in Trat province and Makham Agricultural Cooperative in Chanthaburi province. Deputy Agriculture and Cooperative Minister Wiwat Salyakamthorn said Alibaba Group intended to sell Thai durian through its Tmall.com and stores in China, so his ministry ...

Full article: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1501578/alibaba-...

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