JD.com’s 7Fresh Supermarket to Expand Outside Beijing

Consumers in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu will soon be greeted with a new fresh food shopping experience as JD plans to open 16 new locations for its premium 7Fresh stores…Full Article: Fruitnet Sept 2018 Key Point Fresh produce reportedly comprises 70% of 7Fresh’s store products, with 20% originating from international suppliers. ChinaAg Comments In

Walmart, IBM, Tsinghua University, and JD.com Team Up on Implementing Blockchain Technology

Retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and JD.com Inc. and technology gurus IBM Corp. and Tsinghua University have kicked off a collaboration to track food information and enhance food safety in China using blockchain technology. The four have established the Blockchain Food Safety Alliance, which allows companies to share information that is then stored by blockchain —

Mainland’s Guiyang Nanming Laoganma and Hubei Zhouheiya Gaining Ground in Hong Kong Market

New statistics are suggesting a group of quality brands from the Chinese mainland are gaining popularity in the Hong Kong market. Boosted by a project supporting quality brands launched by Tmall, Alibaba’s online shopping platform, some 100 mainland brands have seen a sales increase of over 30 percent in Hong Kong…Full Article: ECNS.cn Oct 2017

Sweden’s Tetra Pak Faces Tough Competition in China

Competition in China’s bacteria-free paper-packing market has become more intense, with the consumption upgrade driving a rapid change in the market and the rise of domestic players. Sweden-based paper packing giant TetraPak used to hold about 90 percent of the bacteria-free paper packing market in China, and now its market share is decreasing to about