Shopping malls such as empty city, supermarkets selling fresh food
In recent days, the first financial reporter visited some shopping centers and supermarkets in Shanghai first-class business district. At the scene, the reporter saw that many shopping malls are normally open, most of the shops are also open, some restaurants are closed, but some restaurants are still open. Almost all shop operators wear masks to go to work. According to Taiguhui of Nanjing West Road Business District, the mall has set up a special import and export channel, which must enter and exit according to its design route. At the entrance of the mall, there are special staff to measure the temperature of each guest, and enter the mall after passing the body temperature test. Some supermarkets even remind customers to wear masks to enter the store for shopping.
When the first financial reporter walked into the shopping malls such as Taiguhui, he saw that although the shops were almost all open, there were basically no guests, only staff and a few guests, and there was basically no real consumption. A cosmetics store clerk told the first financial reporter that in the past, the daily turnover of the store was tens of thousands of yuan, and now it is almost zero. Even if the rent is reduced, the cost of labor and other costs still need to be paid, and the passenger flow can not be expected to recover significantly in a short period of time.
Most shopping malls on Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street are also open, but the flow of people is also very scarce. The Yu Garden business circle, which could have relied on the New Year Lantern Festival to stimulate passenger flow, has now been suspended. The business circle is also crowded. The scene of queuing for special snacks has disappeared, and shops and restaurants have little business. Mingchuang Youpin disclosed to the first financial reporter that its stores had a high daily traffic. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, it has closed about one third of its stores, even those still in operation are still in light business.
A large number of consumption areas of shopping centers are clothing, catering, entertainment, etc., which are not just needed in the current situation, and people will not consume at this time. In contrast, supermarkets involving new necessities for peoples livelihood have a good business, and daily necessities and fresh food are relatively hot. Shen Jun, a senior retail analyst, said.
In Lianhua supermarket, Suning small store, RT mart and other stores, the first financial reporter saw that the passenger flow was relatively large, customers and staff were wearing masks, the sales of goods in the fresh area was relatively fast, and the current inventory supply was still sufficient. In addition to fresh, instant noodles are also popular, especially in bowls rather than bags.
First financial reporter also learned that because a large number of restaurants are closed and employees have no work to open, some catering enterprises are negotiating with retailers to transfer employees to retail stores for work, such as Xibei and HEMA are docking this matter.
Ensure supply and price stability
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the major supermarkets have been actively ensuring supply. Wal Mart told the first financial reporter that its grain, oil, rice and noodles are in sufficient supply, and fresh food such as fruits, vegetables and meat are in normal supply. Frozen dumplings, Tangyuan, Baodian and other seasonal convenience food supply resources are continuously optimized to ensure adequate supply. From the week before the Spring Festival to the end of January, Walmarts overall vegetable supply has exceeded 10000 tons, and its sales have increased about 2-3 times year-on-year; the overall rice flour oil supply is nearly 30000 tons, and the sales have increased nearly 60% year-on-year; the overall meat supply is over 2000 tons, and the overall sales in January have increased about 70% year-on-year. Especially for the upcoming Lantern Festival, Wal Mart is ready to preheat in advance. Only two weeks before and after the Spring Festival, frozen dumplings, Baodian, Tangyuan, etc. have achieved a year-on-year growth of nearly 1.5 times.
Carrefour revealed that during the Spring Festival, 209 stores in 51 cities across the country will not close or be out of stock, and will urgently purchase more and replenish goods in time. Data shows that as of January 30, 5000 tons of vegetables, 560 tons of pork, 2200 tons of fruits and 400 tons of eggs have been provided. Carrefour also sold 230000 bottles of disinfectant and 80000 bags of masks. Take Wuhan as an example. During the Spring Festival, 1000 bottles of disinfectant and 700 bottles of hand sanitizer have been consumed for cleaning and disinfection of stores. Employees strictly abide by the procedures for changing masks, and a total of nearly 20000 masks have been consumed. Suning vegetable market does not close during the Spring Festival. At present, there are nearly 220 pick-up points in Nanjing and Zhenjiang.
According to big data of Jingdong, in just ten days from New Years Eve to the ninth day of the lunar new year, Jingdong has delivered 19000 tons of main grain, 5.9 million liters of edible oil, 15000 tons of fresh food and 15 million bags of instant noodles to consumers across the country Affected by the special circumstances of this years Spring Festival, there are fewer people walking around, but many people send door-to-door gifts to distant relatives and friends through online shopping and express delivery mode, and JDs orders in different places have increased substantially. Among them, the growth rate of orders sent to Fujian (up 98.64%), Hainan (up 93.58%), Guangdong (up 82.62%), Zhejiang (up 62.67%) and Sichuan (up 62.1%) ranked the top five in China.
In terms of prices, retailers basically said that they would not increase prices and stabilize supply. But some retailers have also been accused of rising prices.
To this end, Chu Dong, vice president of China chain operation association, put forward three guiding opinions for supermarket enterprises to strengthen price management: first, to undertake social responsibility, practice the promise of no price increase, guarantee supply and no price increase. In case of price difference due to different varieties, quality grades, places of origin and other factors, special explanation that is not easy to be misunderstood shall be made in a prominent position. At the same time, keep the purchase bills for the market supervision department to check. Second, we should strengthen the unified management of stores to prevent price hikes. Each chain operation headquarters shall self check the authorization change of sensitive commodity price system, apply electronic price tag and other information-based means for unified management, increase the daily patrol frequency of sensitive commodity price tag of its brand and store, reduce human error, and prevent the price increase of individuals, affiliated merchants and others. Third, we should strengthen communication with citizens and government departments and take the initiative to accept price supervision. We should make full use of the store site and the enterprise public number, publicize the information of enterprises supply, price, guide rational consumption, etc., take the initiative to publicize the prices of sensitive commodities, invite consumers and market supervision departments to assist in supervision, and find problems to be corrected and rectified in time.
Chu Dong further pointed out that one of the following situations occurred to the retail operators, which can be identified as the illegal act of bid up prices as stipulated in Item (3) of Article 6 of the provisions on administrative penalties for price violations, including: in the process of selling anti epidemic products, the price of other products is forced to be tied up and the price of anti epidemic products is increased in disguise; the price of anti epidemic products or peoples livelihood products is not increased, but the price of matching products is greatly increased Where the delivery fee or other fees are charged; where the operator sells the same variety of goods, which exceeds the price difference rate of the last actual transaction before January 19 (inclusive of that day, the same below); where the operator did not actually sell before the outbreak, or the actual transaction situation before January 19 cannot be verified, the operator substantially increased the price for foreign sales on the basis of the purchase cost, and still failed to correct immediately after being warned by the market supervision department. We firmly support the state in cracking down on the illegal acts of hoarding and raising prices in unusual periods. At the same time, we call on market supervision departments of all regions to take guiding enterprises to strengthen price management as the starting point, prompt correction and rectification in time when problems are found, so as to overcome the difficulties with enterprises in the overall situation of epidemic prevention. Chu Dong said. Source: First Financial Editor: Guo Chenqi, nbj9931
Chu Dong further pointed out that one of the following situations occurred to the retail operators, which can be identified as the illegal act of bid up prices as stipulated in Item (3) of Article 6 of the provisions on administrative penalties for price violations, including: in the process of selling anti epidemic products, the price of other products is forced to be tied up and the price of anti epidemic products is increased in disguise; the price of anti epidemic products or peoples livelihood products is not increased, but the price of matching products is greatly increased Where the delivery fee or other fees are charged; where the operator sells the same variety of goods, which exceeds the price difference rate of the last actual transaction before January 19 (inclusive of that day, the same below); where the operator did not actually sell before the outbreak, or the actual transaction situation before January 19 cannot be verified, the operator substantially increased the price for foreign sales on the basis of the purchase cost, and still failed to correct immediately after being warned by the market supervision department.