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Published: 09:48, July 24, 2022 | Updated: 09:53, July 24, 2022
China's supermarkets see stable growth in online sales in 2021
By Xinhua
Published:09:48, July 24, 2022 Updated:09:53, July 24, 2022 By Xinhua

Residents shop at a supermarket in Songjiang district of Shanghai, on May 10, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING - China's top 100 supermarket enterprises maintained growth in online sales last year, data from an industry association showed.

In 2021, online sales of the country's top-100 supermarkets amounted to nearly 100 billion yuan (about $15 billion), up 40 percent year on year, according to the China Chain Store and Franchise Association.

In 2021, online sales of the country's top-100 supermarkets amounted to nearly 100 billion yuan (about $15 billion), up 40 percent year on year, according to the China Chain Store and Franchise Association

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The total number of stores owned by these enterprises gained 2.9 percent from a year ago to about 30,000, with 11 firms logging a year-on-year growth of over 5 percent in sales revenue and store numbers.

Due to adverse factors such as COVID-19, the top 100 supermarkets saw declines in customer flow and per-customer transactions last year, said the association.

Their sales narrowed 2.6 percent year on year to 907.6 billion yuan in 2021, showed the data. 

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