SHANGHAI, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JMU Limited ("the Company" or "JMU") (NASDAQ: JMU), a leading B2B online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and customers in the foodservice industry in China, today announced that the Company's consolidated affiliated entity in China, Shanghai Zhongmin Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd., Nippon ACCESS Inc ("ACCESS"), and TANSH Global Food Group Co., Limited ("TANSH", formerly Xiao Nan Guo Restaurants Holdings Limited) (HKEx: 3666) have reached a three-way partnership agreement on the strategic development of China's food and beverage market and had signed a Letter of Intent on Business Cooperation. Under this collaboration, the Company will continue its strategy to build the food catering and hotel B2B2C supply chain platform, and will fully cooperate with ACCESS and TANSH to develop international trade, research and development of food materials and food products, as well as overall supply chain cooperation. Specific cooperation includes the following:
- Food materials and food products international trade cooperation
With the China as an important strategic market, the three parties will cooperate to develop Chinese, Japanese, and other overseas regions' abilities to import and export food materials and food products for international trade.
- Holistic store supply chain collaboration in foodservice and hotel industry
JMU will work with ACCESS and TANSH to develop a holistic model of supply chain collaboration through research-trade-cold chain logistics. With ACCESS's experience and capability in R&D in food products and supply chain and TANSH's operation and investment experience in food and beverage industry, the three parties will collaborate in supply chain and food material product R&D, and will create a new model of "S2B2C" based on "Supply chain to Business to Customer through JMU's advantages in platform and supply chain service.
Ms. Xiaoxia Zhu, JMU's Co-Chairperson and CEO commented: "The development of China's catering industry not only needs a base in the domestic market, but also needs to open internationally and to introduce premium food materials and products, advanced research in production technology and more efficient supply chain service management experience. I look forward to working with ACCESS and TANSH to greatly improve JMU's competitive product line, service quality, and to create value for more of our partners. In the future, our food will be safer, healthier, and more delicious, and allow the international exchange of food and cooperation to be more efficient, extensive, and broad."
Founded in 1952, ACCESS is one of Japan's largest food distribution companies with more than half a century of experience in food circulation and advanced technology. One of the world's Fortune 500 companies, ITOCHU, holds a 93.77% stakes in the company. ACCESS focuses on the fields of food supply chain with annual sales of RMB125 billion (approximately US$ 18.5 billion), business coverage, convenience stores pharmacies, and others. Its 2017 business strategy is to expand overseas to international markets, with a focus on mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia and North America.
TANSH is a Chinese company listed in Hong Kong with over 30 years of history as a global catering brand investment development group. The company's brands offer a variety of formats, including Chinese food, Western food, and casual dining, and includes Shanghai Xiao Nan Guan, Nan Xiao Guan, Hui Gong Guan, ORENO, Pokka Café, Wolfgang Puck, The BoatHouse, Mai Chi Ling, and other invested and managed international brands.
About JMU Limited
JMU Limited currently operates China's leading B2B online e-commerce platform that provides integrated services to suppliers and customers in the catering industry. With the help of Internet and cloud technologies, JMU has the vision to reshape the procurement and distribution pattern and build a fair business ecosystem in the catering industry in China. JMU is further promoting the use of its platform for small- and medium-sized restaurants and restaurant chains in China.
Through cooperation with national and local industry associations and reputable restaurant groups across China, JMU has formed a leading industrial alliance and has great resource leverage in China's catering industry. JMU works closely with suppliers and customers in the catering industry, providing one-stop procurement services, as well as other value-added services. For more information, please visit: http://ir.ccjmu.com.
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Freda Feng, IR Director
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