JD and Alibaba Battle Over Online Sales of Fresh Seafood on Singles Day in China; JD Inks Deal with Canada
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [163.com] Translated by Amy Zhong November 21, 2016
Imported fresh food have become increasingly popular among China’s rising middle class. And the sale of fresh food is one important battlefield for e-commerce companies during the “Double-11” festival, on November 11th. This is also known as singles day because of the 11/11 acronym.
JD has inked a contract again with Canadian government to ensure sufficient supply before the festival. And there is an increase of 120% in its supply of Canadian fresh food during 2016 compared with last year, while the sales so far have skyrocketed by over 400%.
There are over 300 different kinds of Canadian fresh food sold in JD now. And JD negotiates with Canada’s leading companies directly, said Wang, the president of JD Fresh...
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