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In July, there were 31 food and beverage financing, only 1.6 billion, and the capital abandoned the waist project?

in July, how was the investment and financing situation of the food and beverage industry?

Text: Lucy

Source: foodaily daily food (id:foodaily)

According to foodaily’s incomplete daily food statistics, 31 investment and financing events occurred in the food and beverage industry in July 2022, with a total amount of only 1.6 billion, of which 12 financing undisclosed amounts.
In addition to investment and financing, Chinese fast-food chain “rural base”, a century old brand “Dezhou braised chicken”, and the new force of dairy industry “adopt a cow” rushed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange IPO; And “Baoli food”, a food seasoning supply chain enterprise, successfully launched an IPO on July 15, raising 402million yuan.
The following is the detailed financing of the food and beverage track in July 2022, which was exclusively collated by foodaily daily food:
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Liquor and new retail attract the most gold
From the perspective of sub circuits, the three major circuits of wine and beverage, new retail channels and supply chain attracted the most money, with financing of 378million yuan, 330million yuan and 404million yuan respectively.
However, the reason why the supply chain can become the most financing track is that “Baoli food” is listed in the IPO, with an initial fund-raising of 402million yuan. Due to the new consumption trend in the past two years, consumer supply chain enterprises have become the winners behind it. At present, Baoli’s share price has soared from 10.05 yuan / share at the beginning of listing to 30 yuan / share now (as of 15:00 on August 1), with a cumulative increase of 300%.
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In terms of financing volume, liquor and new retail are still the two major segments that have received the most financing, both of which are 6. It is worth noting that in the wine drinking circuit, Xige winery has the highest amount, amounting to hundreds of millions of yuan. One of the investors is Challenger venture capital. After this financing, Challenger capital and Tang Binsen’s “wine Empire” still cover Baijiu, beer, wine, etc.
The two “hot money” of the new retail channel have been integrated into the fresh food track, such as daily Youxian and aunt Qian. Although aunt Qian did not disclose the specific amount, she has been integrated into the e round, and the last round of financing also won hundreds of millions of yuan.
However, the daily Youxian was exposed to be “disbanded” a few days after it announced that it had received 200million financing. Now, according to several media reports, the financing funds of the daily Youxian have not been received, and it only announced that it would close the 30 minute express business, which has not been disbanded. At the same time, according to the “new entropy” survey, the total amount owed by Youxian’s suppliers every day has been about 100million yuan.
Capital abandons waist projects?
From the perspective of financing rounds, the polarization phenomenon is still relatively obvious.
The proportion of early projects (angel / seed round, round a) is high, accounting for more than 60%. Even among the 11 a-wheel series, 4 are pre-A wheels.
Shanghai has always been a gathering place of coffee brands, and the competition has long been white hot. In addition, the coffee consumption saturation of first tier cities such as Shanghai and Beijing is high, so sinking is the inevitable road. It is also a trend for capital to invest and finance in online popular cities like Changsha or other first and second tier markets.
As an “addictive” product, the financing of alcohol has never fallen.
The largest amount of financing this time is Xige winery. According to the introduction, Xige winery was founded in 2017, mainly producing wine. In 2021, it exceeded the sales mark of 200million yuan; By the end of April 2022, the order signing volume of “Xige” had reached the sales volume of the whole year of 2021. It is reported that the financing of Xige is also the first large-scale and professional financing in the field of fine wine in China.
July wine financing brand
In addition to low alcohol wine (fruit wine and wine), the two major wine sub categories that have attracted more attention in the past two years include Baijiu and refined beer. Although Baijiu financing rounds are few, the amount of almost every round is not low. On the whole, Baijiu financing focuses on scene innovation, traditional rejuvenation, digital brand, etc.
On the contrary, refined beer has a large amount of financing, but the amount is not high. According to the white paper on tmall beer trends, the refined beer market is growing rapidly. In 2021, the consumption growth rate of refined beer in China is much higher than that of the whole beer market. Such rapid growth has not only led to the birth of many new brands, but also led to the launch of refined beer by Budweiser, Carlsberg, Qingdao and other traditional brands; HEMA, Haidilao, etc. are also planning to brew beer
However, in the Chinese market, in addition to Baijiu, there are obvious head brands, such as Moutai, fruit wine, refined beer, wine and other sub categories. Although the prospect is promising, there are no leading brands, and there will be more new variables in the future.
Fresh “the road ahead is unclear”, and the number “is a foregone conclusion”
In terms of both quantity and amount, the new retail channels in July are in the leading position.
New retail financing brand in July
Among them, as mentioned above, Youxian was exposed to be “dissolved” after it disclosed 200million financing every day; Aunt Qian completed the e-round financing, but it was previously exposed that most franchisees lost money.
However, fresh e-commerce has not been favored for a long time. Cold chain, supply chain, product standardization and other links are costing, and China’s fresh e-commerce platforms have been fighting a price war of “burning money”, let alone making profits. According to the data of China Research Center, there are more than 4000 entrants in the domestic fresh food e-commerce field, of which only 4% have flat revenue, 88% have losses, and finally only 1% have achieved profits.
Aunt Qian focuses on “not selling overnight meat”, but it is not easy to really do it. In the end, we can only rely on crazy discounts before closing the store, or even free gifts, so franchisees have difficulty in making profits.
Therefore, both online and offline, fresh food is a difficult way to go, and the “fresh” mode still needs to be verified.
However, digital platforms have become an inevitable trend, whether it is discount chains or beauty collection stores, and
In July, there were 31 food and beverage financing, only 1.6 billion, and the capital abandoned the waist project?



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