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Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) three months ago, retailers in China have responded with urgency and empathy as the situation evolves - we will continue to update this article with the latest developments...

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Sam's Club, Walmart’s membership only retail warehouse club, announced last week that it plans to open a flagship outlet in China in 2021. The brand’s largest outlet in China The flagship store will be built in the Waigaoqiao New Development Park, a land inside the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. It is only a 30-minute drive from Shanghai's Pudong District, Wujiaochang and Xinjiangwan areas...
China is already working to return to a state approaching normalcy following the outbreak of coronavirus three months ago. Reopening for business Businesses affected by lockdowns have reopened and customers are cautiously returning to stores:  Shopping malls : after this week, most shopping malls will reopen to the public, with adjusted business hours of 10 am–10 pm Gyms : most...
The retailer launched the service on 21 March to support the global efforts to limit the impact of the virus. Sharing invaluable frontline experience The service is an upgrade of its Chinese-only medical consultation platform, launched a few days earlier on 17 March, which has received more than 50,000 consultation requests and more than 3.2m visitors. The upgraded version has the follow...

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31/03/2020
To facilitate delivery efficiency and minimize human contact, JD.com's 7FRESH supermarket set up five smart vending machines in Beijing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
26/03/2020
In this report, we discuss how grocery shopping has evolved in five different ways in China during the pandemic. These are unlikely to be short-term changes and may not go away when the pandemic is over. These changes will have a long-lasting and profound impact on path to purchase, fulfillment models, supported by new partnerships and innovations. What these changes mean to retailers and brands in other parts of the world and what actions they can take are also discussed.
24/03/2020
JD Health launched its global, bilingual free online consultation service on 21 March 2020.
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