People in protective face masks in a Beijing supermarket on February 19, 2020. The public health crisis could be a long-term growth catalyst for supermarket chains that have integrated online and offline channels. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus a boon for China’s tech-savvy supermarkets as homebound customers switch to online grocery orders

  • Supermarket chains that have been actively improving their e-commerce services have reaped the rewards as people opt for home delivery
  • Products such as fresh food that were previously sold overwhelmingly offline have seen huge rise in online orders during the health crisis
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People in protective face masks in a Beijing supermarket on February 19, 2020. The public health crisis could be a long-term growth catalyst for supermarket chains that have integrated online and offline channels. Photo: Reuters
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